Art Palestine International is a New York-based cultural organization dedicated to Palestinian contemporary art. We collaborate with museums, galleries, and non-profits to produce art exhibitions, events, and publications.

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Marian Spore exhibition

Our co-curator, Michael Connor  wears two hats and the following quotation describes  his project and its recent demise.Alan Licht wrote this for Rhizome.

Billed as “an art space that is formatted like a permanent collection,” Marian Spore was also like a game of Scrabble with the limitation of a lease rather than letters, its proprietor letting the works fall into place intuitively. If you ask me, someone should buy the entire collection as a piece in and of itself; as a curatorial work, the whole is even greater than the sum of its parts.

Larissa Sansour in The National

Just came across this article–very exciting!  Larissa Sansour’s new venture with Oreet Ashery is in The National.

Mary E is now blogging

Big news. I’m learning how to use wordpress which means that I’ll be able to keep this site updated.

Look forward to more content from Michael and me in the next few months.

The First Palestinian on the Moon

Larissa Sansour
A Space Exodus

January 8 – February 7, 2010
Friday, Sept 8, 7–9pm
487 Driggs Ave, bet N. 9 and N. 10
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Thurs–Mon, 12–6pm

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The exhibition ‘Never Part’ at Al-Ma’mal Foundation “brings together objects and works from which their authors, Palestinian artists from the four corners of the world, have never been able to separate themselves. It is the personal life stories of these artists, the fact of and reasons for this inseparability that place the works into perspective.” Artists include Jumana Emil Abboud, Ayreen Anastas, Nabil Annani, Asad Azi, Taysir Barakat, Khaled Hourani, Marwan Rechmaoui, Vera Tamari, Inass Yassin.

Masarat Palestine 2009

“Masarat Palestine 2009”
Cultural Exchange Project (Palestine – Belgium)
Video Art Exhibition «Intimate Narratives»
Wednesday 25th November 2009, at 5:30 pm
Ramallah Cultural Palace

Please Click on pamphlets for details

Artist Guy Ben-Ner and Jon Kessler in Conversation – Monday November 2 at the Cooper Union, NY

Guy Ben Ner, Untitled, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Performa.


On the occasion of Guy Ben-Ner’s new commissioned film for Performa 09, Artis invites you to an exclusive conversation with Ben-Ner and Jon Kessler, Monday November 2 at 7pm at the Performa Hub (The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, NY).
In his newest film, “Untitled” (2009), Ben-Ner documents 25 trips between Tel Aviv and Berlin over the course of a year as he works through relationships with his family in one city and his girlfriend in the other. Creating a performance as “live film,” the artist films and edits in-camera an ongoing phone conversation with himself as his life unfolds. Introduced by Performa Founder and Director RoseLee Goldberg, Ben-Ner and his former teacher Jon Kessler will engage in lively conversation about this and his other recent films.
An 8pm opening party and launch of Programma Magazine with drinks and food courtesy of Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, Yarden Wines and Voss Water to follow. Special thanks to The Cooper Union. RSVP required to

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The Other Shadow of the City

The Other Shadow of the City
International Visual Art Exhibition
7-31 October 2009

Curated by: Samar Martha

Maj Hasager, Two within close range, 2009
Photo and Found footage
Courtesy of the artist

Opening: 7 October 2009 at 6:30 pm at the Arab Bank, Sultan Suleiman Road followed by a reception at The Palestinian Art Court – al Hoash

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The Jerusalem Show

The Jerusalem Show
October 11 – 21, 2009
an annual international art and culture event in the Old City of Jerusalem,
exhibition open daily 18:00 – 21:00

Monday, 19.10.2009
19:00 How I Have Missed You…
a programme of films and videos co-presented with Arteeast, curated by Rasha Salti
(POSTHUMOUS) by Ghassan Salhab
1958 by Ghassan Salhab
programme 6, running time: 94 minutes,
at Al-Ma’mal Foundation

Tuesday, 20.10.2009
The Jerusalem Syndrome tour with Jack Persekian,
starting from Al-Ma’mal Foundation
“PRAYERS (Jerusalem)” performance by Dora Garcia, Old City various locations
Wednesday, 21.10.09
18:00 We Are Never Heroes
a programme of films curated by Lara Khaldi & Yazan Khalili
DIAL H-I-S-T-O-R-Y by Johan Grimonprez
SALT OF THIS SEA by Annemarie Jacir

programme 2, running time: 180 min.
at Al-Ma’mal Foundation


Judi Werthein
Cosa, 2009

Where Everything Is Yet to Happen
1st chapter: “Can you speak of this? -Yes, I can”
October 20 – November 15, 2009

Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Curated by Ivana Bago & Antonia Majaca
@ Institute for Duration, Location and Variables (DeLVe)
http://www.delve.hrOrganized by:
Protok – Center for Visual Communication
Veselina Maslese 1/11, Banja Luka, BH

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