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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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3rd Riwaq Biennale 2009

3rd Riwaq Biennale

3rd Riwaq Biennale 2009 presents A Geography: 50 Villages

Opening: Birzeit University, Monday 12th October, 9:30am

Reception: Birzeit Historic Centre, Monday 12th October, 6pm

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Oreet Ashery & Larissa Sansour at the Tate Modern

Oreet Ashery & Larissa Sansour at the Tate Modern

Oreet Ashery & Larissa Sansour
The Novel of Nonel and Vovel

Tate Modern

Starting November 15, Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour will launch the political novel “The Novel of Nonel and Vovel” at the Tate Modern. For more information about the event, visit . There will be videos and performances by Ashery and Sansour. The second part of the programme will be presentations and Q&A.

Two reviews of ‘The Thousand and One Nights’ at Postmasters

There were two reviews of our latest show ‘The Thousand and One Nights’ at Postmasters. One was in the September issue of ARTnews and the other was in the Washington Report Review. They were both positive and touched on the shows ability to address the conflict and displacement the artists’ embody, in a manner that is not “a sermon or history lesson.”

Click to view the: ARTnews review and Washington Report review

The Jerusalem Show


The Jerusalem Show will be on from October 11th to 21st, 2009. The exhibition is curated by Nina Montmann and Jack Persekian. The Sound Project is curated by Federica Bueti in collaboration with RAM (Radio Arte Mobile). There will be films, performances, and tours in Jerusalem as part of the program.

Taysir Batniji, Palestine c/o Venice Artist Spotlight

This is the fourth in a series of profiles of past projects by artists featured in the Palestine c/o Venice Pavilion. – ed.

Taysir Batniji‘s (b.1966 in Gaza, Palestine) work concentrates on the traces of memory, disappearance and loss. In the early part of his career, he worked with a variety of mediums, including painting, imprints and objects. His return to Gaza in 2001 after finishing his studies in France marked a turning point: he felt impelled to start working in photography, to “come closer to reality”. Photography evolved into a daily ritual, and Batniji was soon creating a journal of his visits to his homeland.

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Jumana Manna, Voluntary Security Check

For the first time, there will be a security check at the entrance to the Opera in Oslo tomorrow, 30 August 2009. But it’s entirely voluntary – it’s an installation/performance by artist Jumana Manna. Everyone who complies becomes an unwitting participant in a performance of absurd security theater.

The Novel of Nonel and Vovel

Cover art, The Novel of Nonel and Vovel, credit:  Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour

Artists Oreet Ashery (a Israeli artist working in London) and Larissa Sansour (a Palestinian artist living in Copenhagen) collaborated to publish this new graphic novel, which promises:

“a bold mixture of art, politics, games, sci-fi, storytelling and other experiments – all rattling and shaking up the most prevalent ideas, stereotypes and misconceptions of the Middle East.”

“The Novel of Nonel and Vovel” tells the story of two super-power artists (the artists’ alter egos), 50 ninja woman, and a mission to save Palestine. Published earlier this year, the novel is available for purchase on the publisher’s website.

Caption: Cover art, The Novel of Nonel and Vovel, credit:  Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour