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Political Tour of Jerusalem

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Jerusalem Lives activities


Political Tour of Jerusalem

In partnership with Grassroots Jerusalem

Saturday, December 9th| 10:00-14:00 

Meeting point: The Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem 


Join us for a political tour that reveals the political and grassroots reality of Jerusalem by exposing how Israeli policies continue to suffocate Palestine’s capital and its largest metropolitan area. The tour begins at Karm al-Khalili neighborhood where Grassroots office is located with a 45-minute narrative explaining the historical context of Jerusalem. Following this, we embark on a 3-hour tour of the city. The tour includes six stops across Jerusalem District, where we will explore issues such as the economy, the legal status of residents, education, health, house demolitions and Jewish settlements expansion.


Cost: 40 ILS per person.

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To read more about Jerusalem Lives exhibition.Click here


المتحف الفلسطيني هو مؤسّسة ثقافيّة مستقلّة وهو أحد أهمّ مشاريع مؤسّسة التّعاون، وهي مؤسسة أهلية فلسطينية غير

ربحيّة تهدف إلى توفير المساعدة التنمويّة والإنسانيّة للفلسطينيين منذ عام ١٩٨٣


.لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى زيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للمتحف


:لاستفساراتكم يرجى التواصل معنا عبر البريد الإلكترونيّ التالي

المتحف الفلسطيني

شارع المتحف، بالقرب من المدخل الشمالي لجامعة بيرزيت

بيرزيت، صندوق بريد ٤٨


The Palestinian Museum is a flagship project of Taawon, an independent non-profit organization providing development and humanitarian assistance to Palestinians since 1983.


For more information about the Palestinian Museum visit our website.

For inquires contact:


The Palestinian Museum

Museum Street

Off Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Street

Birzeit PO Box 48


Jerusalem Lives activities

 Join us for
Jerusalem Lives activities

Curator’s Tours with Reem Fadda
Wednesday, December 6th| 14:00-15:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit


Solo Exhibition of Asim Abu Shakra taking place at Abu Dhabi At 2017

Jerusalem Nights @ Al Ma’mal ليالي القدس في المعمل

The Palestinian Museum

Could Jerusalem be considered the quintessential global city? Does its current condition, its vaults of histories, reflect how cities worldwide aspire to the universal and fall short on the shores of globalization? Is the dissection of neighbourhoods of minorities in global cities echoed in the various quarters of the Old City? Do the border politics imposed by the Israeli military occupation of the city, the treacherous visa procedures, the queues in airports for security screening, conflate with the military checkpoints, permits, racial profiling and walls that are being erected from Mexico to the borders of Jerusalem? Could the source of the mass production of graphic signage, posters, advertisements and branding be traced to the historical tradition of icons, crosses and the Dome of the Rock? How does power and hegemony play out in this global order? How do we face the reality that this global village feels more like a ghetto, a walled city, where our confinement and sense of isolation has heightened? How do we connect? How do we break our contemporary isolation? Could we save the city from being expropriated by colonial and imperial powers, and have its indigenous people, the Palestinians, prosper with equality and wealth? How can this city fight the last battle to be a free capital for all? What are the stories of collective resistance emanating from within the city? Could we chart methodologies of resistance and decolonization that speak globally to other joint struggles? These questions are vitally important considering the politics the city is facing today, in light of the growing isolationism of many global and regional powers, in marking its future, and the answers this project aims to bring about are attempts at a response in the shadow of further foreclosure and exclusion.

The Jerusalem Lives exhibition will attempt to study and examine the city of Jerusalem as a case study, a microcosm or condensed laboratory that metaphorically represents globalization and its failures, and to find answers that inspire us to struggle for a better future. Veering away from stereotypical clichés that mark the city, between the polarities of the nostalgic, the holy or the nationalistic, this exhibition will expose the deep-set neoliberal colonial and imperial challenges the city of Jerusalem and its people are facing.

Four chapters explore the concept, beginning with a central multidisciplinary exhibition that demonstrates the emanation, effects and limitations of globalization in the city of Jerusalem, through various audio-visual materials. Commissioned or refabricated, site-specific artworks form the second chapter will be exhibited on the grounds and gardens of the Palestinian Museum. In the third chapter, the public programme will directly collaborate with civic and non-governmental organizations in the city, which have adopted a long-term working methodology of collective communal struggle. The Jerusalem Lives publication is the fourth and closing chapter that will focus on knowledge production as a frontier of resistance. This exhibition is curated by Reem Fadda and assistant curators Fawz Kabra and Yara Abbas.

Reem Fadda was the former Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York from 2010–16. She worked as Academic Director to the International Academy of Art – Palestine, which she helped found in 2006. Fadda was appointed as the Curator for the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates of the 55th Venice Biennale, 2012, and was recently the curator of the 6th Marrakech Biennale, held February–May 2016.

Participating artists:
Ruanne Abou Rahme & Basel Abbas, Sultan F.N. Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Bisan Abu Eisheh, Maria Thereza Alves, Simone Bitton, CAMP, Rain Wu & Eric Chen, Bob Gramsma, Raouf Haj-Yahia, Rula Halawani, Mona Hatoum, Khaled Hourani, Iman Issa, Ahed Izhiman, Athar Jaber, Emily Jacir, Khaled Jarrar, Mohammed Kazem, Muqata’a, Yazan Khalili, Oscar Murillo, Khalil Rabah, Adrian Villar Rojas, Sudarshan Shetty, Nida Sinnokrot, Vera Tamari, Inass Yassin, Mohanad Yaqubi

The exhibition will open in the Palestinian Museum, from August 27 to December 15, 2017


Gallery One July and August Newsletter

Gallery One Newsletter July/ August 2017

Sharjah Biennial 13 Ramallah Off-Site Project Launch

Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art Upcoming Events

Film Series I: ‘Better a Man’s Shadow than that of a Wall’ Public · Hosted by Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art

‘Better A Man’s Shadow Than That of a Wall’
A film-screening series
Curated by Lisa-Marie Wollrab

Tuesday 4 April
Al Ma’mal, New Gate, Jerusalem
19:00 – 20:30

‘Better A Man’s Shadow Than That of a Wall’ is a film screening program that brings together a diverse selection of films from Palestine, Egypt, Yemen and the UAE, exploring themes of gender and feminism in Arab societies. The program includes four screenings that will take place every Tuesday of the month.
This program is presented in partnership with Shashat.

Week 1 Program:
– The Fig And The Olive, Georgina Asfour
Palestine, 2011, 19′
– Om Amira, Naji Ismail
Egypt/Germany, 2015, 25′
– In The Shadow of a Man, Hanan Abdalla
Egypt, 2012, 65′

For Further Information

Musical Evening

Past Continuous

Wednesday 5 April
Al Ma’mal, New Gate, Jerusalem
18:30 – 20:00
The first solo recital for the Italian cellist, Lucia D’Anna, featuring Baroque and Contemporary pieces, including music by degli Antonii, Bach, Dallapiccola, as well as compositions by D’Anna.

The Discord, by Benji Boyadgian

Benji Boyadgian, part of the series The Odyssey, 2016, water color and pencil on paper, 80cm X 80cm. Photo by: Issa Freij.

The Discord
Benji Boyadgian

Curated by Basak Senova and
Jack Persekian

Al Ma’mal & Gallery Anadiel
New Gate, Old City, Jerusalem
Exhibition running until 28 April

Inspired by eroded ornamental tiles seen in ‘classical’ buildings in Palestine, The Discord, dismantles the entangled layers and temporalities encompassing the story of those tiles. Through a painting process of repetition and mutation of the patterns, Boyadgian echoes the footprints that leaves traces on the surface alluding to Palestine as a place at a junction, subject to repeated passage throughout history.

Free Fall, by Bashir Qonqar (Ramallah)

Bashir Qonqar, Interview with a Donkey, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 124 x 265 cm.

Free Fall
Bashir Qonqar

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
Al Masyoon, Ramallah
Exhibition running until 20 April

‘Free Fall’ explores the changing urban environment that surrounds us and the ways it affects human behaviours. Buildings, streets, public spaces and infrastructures have been transformed into an alienating and disturbing place where the human being is swallowed up by greed and the voracity to maximise material gains at the expense of values, ethics and society.


Samar Martha
Gallery One

13 Haddad Building, 1st and 2nd Floor
Khalil Sakakini Street, Ramallah, Palestine (next to Orjuwan Restaurant),

Opening hours: Daily from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm with the exception of Friday


Lara Abu Ramadan What Will You Take?

Opening March 16 (5 – 8pm) – April 17, 2017
Babycastles Gallery
137 W 14th st, New York, NY 10011

In July 2014, Gaza was attacked by the Israeli military in a savage sweep that demolished the region. The attack displaced over eleven percent of the Gazan population and deprived the region of basic infrastructures such as farms, schools, hospitals, mosques, and factories. Casualties included many unarmed civilians and children. The bombing severely damaged the only power station and targeted trade tunnels that bypassed Israeli blockades, isolating Gaza in their wounded state.

Yet in the teeth of crushing cruelties within and without, Gaza seeks rejuvenation.

From this dedication to rejuvenation came the concept of Over The Rainbow — an art exhibition featuring work from Palestinian artists that springs from the spirit of recovering and rebuilding Gaza, but also spreads to all aspects of the lived Palestinian experience and the dialogue around it.

Art Palestine International in collaboration with Babycastles presents Palestinian creators — inside the region and out — in a primarily digital and video game exhibition. The art resonating out of their unique and valuable voices express the artists’ relationship with the lived Palestinian experience and all it encompasses — the hope, hurt, everyday, and beyond — in vivid multimedia art and interactions.


Leila Abdelrazaq
Mahmoud J. Alkurd
Iasmin Omar Ata — Babycastles, Game Artist and Programmer
Baskalet Game Studio
Nadia Abu Kharma
Maryam Nowarah
Lara Abu Ramadan
Karl Hohn — Babycastles, Game Programmer
Firas Shehadeh
Amer Shomali

Ye Qin Zhu — Curator, Art Palestine International
Rula Khoury — Curatorial Advisor, Art Historian, and Critic
Mary Evangelista — Director of Art Palestine International
Stephen D. Ross — Consultant

Babycastles Gallery Hours
Mon – Fri 12pm – 5pm