Keep your Eye on the wall. Palestinian landscapes
Curatorial project with Masasam
Collective exhibition with photographs by Taysir Batniji, Rula Halawani, Raeda Saadeh, Steve Sabella and Kai Wiedenhöfer.
A little over ten years ago, the Israeli state began erecting the Separation Wall. Since then, the lives of Palestinians have deteriorated: international
law has been violated, and free movement has
been refused to the entire population, intensifying suspicion, hatred and bitterness between Israelis and Palestinians, who were already profoundly isolated from one another.
It is therefore urgent to ‘keep an eye on the wall’. In this exhibition, ve photographers look at the wall in unexpected ways. eir views decipher the wall, circumvent it; even shift it, imparting it with another presence in order to resist against it.
No title (Gaza Walls) / Taysir Batniji
Rula Halawani. Paradise’s doors
Raeda Saadeh. Concrete Walls
Steve Sabella. Disturbia and Metamorphosis
Kai Wiedenhöfer. The Wall
11th July to 22nd September 2013 at the Rencontres d’Arles. Magasin Electrique
12th September to 2nd October 2013 at Espace Central Dupon, Paris, Photoquai 4
12th March to 17th April 2014 at Contemporary Art Platform, CAP, Kuwait
19th May to 20 June 2014 at French and German Cultural Center, Ramallah, West Bank
Book published by Textuel edited by Olivia Snaije and Mitchell Albert
Photographers : Taysir Batniji, Raed Bawayah, Rula Halawani, Noel Jabbour, Raeda Saadeh, Steve Sabella, Kai Wiedenhöfer
Introduction by Elias Sanbar, writer and Palestinian Ambassador to UNESCO. Essays by Christine Leuenberger, sociologist who documents the sociological consequences of the wall, Malu Halasa, journalist and cultural commentator, Yael Lerer, Israeli activist, writer and publisher, and Adania Shibli, an esteemed Palestinian writer.
Launch: 26th of June 2013
Format: hand-bound concertina, 192 pages
Language: Editions in English and French