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While I’d like to remind everybody one more time of the show The Map is not the Territory at the  Jerusalem fund gallery Al-Quds in Washington DC, I also take the opportunity to post the work and its statement currently on display there.

Also The Jerusalem Fund Gallery website has been updated with 3 new videos and a wonderful artist talk with D.C.-based arists Mona El-Bayoumi, Phoebe Farris and Helen Zughaib http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/sp/i/225/pid/225

This time it’s not plastic bags!

DSCF0320CRUMBS OF LAND: KHOBZ A WORD FOR FREEDOM Globalization: a beautiful intention with frightening consequences, a grotesque artifice or simply the natural outcome of the human process of evolution? It is in this globalized world of low costs airlines fares and wars on petrol that I have been mapping my territory. I have been weaving my relationships among people across different nations and cultures, petrol and wars rule the trajectory of my heart. A world coming together in a burst of technology whilst generations of young nomadic souls traverse the universal river of interconnectedness only to reach the patrolled shores of globalization. And I wonder where the line between global interconnectivity trespassing on cosmic consciousness might be. Maybe right here, where the illusion of freedom dissolves into blood soaked imperialism enmeshed in individualism. How much longer can I be spared by war? How much longer will my life-style enslave my neighbour? Whichever nationality, race or belief I am still tied in the same cosmic string of molecules: humanity trapped inside a pang of drops bleeding across territories. I, a middle-class, white, European, woman, travel the fractured land smuggling my consciousness whilst stepping on the crumbs of someone else’s bread, some else’s freedom.

THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY PICS OF THE OPENING NIGHT

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Unfortunately I was not able to attend the opening of the show: THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY curated by Jennifer Heath and Dagmar Painter that just opened last week on 6th September at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al Quds in Washington DC.For those people that like me were not there I am posting some pics of the opening night that the curators have kindly shared with us. Also you can go to the Gallery website for more info and images of the works: www.thejerusalemfund.org/gallery Also just to remind you that the show will run through October 18th.

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THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY

39915COMING SOON IN SEPTEMBER: THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY.

here is more about it:

This juried invitational exhibition, conceived by Jennifer Heath of Baksun Books & Arts, and co-curated by Dagmar Painter opens September 6, 2013 through October 18. The exhibition features 39 artists from around the world who have created artworks that examine the shared historical and contemporary paths of three cultures: Palestinian, Native American and Irish.

The exhibition will examine themes such as occupation, conflict, resistance, land, food, home, identity, diaspora and more.

Contemporary artists from all three cultural groups have created original paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, artist books and films considering their historical and contemporary links. During the run of the show, there will be a series of films, an artists’ panel, and a scholarly panel exploring the topic, with dates to be announced on the Jerusalem Fund website. After its run at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al-Quds, the exhibition will travel for 5 years, exhibiting in museums in the United States and abroad. A full list of the venues will be available on the Jerusalem Fund website after the show opens

ALSO DO CHECK OUT THE JERUSALEM FUND WEBSITE and FACEBOOK:

http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/sp/i/223/pid/223

https://www.facebook.com/TheMapIsNotTheTerritory

AND FIRST REVIEW: http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/the_map_is_not_the_territory1/

I am proud to be part to be part to this poignant exhibition and to show with: 6+: a women’s art collective, Alan MontgomeryThe_Map_Poster_PRINT_inhouse-page-001
Andrew Ellis Johnson
Claudia Borgna
Donna Schindler
Elena Farsakh
Fatin Al-Tamimi
Hani Zurob
Helen Zughaib
Jane McMahan
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
John Halaka
Kerry Vander Meer
Lisamarie Johnson
Malaquias Montoya
Manal Deeb
Mary Tuma
Matthew Egan
Melanie Yazzie
Michael Elizondo, Jr.
Michael Keating
Michele Horrigan
Mick O’Kelly
Mona El-Bayoumi
Nadema Agard
Najat El-Khairy
Najib Joe Hakim
Neal Ambrose-Smith
Norman Akers
Phoebe Farris
Rajjie Cook
Rawan Arar
Rita Duffy
Scott Benesiinaabandan
Sherry Wiggins
Susanne Slavick
Tom Quinn Kumpf
Vivien Sansour
Wahsontiio Cross