Boston Palestine film Festival

The Boston Palestine Film Festival
cordially invites you to the gala opening of
 
Parallel Paths: Palestinians, Native Americans, Irish 
 
Opening Reception
Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 pm
41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141
 Thirty-nine contemporary artists (see list below) from around the world–

most of them Palestinian, Native American, and Irish–

explore the shared historical and contemporary paths of the three cultures

with 68 original works, including paintings, photographs, prints, drawings,

artist books, and films.

Conceived by Jennifer Heath and co-curated with Dagmar Painter, 

the exhibition is traveling throughout the United States and abroad

on a five-year tour.

 

INVITED ARTISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE

We would love to have as many of the participating artists present at the Opening Reception as possible. If you are a participating artist and plan to attend, kindly let us know in advance, and if so, if you would be willing to say a few words to guests about the exhibit and what it means to you, as well as sign exhibit catalogues.

R.S.V.P.: Michael Maria, Operations Director

michael@bostonpalestinefilmfest.org
The favor of a reply is requested by August 25, 2015

Learn more about:

The Map Is Not the Territory

The Boston Palestine Film Festival

The Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center

*”The Map is Not the Territory” was coined by philosopher/scientist Alfred Korzybski.

Participating Artists 
 
6+: A WOMEN’S ART COLLECTIVE
JOHN HALAKA
NADEMA AGARD
MICHELE HORRIGAN
NORMAN AKERS
ANDREW ELLIS JOHNSON
FATIN Al-TAMIMI & LISAMARIE JOHNSON
MICHAEL KEATING
NEAL AMBROSE-SMITH
TOM QUINN KUMPF
RAWAN ARAR
JANE MCMAHAN
SCOTT BENESIINAABANDAN
ALAN MONTGOMERY
CLAUDIA BORGNA
MALAQUIAS MONTOYA
RAJIE COOK
MICK O’KELLY
WAHSONTIIO CROSS
VIVIEN SANSOUR
MANAL DEEB
DONNA SCHINDLER
RITA DUFFY
SUSANNE SLAVICK
MATTHEW EGAN
JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE SMITH
MONA EL-BAYOUMI
MARY TUMA
MICHAEL ELIZONDO, JR.
KERRY VANDER MEER
NAJAT EL-TAJI EL-KHAIRY
SHERRY WIGGINS
PHOEBE FARRIS
MELANIE YAZZIE
ELENA FARSAKH
HELEN ZUGHAIB
NAJIB JOE HAKIM
HANI ZUROB
RULA HALAWANI
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Now Available The Exhibition Catalogue for “The Map is Not the Territory”‏

2a04c5c3-44a7-4c05-a9fc-14b57bf5b2adAs the show is attracting and receiving more and more attentions I’d like to share few links as well as announce the exhibition catalogue. available on Amazon.

To learn more about the exhibit, visit our website here

http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/p21_gallery_presents_the_map_is_not_the_territory/

http://www.iainbiggs.co.uk/2015/06/considerations-of-the-map-is-not-the-territory-an-essay/

The Map is Not the Territory” looks at relationships and commonalities in Palestinian, Native American, and Irish experiences of invasion, occupation and colonization. Although many peoples worldwide have suffered long and often brutal intrusions, Palestinians, Native Americans and the Irish have intersected for centuries in specific and often unusual ways. What are some of these intersections and how do contemporary artists examine and process them through their own lives and visions?The artists and writers — most of them Palestinian, Native American and Irish — explore the many profound connections between these three groups across centuries of conflict and resistance in this enlightening and revolutionary exhibition conceived by Jennifer Heath and co-curated with Dagmar Painter.

The Map is Not the Territory” will tour through 2018. To follow the show’s progress from Washington D.C. to London and beyond, check out our calendar.

Responses to the Catalogue“Given the current climate around the Middle East, and especially around Israel’s predations in Palestine, few in the world of the arts have had the courage to approach the subject, or the intelligence to approach it reasonably. This exhibition and publication make amends for such omissions, and do so with fierce integrity.” — LUCY R. LIPPARD, writer, art critic, activist and curator, author most recently of Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics and Art in the Changing West

“The Map is Not the Territory” is a phenomenal project … a terrific collection of words and images. The connections among Natives, Palestinians and Irish are both fruitful and under explored, so this show will go a long way in addressing a deficit in transnational exploration of the communities who withstood colonization. I feel profoundly enriched having engaged the creativity of these artists. — STEVEN SALAITA, scholar, writer and public speaker, author ofThe Holy Land in Transit: Colonialism and the Quest for Canaan

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Ramadan is coming soon At the Arab british centre

Arab British Centre

RAMADAN IS COMING TO TOWN!

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R amadan Night
This evening will revive old Ramadan traditions from the Arab and Muslim world. Arts Canteen will gather musicians, poets and story tellers for a magical evening.
Saturday 20 June, 9pm @Rich Mix |£12 -£15
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T he MapIs Not the Territory
This exhibition looks at relationships and commonalities in Palestinian, Native American, and Irish experiences of invasion, occupation, and colonisation.
12 June- 25 July @P21 Gallery |Free
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PALMUSIC UK Concert
An evening of Western Classical and Arabic Music with Palestinian and British musicians   dedicated to the students and teachers of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Palestine.
Thursday 25 June, 7:30 pm @St James’ Church | £70- £40-£25-£15
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B E F estival: MOUVMA! Collectif Corps Citoyen (Tunisia/Italy) 30 min
Three actors take us back to the beginning of the Arab Spring in Tunisia. Torn between a desire to witness change and a desire to escape the chaos, a time of anger, dignity, and dull helplessness.
June 27, 7pm, @The Studio, Birmingham| £12-£22

Proud To be part of this show: a preview of The Map is Not the Territory at P21 in London

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The Map is not the territory now showing in London at P21 Gallery

I am very honoured to announce that the Itinerant show curated by Jennifer Heath and Dagnar Painter is showing at P21 Gallery in London.

P21 gallery presents The Map is Not the Territory, looking at the relationships and commonalities in Palestinian, Native American, and Irish experiences of invasion, occupation, and colonization – not as novelty or polemic, but as history and current events. To understand history is the first step toward peace.

Press-release: http://www.p21.org.uk/AboutTheMapisNottheTerritory.aspx

The Exhibition continue 12 June 2015 – 25 July 2015 | Open Tuesday – Friday 12 – 6pm, Saturday 12 – 4pm, Wednesdays until 8pm

Location: 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD | Nearest underground: King’s Cross/St. Pancras and Euston Station | Tel: 020 7121 6190 | Web: p21.org.uk

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Beautifully Shopwrecked: A London Oxymoron

einvite -Floating City.FLOATING CITY AND LONDON’S FUTURE AT RICH MIX

Several months ago I was approached by Cristina Ramos and Elisabetta Rabajoli, two young and promising curators attending Nico de Oliveira’s CURATING THE CONTEMPORARY MA porgramme at the London Metropolitan University.

The fact that I had graduated from that same university and that Nico had been my tutor was just a pure coincidence that led to a very exciting but challenging project.

Elisabetta and Cristina’s elaborated a project where not only I had to come up with a definition for a term to describe or predict London’s future, but I also had to complement that word with an artwork of mine which had to frame the definitions of the terms written for the occasion by writers: Daniel F. Herrmann, Oliver Carruthers, Nick Haeffner, Duncan Hay, Mark Hutchinson, Nina Power and Nick Bearman. To top it all up the work had to be installed by the curators themselves.

But that’s not all. I was away from London and could only fly in on one specific day to bring the artwork in and to view the space. BUT, but, my luggage got lost and landed in Munich instead. Only after one whole and stressful week the luggage chase ended, this time at the post office: the last resort for a last attempt to try to get my work to its final destination.

Well, let me tell you, quite an Odyssey all together. Eventually everything did come together and now I am feeling overjoyed to have been able to be part of this experience.

Elisabetta who I was able to briefly meet at the Venice Biennale  and Cristina who unfortunately I’ve never met, have done a great job with my bags and the show is finally opening tonight at Rich Mix in East London. I would like to thank Pauline Desouza and Hannah Garrett from Diversity Art Forum for all their amazing support in making this show happen. Also, I need to mention that this exhibition is a joint collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery which I think is doing a great job supporting young curators and the London Metropolitan University.

I am posting few pics Cristina and Elisabetta have sent me so far. For more info the link to the venue: http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/london-future-the-floating-city/ The show runs until September 21th

By the way the titles of this work is: Beautifully Shopwrecked: A London Oxymoron

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Here is also the term I came up with and its definition:

To be honest with you I had moments I wanted to swap it with the term Cloudy and with another work of mine titled: It always rains on wet! That would have been very appropriate for London and for adventure.I HEART 3D quick update

Beautifully shopwrecked: A London Oxymoron

DICTIONARY NEW ENTRY!

SHOPWRECK

Definition of shopwreck

noun (plural shopwrecks)

1 [mass noun] the aggregate of people whose sole economic policies are based on

consumption and whose principles of the market have become universal principles of

human sentiment and behaviour.

• the community that can only function through excess consumerism as by the

commodification of nature and therefore of the fundamental values of human beings.

• the society reduced to dependence from a rampant materialistic ideology where the

greater progressive consumption of goods is economically and socially beneficial but in fact

acts to the disadvantage towards all natural orders.

• the civilization that could only survive whilst anchored to a system of reckless

consumption and waste and whose culture is marooned in materialist values of possession.

2 the collapsing of all social and natural domains into single western market logic.

all that reckless shopping heralds shopwreck

figurative

by rejecting conscience, they have made a shopwreck of their future

verb

(be shopwrecked)

(of a person or society) suffer a shopwreck: feel shopwrecked: to shopwrecked a place:

The economy has shopwrecked that Country

He felt as he had just shopwrecked his life

(as adjective shopwrecked)

a person so desperate that seemed shopwrecked

Origin: shop + wreck

Shop:

Middle English: shortening of Old French eschoppe ‘lean-to booth’, of West Germanic

origin; related to German Schopf ‘porch’ and English dialect shippon ‘cattle shed’. The verb

is first recorded (mid 16th century) in the sense ‘imprison’ (from an obsolete slang use of

the noun for ‘prison’).

Wreck:

Middle English (as a legal term denoting wreckage washed ashore): from Anglo-Norman

French wrec, from the base of Old Norse reka ‘to drive’; related to wreak

London Future: The Floating City 13th-21th September

einvite -Floating City.On behalf of Diversity Arts Forum and curators Cristina Ramos and Elisabetta Rabajoli, I would like to invite you to the London Future: The Floating City exhibition taking place at the RichMix Lower Gallery.
The exhibition will explore the concept of London in the future through a collaboration of phrases and collected ideas to form an index. This index will be the frame for a site-specific installation by Claudia Borgna. Borgna has described the intention of her work as building ‘an awareness and make a comment on the way we are living, on our values and how they effect the environment’ which epitomizes the idea of the London Future exhibition. Borgna will also be showcasing this year at the Cologne International Video Festival and at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington, D.C. USA. Writers of the index include Nick Haffner, Nick Baerman, Mark Hutchinson, Duncan Hay, Nina Power, Oliver Carrutheirs and Danial F. Herrmann.
For more info click on the Catalogue images here below:
I I would like to officially thank Pauline Desouza from Diversity Forum and Hannah Gatter.

And some rough sketches:

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