Join Yara Sharif and Muna Dajani and others as they discuss current issues surrounding the impact of colonial practices on natural environments, with a special focus on Israel and Palestine. Additional speakers will be confirmed shortly.
Join us as acclaimed pianist Saleem Ashkar (Palestine) and visual artist Michèle Vanvlasselaer (Belgium) discuss the development of their work in and outside of the Middle East.
In the story of British rule in Palestine (1917 to 1948) Palestinian voices have tended to be marginalised or absent. Roger Hardy and Dina Matar discuss the oral history of imperialism in Palestine in the British mandate period.
Artist Judy Price in discussion with art historian Lucy Reynolds and academic, editor and writer Anthony Downey about the work in her exhibition Still on show at The Mosaic Rooms.
Ilan Pappé examines the most contested ideas concerning the origins and identity of the contemporary state of Israel at the launch of his new book Ten Myths About Israel.
Join artist Judy Price for the opening of Still, an exhibition of her unique body of work focused on Palestine. Two multi-screen installations and a photographic piece will reflect in very different ways on Palestine’s colonial past and the current lived experience of occupation.
Internationally renowned academic and author Mahmood Mamdani presents this year’s Edward W Said London Lecture, examining the concept of revolutionary justice.
We’re very sorry to announce Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi has had to cancel his reading tomorrow. Our apologies to all who have booked to see him here. We hope to rearrange the event, please keep an eye on our website and newsletter for further information on this.
Film Screening + Q&A
Recollection is a visual tour around Jaffa, through rare footage from 1960’s-1990’s that subtly depicts spaces which are no longer there. Screening followed by Q&A with director Kamal Aljafari.
Performance and Talk
A performance, talk and short film by artist Ayesha Hameed with Susan Shuppli and Dr Kristen Kreider. A Rough History considers the practice by migrants entering the EU of destroying their fingerprints to avoid detection, alongside other histories of fingerprint erasures.
Palestinian artist Bisan Abu Eisheh‘s work draws on a range of material including his own family’s experiences to explore history and politics. He is currently artist in residence at Culture+Conflict. Abu-Eisheh will be in conversation with curator Michaela Crimmin.
A one-on-one installation performance in collaboration with artist Basel Zaraa. The performance is a conversation through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee, sharing stories of people who have recently challenged border discrimination in which the visitor has a story drawn on their arm.
Atef Alshaer explores how Arabic poetry has its finger on the political pulse, from the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire to the Arab Spring. He reflects on the role of Arabic poetry in political culture in conversation with Dina Matar.
Four decades of filmmaking in and about Palestine come together in this montage presented by Reem Shilleh. The montage tracks repetition in films by militant filmmakers from the Palestinian revolutionary period 1968-82 and in more contemporary films.
How are nationalism, resistance and conflict performed in artistic practices? What societal and institutional pressures affect artists working in this context and how does this influence their work? Lina Khatib, Sandra Noeth, Larissa Sansour and Nat Muller discuss.