April 2019
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Permanent Temporariness

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Permanent Temporariness is a book, catalogue, and archive by Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal that accounts for 15 years of research, experimentation, and creation, marked by an inner tension and visionary drive that is reimagined through collective engagement. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

Launch of the Tales of Palestinian Art Project

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Launch of the Tales of Palestinian Art Project with the presence of the real heroines of the stories, the artists Samia Halaby, Vera Tamari, and Tamam al-Akhal. The project is being launched by Tamer Institute with the aim to develop the visual art scene for young-adult and children’s literature in Palestine. Organized by the Palestinian Museum in collaboration with Tamer Institute for Community Education. The Palestinian Museum.

The City’s Song

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The City’s Song, a concert, performance, and installation that combines the music, words, and images of Shadi Zaqtan, presenting the poetic reality of the poet and the musicians. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

Loop 2 Places of Passage

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Loop 2 Places of Passage is a video art screening by Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri. Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center.

Opening of Intimate Terrains

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Opening of Intimate Terrains: Representations of a Disappearing Landscape, an exhibition that explores the changing representation of landscape by Palestinian artists, and the relationship to place and location through the themes of erasure, fragmentation, distance, and belonging. The Palestinian Museum.

Objects-In-Focus

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Objects-In-Focus: Kan Yama Kan (Once Upon a Time) with Steve Sabella, who will present his new multimedia installation, The Palestinian Story, the new monumental collage, and the Great March of Return. He will also screen the video art piece that recently premiered on the opening night of the Gaza International Video Art Festival. The Palestinian Museum.

A Roundabout in My Head

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A Roundabout in My Head, produced in 2015 and directed by Hassen Ferhani, is a 100-minute film in Arabic with English subtitles about a slaughterhouse in the center of Algiers. Men live and work behind closed doors to the rhythms of their tasks and dreams. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

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La Commune (Paris, 1871), produced in 2000 and directed by the filmmaker and media critic Peter Watkins, is a 345-minute film about the legendary Paris Commune of 1871. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

Zama

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Zama, produced in 2017 and directed by Lucrecia Martel, is a 115-minute film in Spanish about an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, who waits for a letter from the king that will grant him a transfer from the town to a better place. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

From Palestinian Art

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From Palestinian Art: Illustrated Tales and Interactive Activities, is a day filled with knowledge, exploration, and fun in a series of activities that include presentations of the artists’ works, storytelling, and showing the accompanying illustrations. Organized by the Palestinian Museum in collaboration with Tamer Institute for Community Education. The Palestinian Museum.

Memories of Underdevelopment

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Memories of Underdevelopment, produced in 1968 and written and directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, is a 97-minute film in Spanish about a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer who decides to stay in Cuba and looks back over the changes in Cuba, from the Cuban Revolution to the missile crisis, and the effect of living in an underdeveloped country. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

Modern Times

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Modern Times, produced in 1936 and directed, produced, and written by Charlie Chaplin, is an 87-minute film that combines comedy, melodrama, and pathos with nods to an Orwellian Big Brother looming in the background. The film pays tribute to the struggles of the proletariat against the dehumanizing effects of industrialism and social institutions. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

Tuesday Chess Club

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Tuesday Chess Club, organized by the French-German Cultural Center. The French-German Cultural Center library

Edible Wild Plants Table

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Edible Wild Plants Table is a participatory research table for 70 people to taste and learn about the dishes that were part of Palestinian food practices connected to the land, and what the land has to offer. Organized by the Palestinian Museum in collaboration with A.M Qattan Foundation and the artist Mirna Bamieh. The Palestinian Museum.

Production of Natural Dyes from Garden Plants

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Production of Natural Dyes from Garden Plants is a workshop on how to dye fabrics with natural dyes that are handmade using simple techniques. Organized by the Palestinian Museum. Star Mountain Rehabilitation Centre.

Weaving and Knitting the Colors

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Weaving and Knitting the Colors of Palestine is an art workshop on traditional loom knitting as practiced in one of the Palestinian Bedouin areas, which still rely on traditional knitting to create textiles. The Palestinian Museum.

The 11th Annual Report Presentation Conference

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The 11th Annual Report Presentation Conference of “The Reality of Integrity and Anti-Corruption in Palestine 2018,” presented by the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity – AMAN. Ramallah Municipality Theater.

Palestinian Lost Commons

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Palestinian Lost Commons: Lessons in Countering Colonialism, a seminar with Dr. Ramez Eid, will highlight the participatory system of land management and ownership and its role in structuring relationships within Palestinian society, refuting the Orientalist and colonialist claims that describe this system as backward. The lecture will also focus on the historical, social, and economic role of the commons (Mesha’) system under the British Mandate and the Nakba. The Palestinian Museum.

 

he Landscape of Edible Wild Plants

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The Landscape of Edible Wild Plants is a workshop that will introduce the edible wild plants of Palestine and explore how they inhabit and shape the landscape. The workshop will also address the role of geology, erosion, agriculture, terraces, and trees in the transformation of landscapes. Organized by the Palestinian Museum in collaboration with Omar Tesdell. The Palestinian Museum.

The Gift

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The Gift is a magical shadow puppet play inspired by Hooda Al Shawa Al Qaddumi’s novel The Elephant’s Journey, based on true events, organized as part of Al Kamandjati Festival. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

Curator’s Tour

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Curator’s Tour with Dr. Tina Sherwell to explore a long history of representations of Palestinian landscape and its topographical changes over the years relating to political, social, and environmental transformations from an artistic perspective, where landscape has been, and remains, an essential part of Palestinian cultural practices. The Palestinian Museum.