Opening is on Tuesday, 4 November, 2014 at 6–9pm
Darat al Funun presents an extensive survey of select work from Emily Jacir‘s oeuvre, including film and video works, installations, interventions, audio works, and sculpture. From Change/Exchange (1998) to Untitled (SOLIDARIDAD) (2013), the exhibition contains key works presented together for the first time, as well as several rarely seen works. This includes two site-specific works that have not been shown since they were created in 1999, Everywhere/Nowhere, and from Amman to Bethlehem (contraband).
The non-chronological presentation dispersed over several buildings of the Darat al Funun compound echoes the complexities and tensions articulated in Jacir’s work. Since the early 1990s, transformation, questions of translation, resistance, and the logic of the archive have been major currents throughout her practice. With restrained formal means and a sense of humour she gives a voice to people and stories that exist on the periphery of official historical narratives, with a focus on her own political, historical, and social relationships.
The exhibition’s title is a poem by Gregory Corso that he recited in front of Jacir in Rome.
Emily Jacir is the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); a Prince Claus Award (2007); the Hugo Boss Prize (2008); and the Herb Alpert Award (2011). She is a professor at the International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah since it opened in 2006, and served on its Academic Board from (2006–2012). Jacir is on the faculty of Bard MFA in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. She lives in the Mediterranean.
Exhibition 4 November 2014–23 April 2015
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation
13 Nadeem al Mallah Street
Jabal al Weibdeh
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