Canceled: public event in the framework of the working visit to Amman, Ramallah, Jeruzalem en Haifa

29 aug 2018
Public event in the framework of the working visit to Amman, Ramallah, Jeruzalem en Haifa

Loop Performance by Shireen Talhouni © Amman Design Week 2017

Due to practical reasons (visa), this public event is canceled. If you want to stay tuned about the new date, send an e-mail to Lissa Kinnaer.  

In the framework of the upcoming working visit to Amman, Ramallah, Jerusalem and Haifa from 5 until 11 October, Kunstenpunt organises the public event ‘Hopscotch – Looking at artistic practice across connected geopolitical boundaries’.

The event is hosting Reem Shilleh, Mohanad Yaqubi, and Samah Hijawi (also the curator of this working visit) for an evening of presentations and discussions on their cultural practice across these cities, to get a closer look on the strategies and aesthetics implemented by artists and cultural workers to engage with their contexts.

Reem Shilleh is a researcher, curator and writer whose work expands across the spectrum of the image, often focusing on film. In the recent years she is exploring and engaging a discussion on the Palestinian narrative and its historical formation in regards to still and moving image production. In 2011 she co-established Subversive Films, a collective based in Ramallah and London. Subversive Films is a cinema research and production initiative that aims to cast new light upon historic works related to Palestine and the region, to engender support for film preservation, and to investigate archival practices and its effects.

Mohanad Yaqubi is a filmmaker, producer and one of the founders of the Ramallah based production house Idioms Film. He is also one of the founders of the research and curatorial collective Subversive Films that focuses on militant film practices. Yaqubi’s first feature film Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory (2016) made its premieres at TIFF, Berlinale, Cinéma du Réel, Dubai IFF, and Yamagata among 50 other premieres and screenings around the world. He is currently a resident researcher at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent, Belgium.

Samah Hijawi is living in Belgium where she is pursuing her PhD research in Artistic Practice in the performativity and aesthetics of the political in art works that allude to historical political events in Palestine. Previously in Jordan and Palestine, she worked collectively with Makan Art Space and The River has Two Banks. This year her artistic works have been presented in the Mosaic Rooms in London, BOZAR in Brussels, Under Construction Festival in Ghent, and the Qattan Foundation in Ramallah.


This event is open to everyone. Please register via Lissa Kinnaer

Place & time

Canceled: wednesday 29th August at 5 pm, followed by drinks and snacks
Location: Atelier Vlaams Bouwmeester, Ravensteingalerij 54-59, 1000 Brussel