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Queen's University

Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives

Men in the Sun: Contemporary Palestinian Art

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Where: Jeffrey Hall, room 126

When: 11:30am-1:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Tal Ben-Zvi

The exhibition “Men in the Sun” was a unique art show in 2009, featuring the work of Palestinian citizens of Israel in a major Israeli museum. In this talk, the curator, Tal Ben Zvi         , discusses two axes of themes expressed in the works: silence as an expression of loss, and the temporariness Palestinians experience as a state/space of consciousness, even when they live in their historical land.
Dr. Tal Ben-Zvi is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. For the past 15 years, she has worked as curator and scholar of Israeli and Palestinian art. In her work as curator of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Gallery, Tel Aviv and Hagar Art Gallery, Jaffa, she has generated and promoted a unique, pathbreaking discourse on the work of Palestinian artists, graduates of art schools in Israel. Dr. Ben-Zvi is currently engaged in interdisciplinary research on multiculturalism in contemporary Israeli art.

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