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Qalandiya International (QI) is a biennial event that takes place across Palestinian cities, towns, and villages.

2nd Qalandiya International

Archives, Lived and Shared

22 October – 15 November 2014

Opening Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5 p.m. at Qalandiya Village

The second edition of QI will feature works by over 100 Palestinian and international artists, collated in a series of newly commissioned art projects under the theme “Archives, Lived and Shared”, highlighting the role of archives in shaping Palestine’s past and present.

Collaborative in nature and ambitious in scale, QI is an attempt to join forces and resources and form links across a fragmented geography – an innovative response to the need to find solutions that work for the collective rather than the individual institutions. In the broader perspective, besides generating opportunities for artists in the region and from elsewhere, QI also aims to engage the local public in programs not straitjacketed by realpolitik and allow them to look at art in a more imaginative and open manner.

Program

Tuesday October 21, 2014 

11:00
Qalandiya International Press Conference
Location: Al-Bireh Municipality Cultural Center,
near the Central Bus Station, Al-Bireh.
For press inquiries, please call 0599 782995,
or email @

14:00 – 15:30
Lecture: “Forgotten Archive: Palestinians in Kuwait”,
by Dr. Mai Al-Nakib
Location: Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International
Studies, Birzeit University.
Organized by: MinRASY Projects.

16:00 – 18:00
Artist Talk with Paul Devens
Location: International Academy of Art Palestine,
Aref Al-Aref Building, behind Arab Bank, Al-Bireh.
Organized by: Al-Ma’mal in collaboration with the
International Academy of Art Palestine.

Wednesday October 22, 2014

17:00 – 19:00
Opening of Qalandiya International, 2nd Edition
Location: Qalandiya Village.
Inauguration: Opening notes. A live-streamed musical
performance by Watar Band (Gaza).
Openings of the exhibitions: “Gaza 87” by Eltiqa Group
and Windows for Contemporary Art (Gaza);
“The Annihilation of the Familiar”, curated by Yazid
Anani, featuring work by Mohamed Harb, Mohammed
Musallam and Shareef Sarhan; “Last Sketches”, by Majdal
Nateel, curated by Viviana Checchia; “What Remains”, a
photography installation by Eduardo Soteras, curated by
Alia Rayyan. Live streaming of public video interventions:
“Candle” by Mohammed Al Fayoumi, and “Up” by
Mohamad Sawwaf, created as a part of the Bridge Project
by Blake Shaw.
From Ramallah: Busses leave for Qalandiya village from
the Ramallah Municipality Parking Lot at 4:15pm.
For reservations and enquiries, please call 02-240-6887.
From Jerusalem: Busses leave for Qalandiya village from
the Jerusalem Hotel at 4:15pm.
For reservations and enquiries, please call
Al-Hoash 02- 627-3501.

17:00 – 19:00
Exhibition Opening: “Gaza 87”
Location: Eltiqa Group and Windows for Contemporary
Art, Al – Remal, Gaza
“Gaza 87” continues in the premises of Eltiqa Group and
Windows for Contemporary Art in Gaza, and is open to
the public from 10:00-17:00 daily except on Fridays and
national holidays. It will run until November 15.

Please find here the complete program of 2nd Qalandiya International.

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