exhibitions

LINES IN THE SAND: RECENT ART FROM ISRAEL AND PALESTINE

Lines In The Sand: Recent Art From Israel and Palestine
Yossi Atia and Itamar Rose (Israel), Emad Burnat (Palestine) and Guy David (Israel), Nira Pereg (Israel), and Larissa Sansour (Palestine)
Curated By Mark Feary


Opening | Friday 7 August, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates | 8 August - 20 September 2020

Featured artists: Yossi Atia and Itamar Rose (Israel); Emad Burnat (Palestine) and Guy David (Israel), Nira Pereg (Israel), and Larissa Sansour (Palestine)

Lines in the Sand brings into focus a selection of artists from or working in one of the most contested regions in the world to reflect upon ideas of sovereignty, disputed territories, political and religious division, individual agency and strategies for collaboration. The project seeks to give equal voice to both sides of the territorial divide to consider border politics and power relationships in this region, and their global reverberations. Drawing on Gertrude’s Artistic Director, Mark Feary’s, recent research trip to Israel and Palestine coordinated by New York-based organisation Artis, this exhibition brings into focus practices emanating from the region, with particular emphasis on artists looking at shared spaces and possibilities for collaboration. Presented as an exhibition removed from the region, Lines in the Sand considers what a pathway towards peace and a two-state solution might look like.

Image Credit | Yossi Atia and Itamar Rose, The Jewish Arab State, 2007, single-channel video