Palestinian artist Emily Jacir, who won the Biennale Gold Lion in 2007, plans to open an independent artspace in her family home in the West Bank.
The artist has started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to transform the home into an exhibition space which will focus on visual art and cinema.
“We envision the center as a place in which the history and the contemporary conditions of Bethlehem will meet, enabling the production of new works of art and visions of the future. It will be a learning hub for the Bethlehem community and beyond — a place to ask questions, exchange ideas, and grapple with our present-day situation.”
The center is due to open in September 2017.
- Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir