Emily Jacir Will Transform her Family Home in Bethlem into an Art Center

Words by Elena Scarpa
May 24, 2017

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.

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