Qalandiya International Reaches its Third Edition

Words by My Art Guides Editorial Team
October 12, 2016

The third edition of Qalandiya International, “This Sea is Mine” runs from Wednesday, October 5th to October 31st and it sees the participation of 16 cultural and art organizations and over 200 local and international artists and other contributors.

The inauguration took place simultaneously in Haifa, Gaza, Beirut, Amman and London, and other openings and events will continue in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem until October 31.

This Sea is Mine
In an attempt to suggest a different point of entry and to dust off the layers of repetitive manifestations of the Nakba and imagined “Return”, Qalandiya International adopts “This Sea is Mine” as the title of Qi 2016. The Sea, which has inadvertently been omitted from our narrative and the agendas of our politicians, and subsequently been transformed into another component of the siege, or a trap for those eeing death, could potentially elevate the question of this right from the possibilities of politics to the realm of obviousness. It may be able to position Palestine and the Palestinians in their rightful historic and geographical place and enable us to reclaim our organic ties with the future and the world.

Qalandiya International was founded in 2012 as a joint contemporary art event that takes place every two years across Palestinian cities and villages. Qi aims to place Palestine on the world’s cultural map by producing a series of exhibitions, as well as performances, talks, film screenings, workshops and tours, that open up channels for dialogue and exchange, both locally and internationally.

See the full program here.

Qalandiya International
5-31 Oct 2016
Haifa, Gaza, London, Beirut, Amman, Jerusalem, Ramallah & Bethlehem.

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