Some Thoughts Regarding the
Erection of the Palestinian Museum
of Natural History and Humankind

Some Thoughts Regarding the
Erection of the Palestinian Museum
of Natural History and Humankind


View of Khalil Rabah: Pages 7, 8, 9, e-flux, New York, 2013. Photo by Ray Anastas.
February 13, 2013
Some Thoughts Regarding the Erection of the Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind

Saturday, February 16, 3pm

311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002
T 212 619 3356

What happens when an artist stops producing works and instead produces a museum?

What happens when an artist stops producing museums and instead produces worlds?

What happens when an artist stops producing worlds and instead produces a kind of consciousness that is itself capable of producing worlds?

And what happens when these worlds become tired of producing only themselves, then decide to start producing humans and other forms of life?

Join us at e-flux on Saturday, February 16 at 3pm for a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Khalil Rabah: Pages 7, 8, 9with Khalil Rabah, Suad Amiry, Reem Fadda, Rasha Salti, Anton Vidokle and Brian Kuan Wood.


Khalil Rabah was born in 1961 in Jerusalem and studied architecture and fine arts at the University of Texas. Rabah is a co-founder of Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem in 1998 and of the Riwaq Biennial in 2005, and is also the founder of The Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind. He is also a member since 2010 of the curriculum committee of Home Workspace Program, a pioneering educational initiative in Lebanon launched by Ashkal Alwan.

Suad Amiry is an architect and a writer. Born in Damascus to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father from Jaffa, Amiry’s family fled Jerusalem in 1948 to live in Amman. Amiry studied architecture at the American University of Beirut, University of Michigan in the US and received her Ph.d from Edinburgh University, Scotland. In 1991 Amiry founded the RIWAQ: Centre for architectural conservation, which protects, rehabilitate, and develops historic buildings and centers in rural Palestine where she was Director until 2011.

Reem Fadda is Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art, Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. From 2005–07 Fadda was Director of the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art (PACA) and worked as Academic Director to the International Academy of Art – Palestine, which she helped found in 2006.

Rasha Salti is an independent curator and free-lance writer. She has been an international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2011. She lives in Beirut, Lebanon.

Anton Vidokle is founder of e-flux and co-editor of e-flux journal.

Brian Kuan Wood is co-editor of e-flux journal.

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