May 25, 2014 - apexart - Ramallah: UHF42 on view at Wattan TV
May 25, 2014

Ramallah: UHF42 on view at Wattan TV

Basma Alsharif, Home Movies Gaza (still), 2013. Sound color, 24:10 minutes.

May 29–June 27, 2014

Wattan TV
PARC building, Al-Ma’ahid Street

This week apexart will open our final Franchise Exhibition of the 2013–14 season in Ramallah, Palestine: UHF42, organized by Mike Crane. This exhibition is a winner of apexart’s Franchise Program, which accepts proposals for idea-driven, group exhibitions in any location outside of New York City. 150 jurors from around the world vote on proposals through our crowdsourcing PHP script to democratically determine three winning exhibitions that receive a budget and administrative support to mount their apexart Franchise Exhibition. UHF42 was one of three winning proposals selected among 338 entries. More information about apexart’s open call opportunities can be found online.

UHF42 is a month-long screening series broadcast through the live frequency of Wattan, an independent television station based in Ramallah, Palestine. The program showcases 20 recent works by local and international artists, with a single screening taking place each weekday after the station’s regularly scheduled news program on local television and streaming online. The screenings feature a brief introduction by one of the station’s daily news anchors. Wattan has been raided twice and had its frequency shut down five times, by both Palestinian and Israeli authorities, since it was first established through the telecommunications agreement of the Oslo 2 Accords in 1996. The station continues to provide daily coverage of education, politics, culture, and sports, despite undergoing a destructive raid in February 2012. 

Featuring work by Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Basma Alsharif, Ayman Alazraq, Knut Asdam, Nasrin Abu Baker, Kaya Behkalam, Neil Beloufa, Nicholas Brooks, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Phil Collins, Fahed Halabi & Ala Farhat, Ihab Jadallah, Yazan Khalili, Alexander Kluge, Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle, Melanie Manchot, Mohammed Musallam, Peter Snowdon, and Stefanos Tsivopoulos

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