September 9, 2016 - Qalandiya International - Qalandiya International III: This Sea is Mine
September 9, 2016

Qalandiya International

Jack Persekian, Sea Crop, 2015. Photo montage, 26 x 33 cm. Courtesy of Qalandiya International.

Qalandiya International III
This Sea is Mine
October 5–31, 2016

Press conference: October 4
Opening and launch: October 5
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Qalandiya International is pleased to announce This Sea is Mine, the third edition of its month-long collaborative artistic program which will take place across cities and villages in Palestine and the Diaspora, to explore questions of return and refuge.

With the recent escalation of violence resulting in human tragedies and mass displacements in the Arab world, we cannot help but view the ongoing refugee crisis as a reproduction of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe in 1948, with all its ramifications and larger questions. Qalandiya International brings to the foreground the issue of “Return” and suggests new perspectives to reinstate Palestine’s presence in its own history and geography, to restore its relationship with its natural horizons and the rest of the world.

This Sea is Mine will launch between October 5 and 31, 2016 with a comprehensive program of exhibitions, performances, film screenings, tours and workshops, featuring over 100 Palestinian and international artists. This year’s edition includes 16 partners participating in Haifa, Beirut, Gaza, Amman, London, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem.

Qalandiya International was founded in 2012 as an independent coalition bringing together Palestinian art and cultural organizations long separated by occupation, who saw the necessity to join forces in promoting Palestinian arts and open new channels for dialogue and exchange, both locally and internationally.

Partner organizations participating in This Sea is Mine
A. M. Qattan Foundation, Al Hoash – Palestinian Art CourtAl Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary ArtArab Culture Association, Dar Al Kalima, Dar El Nimer, Darat Al Funun, Eltiqa Group, International Academy of Art – Palestine, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, MinRASY ProjectsPalestine Regeneration Group (PART), Ramallah Municipality, RIWAQ – Center for Architectural ConservationShababek for Contemporary Art, and The Palestinian Museum

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For press inquiries: press [​at​]

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