The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

Artist Talk: Ayreen Anastas

Ayreen Anastas

Ayreen participated in an artist talk at Al Ma'mal.Born in Bethlehem, Palestine in 1968 and now living in Brooklyn, New York, she completed Pasolini Pa* Palestine (2004) during her residency at Al Ma'mal.

She uses text, film, video, audio and the Internet to create work that focuses on legal and discursive shifts around differing notions of security and the subsequent effects on everyday life. Her art practice engages with issues of public and political space, language, and the question of Palestine.