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.

Disrupted Intimacies

Curated by Tina Sherwell

March 7, 2016 - April 7, 2016 

Disrupted Intimacies, an exhibition curated by Tina Sherwell, features both recently produced and archived art works by the graduates of the International Academy of Art, Palestine. By juxtaposing the concepts of intimacy and disruption, the artists aim to point to one of many conditions or "states" experienced by Palestinians in our daily lives, particularly in relation to each other, ourselves, and our bodies, but also landscapes and familiar places.

Featuring: Noor Abed, Bisan Abu Eisheh, Rana Samara, Mahdi Baragithi, Hasan Darghmeh, Sahar Al-Khatib, Abdallah Awwad, Ayed Arafah, Lama Takruri, Reema Al-Tawil, Asem Naser, and Ali Aldeek. More information on the artists can be found here.