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.

Erasures: On Memory and Forgetting

Fazal Sheikh

September 7, 2016 6pm 

On the occasion of the opening of Erasures: On Memory and Forgetting, Al Ma’mal hosted a discussion that explores the work on display - Memory Trace, Desert Bloom, and Al-'Araqib. Participants include: Eduardo Cadava, Aaron Levy, Tamer Nafar, Jack Persekian, and Fazal Sheikh. This discussion bgan at 6:30pm and was followed by a performance featuring Tamer Nafar. 

Exhibition closes Friday 23rd September 2016.

Additional information on Erasures can be found here

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Fazal Sheikh was born in New York in 1965. He uses photographs as a way to document people living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world. He has worked with communities in Palestine, Israel, East Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, India, and Cuba. More information on Fazal can be found on his website