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.

Deconstruction / Reconstruction

Hani Amra

July 16 – August 8, 2014

Deconstruction/Reconstruction affirms the desire to extract oneself from the daily labor, and finds the precious time to build and rebuild a dream through art and aesthetics. This is a spontaneous work, a quest in an area that is devoid of a name, that is being lost and deformed before one's very eyes. Deconstruction/Reconstruction reflects a wandering through the political absurdity of urban areas left to become a no man's land. It is a perambulation through present time amidst a reconstructed architecture, where abandoned houses inhabited by spirits, banned, but striking by their uniqueness are found. Through the prism of a personal artistic expression and creativity, the artist refabricates in the agitation of the city, and the quietness of reflection, creations of a pharaonic ambition indeed, but ones that remain humble and respectful of the form and the place.

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Hani Amra, a Palestinian artist, was born in Jerusalem in 1981, before moving to France to study Arts and Literature. He has exhibited and competed locally and internationally. More information can be found here.