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.

Out of Place

Ruba Salameh
March 2 – April 1, 2011

Shattering the boundaries of collective thought,as a necessary process to the journey of the soul into self - consciousness. out of place an exhibition chosen from a collection of art work created in the past few years, in which i dealt with questions of identity, the need for identity in society, and the connection between the individual and the collective.

Out of Place is originally the title of Edward Said autobiography, the exhibition is a tribute of his workand memory.

Ruba Salameh completed her BFA and MFA in Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She works in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, and mixed media, and also teaches in Jerusalem. Her work deals with questions of identity, nostalgia, and the relationship between the individual and the collective.