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.


Suzy and Shoghig Halajian

May 30, 2016 

Curated by Suzy and Shoghig Halajian, SO THEY STUTTER is a film combining selected works to manipulate existing artistic and found material in order to challenge the limits of meaning and authorship. Using literary references such as American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, and sound works by American composer Pauline Oliveros, the artists layer and complicate image, sound and text to reimaging the implications of artistic and pop cultural works in contemporary society.

Suzy Halajian is a curator and researcher based in Los Angeles. 

Shoghig Halajian is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles. She is Assistant Director at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and serves on the board of Directors at Human Resources LA.