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The Jerusalem Show

007 / 24 October 2014

Ibraaz is pleased to announce the opening of THE JERUSALEM SHOW VII: FRACTURES. Curated by Basak Senova and organized by Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, this year's show runs from 24 October to 7 November 2014, and is presented in the framework of the second Qalandiya International (Qi), ARCHIVES, LIVED AND SHARED, which will take place from 22 October to 15 November.


Jamal Jamaliev, Line of Fire, July 2010

As media partner, and with the support of the Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Ibraaz has produced an online catalogue to accompany the event, complete with contributions from the show's organizers, Basak Senova and Jack Persekian, and contextual essays from Jalal Toufic, Tina Sherwell, and Stephanie BaileyCo-edited by Anthony Downey and Basak Senova, the online catalogue presents each section of the show as chapters, including INTENSITIES, DETAILS, INTERVALS, MEASURES, LINES, WRITING and FABRIC. These present documentation of site-specific art projects, performances, artist books, a programme of performances, walks, talks and screenings, and will be updated for the duration of the exhibition.


Over the coming weeks, we will also present a number of interviews with artists and recorded seminars with local and international speakers. The Ibraaz Channel will simultaneously publish video documentation of live performances and make available all of this material for download to audiences within the city and beyond.







'The starting point of FRACTURES is Jerusalem, a city that persistently folds multiple pasts into contradictory presents. In this line of thought, FRACTURES gathers research-based projects that detect and process multiple realities and perceptions of events and conditions in relation with different time sequences while taking 'Jerusalem' as the nucleus of this attempt.'


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Jack Persekian



'The Jerusalem Show is neither a biennial nor a one-time event. It is neither a large-scale show nor an international grand exhibition. We like to see it as an attempt to intercede between the apocalyptic decadal tides of upheaval under which the city kneels...' 


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Editor's Foreword

Anthony Downey


'In a city bound by the sinuous threads of history, geopolitics, occupation, and the day-to-day ignominy of state-ordained containment and illegal annexation, the question of restrictions, boundaries, limits and peripheries is a far from abstract concern for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.'


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A View From the City

Tina Sherwell 



'...the importance of archives and the urgency with which to compile, maintain and preserve them, has accompanied Palestinians across the decades owing to a legacy of dispossession.'


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A View from Afar

Stephanie Bailey


'The fractious conditions we might perceive in Jerusalem, let alone the state of Israel, extend far beyond the Palestine-Israeli conflict and its myriad schisms.'


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A Question

Jalal Toufic



If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed? No.

Dedicated to the living memory of Gilles Deleuze, a non-revengeful philosopher


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Chapter 1



Featuring Adel Abidin, Bashar Alhroub, Benji Boyadgian, Cevdet Erek, Hiraki Sawa, Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle, and Pekka Niittyvirta.


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Chapter 2



Feauturing Noor Abuarafeh, Lara Baladi, Hera Büyüktaşçıan, Paul Devens, Rula Halawani, Jesper Just, Gülsün Karamustafa, Jonathan Loppin, Majd Abdel Hamid, and Zehra Şonya. (with Ceren Oykut).


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Chapter 3



Featuring Conor McGrady, and Ceren Oykut.


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Chapter 4





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Chapter 5




A programme of film screenings curated by Anne Barlow, Yazin Anani, Branko Franceschi, and Basak Senova, and the Palestinian premiere of SIVAS.


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Chapter 6


 A programme of artist performances, talks, and walks.

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Chapter 7


Dedicated to the presentation of artists' books, featuring Hani Amra, Banu Cennetoglu, Cevdet Erek, Maxime Hourami, Ciprian Homorodean, Jill Magid, Tom Nicholson, Raqs Media Collective, Uriel Orlow, Anita Di Bianco, and Daniel Knorr.

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Children's Activity Book

A downloadable children's activity book featuring work from The Jerusalem Show.

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The Jerusalem Show 2014

Downloadable Exhibition Guide



Download your copy of the Guide to The Jerusalem Show 2014.


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