Qalandiya International 2016
Location: Ramallah Recreational Complex, and on billboards in the city.
Venues: Ramallah Recreational Complex, daily from 9:00–22:00; billboard at Ramallah City Centre, near the Bank of Jordan, appears every 30 minutes; billboard at Al Masyoun Junction, appears every 30 minutes.
Dates: Runs through 31 October, 2016
Organizers: MinRASY PROJECTS
Curators: MinRASY PROJECTS
Artists: MinRASY PROJECTS
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The collection of works in /Tilted/ have resulted from either moving toward something or in defense of something. There is a tilt that happened here, an interrogation of why matters are conducted as they are, and in relation to what. Has a consumption of a daily activity replaced the need for another widely embraced ritual? Is our consumption in new rituals tilting our perspective to new forms of dynamics of how we are connecting and forming? Exhibited in the Ramallah Recreational Complex and on two outdoor public billboards, the works involve physical action by the body. Two video works, Consumed, I and Consumed, II (both 2016) are comments on what may be a daily engagement that is consuming. Metaphors for a Series of Actions on Inactions (2016) is a video commenting on the possibilities of what may be an action, and what may be an inaction. Still/Here. (2016), three photographic works, addresses contemporary culture in-situ and the over-arching popularity of androgyny. In the video work Recipe to make Plain M&Ms (2016), peanut M&Ms have the core peanut removed to become a plain M&M, provoking the question 'What would a return to an original state entail'?
Curated by: MinRASY PROJECTS. Exhibition designer: Tareq AlFar
The video artworks can be viewed on www.vimeo.com/minrasyprojects
MinRASY PROJECTS has been developing and producing projects that stem from its director Rana Sadik. 'MinRASY' is both an acronym in Arabic, from the names Rana and Samer Younis, and a double entendre, meaning 'from my head'. Among its projects are: USPA at World Travel Expo, Kuwait, Tarek ala Duwar, Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence (MoMRtA), Study for a Domiciled Gallery and the publication We're all for Kuwait and Kuwait is for Us. MinRASY PROJECTS also participated in the 2012 Qalandiya International.