This Sea is Mine
For the first time since its inception, Qalandiya International is widening its geographical outreach by inviting Palestinian organizations in the diaspora. This expansion is closely linked to this year’s theme ‘This Sea is Mine’, which opens up discussion around the Palestinian right of return. Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is proud to participate and has commissioned seven Palestinian artists based in Amman to each make a new work responding to ‘This Sea is Mine’, reflecting on different elements of the theme in a variety of ways.
In their interaction with each other, the works form a range of personal perspectives, unveiled truths and entwined questions. As an integral part of our curatorial approach we also bring in two filmmakers we have supported, screening Salt of This Sea (2008) by Annemarie Jacir at the exhibition opening on 5 October 2016 in the presence of the filmmaker, while on 11 October Kamal Aljafari will be present at the screening of his latest film Recollection (2015). On 22 October, Ramallah-based artist and curator Yazan Khalili will cross the borders of separation to join those in exile for a talk together with all the participating artists.