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Exhibitions : PARCELLA - September 10-25
06. Screening: August 30th - Workshop: September 1st

Palestinian & Berlin Walls

Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri
We Draw Our Hope On Berlin, 2007

Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri projected the current struggle against the separation-wall being built in occupied Palestine onto the location of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum. In 2006, Anastas and Gabri took 16 trips in occupied Palestine and Israel. Their chosen destinations came from research and from discussions with a variety of Palestinian and Israeli academics, activists, and artists. Their intent was to use each trip as a kind of impetus for a set of events and conversations about the division. At Skulpturenpark, Anastas and Gabri gave a presentation of their results with recorded interviews and conversations. This served as a prelude for a workshop where they worked with the public to re-make signs from the existing wall in Palestine, and historical signs opposing the Berlin Wall. These signs are now on view at Skulpturenpark, site of the former Wall, through September. In so doing, the artists present the public with both provocative and personal questions: How should one's experience of and opposition to the wall dividing East and West Berlin transfer to the current divisions in Palestine?

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  Maps of the Palestinian-Israeli division