Palestine/Israel, Visual Culture, and the World To Come: A Conversation Between Gil Hochberg and Shirly Bahar, Moderated by Helga Tawil-Souri
February 16, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. | Zoom Link Registration
This event celebrates the recent publications of Gil Hochberg’s Becoming Palestine: Toward an Archival Imagination of the Future, and Shirly Bahar’s Documentary Cinema in Israel-Palestine: Performance, the Body, the Home. Join the authors and moderator Helga Tawil-Souri for a conversation and a visual show and tell of some of the artwork explored in the books, followed by a Q & A. Hochberg’s study of contemporary Palestinian art, and Bahar’s study of Palestinian and Mizrahi documentaries from the early 2000s, demonstrate the crucial role that visual culture has been playing in the past 20 years in weaving potential futures beyond the current dominance of Zionism in Palestine/Israel. What intellectual, creative, and liberatory possibilities emerge from the study of visual culture about the past, ongoing, and present histories of Palestine/Israel? How do visual artwork queer temporalities to resist dominant narratives and conventional archiving towards a vision of Palestinian return? And what can we learn about solidarity with the struggle for Palestinian freedom from immersing ourselves in visual work by and about the people who embody the everyday making and becoming of Palestine?
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required: bit.ly/PalestineIsraelVisualCulture