Al Ma'mal Talks Lara Khaldi

Notes on Revolution and Medium in Palestinian Art

9 July 2019

About the Talk


The talk touches upon questions pertaining to what is revolutionary art, and the centrality of the medium in art works. It addresses a shift which occurred in Palestinian artistic practice during the first intifada, namely the work of the New Visions artist group. Whilst artists saw their mission as both the producers of the image of Palestinians and as mobilizers before the uprising, they realized that they could not compete with the self-produced image of it after, and their practice became revolutionary through the use of medium. Can images take part in an emancipatory project? What political and social change could images bring?


Lara Khaldi is a curator, critic and pedagogue working in Jerusalem, Palestine. She is an alumna of the de Appel Curatorial program and the European Graduate School. She is currently the Head of the Media Studies department at Alquds Bard College, Jerusalem. Khaldi has curated exhibitions and symposiums in Palestine and internationally, including Shifting Ground, Sharjah Biennial 13 off-site Ramallah project (2017).

Supported by the A.M Qattan Foundation through the ‘Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field’ Project, funded by Sweden 

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