About the Talk
Utopian Landscapes have been a recurring theme in the work of Palestinian artists across the decades. These landscapes are continually contoured to represent the past, present and future dreams of ideal landscapes of Palestine. But what are the qualities of this place? And in creating these ideal landscapes what is transformed and omitted? The talk will explore a range of artist practices and the visions of this landscape, questioning what are our images of utopia and how is the uncertainty of the future depicted.
Tina Sherwell is Head of The Contemporary Visual Art Program at the Faculty of Arts, Music and Design at Birzeit University, and has written and curated various texts and exhibitions on the work of Palestinian artists.
Supported by the A.M Qattan Foundation through the ‘Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field’ Project, funded by Sweden