The above film–which features a special project undertaken by the children of Wadi Abu Hindi–comes from the artist’s solo show “NO EXIT,” which debuted at the Whitebox Art Center on July 24th and draws its inspiration from the ordeal which prevented him from traveling to New York.
The following is a press release from the Whitebox Art Center – July 24, 2014
New York City – Whitebox Art Center presents a solo show by Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar in conjunction with an underground salon at Undercurrent Projects produced and curated by Myriam Vanneschi.
The Israel Border Police denied artist Khaled Jarrar exit to travel to NYC for this project and his participation in the show, “Here and Elsewhere” at the New Museum. He has since decided to create a new work for this show that deals with his status as well as the current situation in Gaza. This new media piece will be live updated as the situation develops.
For the duration of the show, the art space Undercurrent Projects will function as a salon where informal panel discussions about Khaled Jarrar’s work, art from Palestine, and the current situation in Gaza / West Bank will take place.
NO EXIT is organized and curated by Myriam Vanneschi.
Whitebox extends a special thank you to Vescom Collection, who generously funded the exhibition.
The programs of Whitebox Art Center are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
For more information, visit: whiteboxnyc.org/event/no-exit/