Item description for Emily Jacir: Belongings by Emily Jacir, Martin Sturm & Edward W. Said...
Emily Jacir is an artist who lives in between New York and Ramallah. It's no surprise that a central motif in her work is the theme of voluntary and coerced movement between places and cultures. The projects she has undertaken over the past five years have pungently, poignantly crossed the divides between art, life, politics, and culture over and over again. In Where We Come From, Jacir, armed with an American passport, crossed borders in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip fulfilling everyday requests for fellow Palestinians unable to move so freely. In Sexy Semite, she placed ads in the Village Voice, a "Hot Palestinian Semite" seeking "Jewish soul mate" and the like. And in Memorial to 418 Palestinian Villages which were Destroyed, Depopulated and Occupied by Israel in 1948, Jacir installed a refugee tent in her studio in Lower Manhattan and invited friends and strangers to help her embroider the village names. Belongings is the first monograph published on her work.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Aug 2, 2004
ISBN 3852562651 ISBN13 9783852562650
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More About Emily Jacir, Martin Sturm & Edward W. Said
Emily Jacir was born in 1970 and lives in New York and Ramallah. A graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program, her work has been included in numerous group shows over the past five years, including the Eighth Istanbul Biennial and the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Solo shows have been mounted at galleries and cultural centers in Ramallah, Venice, Jerusalem, New Haven, Cleveland and New York.