Exhibition Histories Talks: Rasha Salti

We are pleased to announce the tenth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London.

On 10 December 2015 curator and writer Rasha Salti will be in conversation with curator Omar Kholeif to discuss ‘The International Art Exhibition for Palestine’, which took place in Beirut in 1978, and the archival and documentary exhibition presenting this research ‘Past Disquiet’, curated by Salti and Kristine Khouri at Museu d’art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), 2015.

‘The International Art Exhibition for Palestine’ was organised by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and consisted of almost 200 works, donated by 200 artists from nearly 30 countries. Salti and Khouri’s research, conducted mainly through oral testimony from first-hand witnesses, has focussed on the immediate social, political and art historical context of the 1978 exhibition, as well as how it intersects with other international anti-colonial and anti-imperialist solidarity movements, organisations and exhibitions.

Exhibition Histories Talks: Rasha Salti
Thursday 10 December 2015 19:00–20:30

Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street 

E1 7QX

Tickets: £9.50 (Concessions £7.50).

To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

This event is a collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

Image: Jamil Shammout and Michel Najjar paint the banner for 'The International Art Exhibition for Palestine', Beirut, 1978, Courtesy Claude Lazar