khaled jarrar newsletter july 2017

Khaled Jarrar at the Center of Curatorial Studies- Bard College, USA No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects 24 June – 17 September 2017

Khaled Jarrar is featured in No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects, a collective exhibition organized by Fawza Kabra for the Center of Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York which started in 24 June and going on until 17 September 2017. The exhibition highlights a selection of works in a range of media that are drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation. Spanning more than twenty-five years of contemporary art from the Arab world, beginning in 1990, the included works map the recent sociopolitical history of the region, demonstrating the numerous ways that artists have addressed seismic shifts or events.

Jarrar is represented with the Buddy Bear (2013), a sculpture made of repurposed concrete from the Apartheid Wall that divides through the West Bank. The work references the popular German public art project that invited artists from around the world to decorate a free-standing bear figure as part of a campaign to promote peace and harmony. Jarrar’s version brings attention to the dreadful circumstances and the harsh reality that have resulted from the massive structure which has divided communities and families throughout the Palestinian Occupied Territories.