'I wish I never took a photo of you'

‘I wish I never took a photo of you’

A presentation by Yazan Khalili followed by Q&A

How do we represent pain, not the pain of others, but the pain of oneself? Can we think beyond political pain? Is it possible to document our struggle without reproducing a consumerist image of victimhood? And in what ways can we (Palestinian photographers) use our tools and techniques of production to transcend our common role as a local/oppressed artists? Yazan Khalili will address these and other questions regarding the production of the Palestinian image in an informal and open discussion.

This event is co-organized with Café Palestina

Yazan Khalili is a photographer, writer, producer, and intellectual; a visual artist who uses the image as a medium for his work. He is another resounding, driven Palestinian voice who is leaving a clear mark on the artistic scene, both nationally and internationally. Yazan received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Birzeit University in 2003; he finished his master’s degree in 2010 at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, University of London. In his body of work Area C- The Landscape in Exile, Yazan worked with images he took while traveling through the West Bank for several years. In Landscape of Darkness, 2010, he examines how darkness can reshape a highly politicised fragmented landscape. He is one of the founding members of Zan Design Studio (2005) and works as production coordinator for films and exhibits. He has exhibited in various venues and places, including the Venice Biennial 2011 and the Sharjah Biennial 2013. He has taught a politics of production course at the International Art Academy – Palestine, and co-curated, along with Reem Shilleh, the Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA, 2012). He also curated The City | The Image symposium with Goethe Institute, Ramallah, 2012.

To see the work of Yazan Khalili check here yazankhalili.com 

 

This event is free and will be held at Café Monk (Brussels) on April 3rd at 18h. Please note that seats are limited.