26 November 2007

Desert Generation

Meneer de Wit
Postjesweg 2, Amsterdam

Opening hours:
Wednesday - Sunday 14:00 - 18:00 or by appointment

See also “Desert Generation” in Jerusalem

Desert Generation is a joint exhibition of Israeli and Palestinian artists who oppose the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and call for its immediate end.

Its initiators are four established artists from Israel and Palestine, who sent an open e-mail chain letter inviting artists around the globe to join their initiative and to display their point of view in regards to the four-decade long “desert of occupation”. The exhibition is comprised of more than 700 images based on paintings, drawings and photographs. “Desert Generation in Amsterdam” is organized by NextStep/Een Ander Joods Geluid and United Civilians for Peace, in collaboration with Meneer de Wit and Noa Roei from the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis.

In its Dutch version, the exhibition is combined with a cultural side program that includes artist talks, workshops and live music. Please visit www.desert-generation.nl for more information and updates, and to sign up for the workshops. An English version of the program is attached to this message.

Thursday November 22nd
19:00 – 21:00 Opening
Location: Meneer de Wit, via entrance Witte de Withstraat 10, Amsterdam

Monday November 26th
Gallery closed
21:00 – 22:00 Artist Talk at the Lloyd Hotel, with Sliman Mansour and David Tartakover
Location: Lloyd Hotel, Oostelijke Handelskade 34, Amsterdam
The Lloyd Hotel is a five-star hotel with amazing modern design and a
dedication to the arts. The hotel’s Cultural Embassy organizes an eclectic
program every Monday in the hotel’s restaurant. Artists Sliman Mansour and
David Tartakover will open the program of Monday 26 November. They will
present their own works and discuss the circumstances that led them to the
Desert Generation initiative.

Thursday November 29th
14.00 – 20.00 Gallery open
20:00 – 21:30 Film Evening with Nat Muller
Reinventing the artist: the works of Shula Lipski and Roee Rosen
Location: Meneer de Wit, Postjesweg 2, Amsterdam
Nat Muller is an independent curator and art-critic based in Rotterdam. Her
main interests include the intersections of aesthetics, media and politics; (new)
media; and art in the Middle East. In Desert Generation Muller will take the
audience on a journey of transgressive and fictive identities by means of two
films: Shula Lipski’s In between Walls: Israeli Voices of Dissent and Roee
Rosen’s Two Women and a Man. Both films are political, yet in very different
ways and for very different reasons. Muller will screen both (short) films and
lead a discussion about critical artistic practice, authenticity, and

* On Thursday 29 November gallery is also open 18:00 – 20:00

Sunday December 2nd
14.00 – 18.00 Gallery open
18:00 – 21:30 Finissage: take your favorite artwork home!
Closing party with live music and drinks
Location: Meneer de Wit, Postjesweg 2, Amsterdam
Desert Generation in Amsterdam is organized by NextStep/A Different Jewish Voice and
United Civilians for Peace, in cooperation with Meneer de Wit and Noa Roei from
the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis.

Check for updates www.desert-generation.nl

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