Jumana Emil Abboud, I Feel Nothing (2012-13) | pencil and watercolour on paper
    Jumana Emil Abboud, I Feel Nothing (2012-13) | pencil and watercolour on paper

Artist residencies showcased in London

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posted on 06/20/2013
Group show features British and Palestine artists

Points of Departure culminates a year of collaboration with Delfina Foundation, ICA, ArtSchool Palestine and the British Council. The show features works by British and Palestine artists that participated in research oriented residencies in London and Ramallah.

The exhibition seeks to make meaning and create new narratives, in response to urgent contemporary questions around nationalism and identity, history and place. Curators Rebecca Heald and Mirna Bamieh mapped Points of Departure as a set of thoughtful explorations into the phenomena of liminality, condition in which one's sense of identity is diffused, leading not only to states of dislocation and disorientation, but also to new perspectives.

The show includes commissioned works by Palestine artists Jumana Emil Abboud, Bashar Alhroub, Bisan Abu Eiseh, and British artists Jeremy Hutchison and Olivia Plender. Dialoguing with the residents' works, Palestine artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme are featured in the exhibition.

Points of Departure
June 26 to July 21
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, SW1Y5AH London, UK