Whitebox Art Center Presents
A Project by Khaled Jarrar
On View July 24th – August 9th (extended)
Opening reception at Whitebox Art Center July 24th 5 – 7 pm
New York City – Whitebox Art Center presents a solo show by Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar, produced and curated by Myriam Vanneschi.
The Israel Border Police denied artist Khaled Jarrar exit to travel to NYC for this project and his participation in the show Here and Elsewhere at the New Museum. He has since decided to create a new work for this show that deals with his status as well as the current situation in Gaza. This new media piece will be live updated as the situation develops.
Khaled Jarrar describes his experience attempting to leave Palestine on July 23rd, 2014: “Another massacre is taking place in Gaza, and Israel is trying to sell it as a war with Hamas using a deceptive media campaign, turning the oppressed into a villain. It is a fact that Israel is an occupying and apartheid country that controls our land, steals our water and natural resources, depriving us of our basic human rights for the past 66 years. The Israeli recurrent massacres will never end. Telling and sharing our stories and what is happening in Palestine is very essential. We are obliged to take the streets and strongly condemn the killing of the people of Gaza”.
NO EXIT is produced and curated by Myriam Vanneschi and co-produced by Igor Molochevski.
The programs of Whitebox Art Center are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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Links to Press:
Le Monde: Khaled Jarrar, artiste et militaire palestinien, n’ira pas à New York by Robin Braquet
Animal New York: Israel Denies Exit Palestinian Artist Bars Attending His New Museum Show by Marina Galperina