Suspended Accounts

The A.M. Qattan Foundation presents in Ramallah the YAYA 2014 exhibition “Suspended Accounts”, as part of the Qalandiya International: “Archives: Lived and Shared.”

Suspended Accounts
Young Artist of the Year (YAYA) 2014 explores, both theoretically and practically, the use of archives and the concept and use of self-historisation.
Curated by Viviana Checchia this year, YAYA 2014 has been envisioned by the curator as a long term project.
Suspended Accounts
Top: Noor Abu Arafeh, Observational desire on a memory that remains, multimedia installation, 2014. Above: Hamody Gannam, During the interview with Abu Hanna Afara, 2014

Since the selection of the finalists by an independent jury in March, the shortlisted artists Aya Abu Ghazaleh, Bashar Khalaf, Farah Saleh, Hamody Gannam, Hanadi Abu Jamal, Iman Al Sayed, Majdal Nateel, Noor Abed and Noor Abuarafeh have been engaged in a number of online meetings where they learned more about the conceptual framework of the project and exchanged and shared ideas with international lecturers: artists and cultural practitioners.

The online workshops were held by the artists Uriel Orlow, Rania Bellou, Hrair Sarkisian, Amina Menia and curators Zdenka Badovinac and Fereshte Moosavi.

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Iman Al Sayed, Re-repeat (detail sketches and photographs by Abdul Karim Al Sayed 1950s-80s), 2014. Produced for YAYA 2014 exhibition "Suspended Accounts", organized by A. M. Qattan Foundation. Exhibition opening 1969-1970. From the personal archive

The art works of the nine finalists will be exhibited in a public exhibition organised within QI in October. The jury of distinguished Palestinian and internationally renowned artists, curators, commentators and professionals in the fields of culture and the visual arts will meet the artists, view the exhibition and select first, second and third prize winners.

The exhibition represents one stage of a long and complex process that will continue beyond the opening. The YAYA exhibition will be followed by a panel entitled ‘On self-historization, (in) visible narratives, imagination and other (hi)stories’ by Uriel Orlow,  Michael Rakowitz and Carolina Rito, a workhop by Lia Perjovschi, and a trip to Nablus Municipality Library for Beatrice Catanzaro’s project The Prisoner’s Section. A blog will also be created after the end of the exhibition to document the award, and become an online platform for artists to exchange ideas and connect.

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Noor Abed, Penelope, screen shot from 16mm film, 2014

from October 23 until November 15, 2014
Suspended Accounts
curated by Viviana Checchia
A.M. Qattan Foundation
Ramallah City Hall

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