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Exhibition | Ground Truth: Records of Dispossession, Destruction, and Return in the Naqab


  • Italian Academy 1161 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Exhibition on the Palestinian Bedouin villages in the Naqab/Negev: Joint project of Al-Araqib committee, Zochrot and Forensic Architecture (Goldsmiths University, UK)

The Center for Palestine Studies, in partnership with the NGO Zochrot and the Italian Academy, will host a three-week-long exhibition on the theme of Bedouin ownership of Negev lands and the ongoing Israeli state campaign to uproot the Palestinian Bedouin from the northern threshold of the desert.

Given the recent and ongoing rejection of the Bedouins’ legal claims and the recurring brutal destruction of “unrecognized villages” such as Al-Araqib, the exhibitions examines the conditions for the production of truth in a neocolonial age through oral testimonies and memories, aerial photography, studies by Negev researchers and historical maps to offer an alternative conceptual horizon on civil society’s ability to re-appropriate its truth.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an afternoon symposium on October 11th, 2018.

 Aerial photograph of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib. Courtesy of Ariel Caine, Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University, UK

Aerial photograph of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib.
Courtesy of Ariel Caine, Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University, UK