Curator and writer Rasha Salti is joined by Curator Omar Kholeif to discuss the history of the 1978 exhibition The International Art Exhibition for Palestine in Beirut, one of the most ambitious in the Arab world to date.
Organised in partnership with Afterall, this series of talks is inspired by the Exhibition Histories books, which focus on exhibitions of contemporary art from the past fifty years that have changed the way art is seen and made.
In association with Afterall
Rasha Salti is a curator and writer. She recently co-curated, with Kristine Khouri, the exhibition Past Disquiet: Narratives and Ghosts from the International Art Exhibition for Palestine, 1978 at MACBA in Barcelona, Spain. She has been an international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival. From 2004 until 2010 she was the film programmer and creative director of ArteEast in New York. Her curated projects include: Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s until Now (co-curated with Jytte Jensen), for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010–2012; 10th Sharjah Biennial (co-curated with Suzanne Cotter), Sharjah, 2011; and the retrospective of Syrian cinema The Road to Damascus (co-curated with Richard Peña), for the Film Society at Lincoln Center, 2006. Her essays have appeared in publications such as Afterall, The London Review of Books, andNaqd. She collaborated with Ziad Antar on the exhibition and publication Beirut Bereft, The Architecture of the Forsaken and Map of the Derelict (2009) and edited the book Insights into Syrian Cinema: Essays and Conversations with Filmmakers (2006). Salti lives in Beirut and works in New York, Paris, and Toronto.