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Thursday, October 19 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Refusals for Sight, Breath, Sound: The Occupation of Palestine

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Visual Occupation/s: The Image & Palestine


Dalia Ebed (Moderator), Khaled Jarrar (Panelist), Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman (Panelist)


Khaled Jarrar’s work is internationally recognized for its concern with radical intersections of daily life in the occupied territories and visual culture. His body as such an artist has been censored from appearing publicly at openings, and some of his projects, such as “Through the Spectrum,” have been co-opted by the international media to perpetuate harmful narratives of the social spaces he is trying to document and fight from. Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman, as an emerging artist and thinker, identifies with the movement of young Jews in the United States actively trying to disrupt U.S. American organizational and community denial of the occupation. Both artists are working through this panel on the question of the image, or what scholar Gil Z. Hochberg calls “visual occupations;” Khaled from within the very geopolitical and embodied circumstances of the occupation, and Robert as one both committed to working as a Jewish artist while forming solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom and dignity, enabling an intercultural critique of subjugation, wherein the presenters’ very bodies are implicated by each other’s arguments. 


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Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman

Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman is a consultant for the Jewish History Museum in Tucson, where he directs the museum’s education program and has helped curate temporary and permanent pieces on human rights, Jewish identity, and local histories that complicate and challenge dominant... Read More →

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:50pm
Poetry Center Conference Room 207 Poetry Center

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