SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

Palestine | San Francisco | Arts + Action | Front Page

Mon Jan 19 2009 "Where We Come From", Emily Jacir's Exhibit of Photograph from Palestine, At SF MOMA
Emily Jacir, “Where We Come From”, is Showing at the SF MOMA Photographs from Palestine taken by Emily Jacir were recently on display at SFMOMA as part of an exhibit about passages and memory called Passageworks (October 25, 2008 - January 19, 2009 ). The title of the photo display was “Where We Come From” and it's a representation of interviews the artist did with Palestinians in the Diaspora and Palestine. Jacir asked her interviewers to answer the question “if I could do anything for you, anywhere in Palestine, what would it be?” Jacir's works was acquired last year by SFMOMA and will likely be shown again in the near future.

The wishes are mixed and Jacir follows them and takes pictures of the objects of their desire. In one she is asked to water a tree in village that had been demolished in the Nakba of 1948. In another she is asked by a Palestinian refugee to light a candle in Haifa, the town from which the person’s family was exiled. Some requests do not stop at a symbolic act, and the subject asks Jacir to do basic things such as paying the gas bill or visiting a love one; things that are impossible for those living under the Israeli apartheid rule.

Emily Jacir is a Palestinian artist that uses different media to make her art. Since 1999 she has been involve in building the Ramallah's art scene and creating the Birzeit's Virtual Art Gallery. Emily has been active in fighting to end the Israeli occupation through art and writing, and has called for a boycott of all Israeli art institution. photoRead more

Ali La Pointe and Zena's words on the New York streets | A Tale of Two Sisters: Witnessing an Undercover Israeli Operation in Ramallah (2) | Photostory: Retracing bus no. 23 on the historic Jerusalem-Hebron Road | Palestinian Revolution Cinema Comes to NYC | "Material for a film": Retracing Wael Zuaiter (Part 1) | Acquisition: Emily Jacir at SFMOMA |

05/15/15 Series of Vigils in Salinas Honors Victims of Police Violence in 2014   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
05/09/15 Community Organizes to Take Anti-Eviction Message Directly to SF Supervisors and Mayor   Health, Housing, and Public Services
05/09/15 People’s City Council Supplants Oakland City Council To Stop Vote on E12th St Development   Health, Housing, and Public Services
05/08/15 Community Members Tell Pope Francis 'No Sainthood for Genocide'   Racial Justice | California
05/08/15 UCSC Under Investigation for Mishandling Rape and Other Sexual Violence Cases   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
05/01/15 May Day Includes Labor, Immigrant Rights, Anti-Police-Terror, Anti-Gentrification Actions   Labor & Workers
04/30/15 Police Allow Yuvette Henderson's Family to View Video, But Critical Moments Not Available   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Womyn
04/23/15 After Three Deaths, Assaults and Thefts, New Group Presses Tulare Council to Take Action   Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | Government & Elections
04/23/15 Paramount Farms Uses as Much Water for Almonds as 38M Californians Required to Conserve   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections
04/22/15 Workers Employed by Driscoll's Suppliers Demand Higher Wages and Legally Required Benefits   Labor & Workers | Santa Cruz Indymedia
04/22/15 Community Raises Funds for Long-time Oakland Anti-Police Brutality Activist Jabari Shaw   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice