EAF 2010

Exhibition: 30 July – 24 August 2010

Tent Gallery

Edinburgh College of Art, Evolution House, 78 Westport, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 17:00.

FREE | www.asnse.eca.ac.uk

Sleeper

Reiach and Hall, 6 Darnaway Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6BG

Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 17:00
closed on Saturdays

FREE | www.sleeper1.com

Participating artists: Taysir Batniji, decolonizing.ps (Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman), Jawad al Malhi. Films and videos by Nikolaj Bendix, Hala Elkoussy, mounir fatmi, Bouchra Khalili, Judy Price, Basma Sharif and Solmaz Shahbazi.

The Delfina Foundation presents The Spacemakers, a group exhibition, which explores artistic perspectives on the immediate challenges of creating a home in some of today’s most diverse and harried urban areas.

The planning and construction of a home articulates personal needs as well as the necessity to improve on one’s general living circumstances. Ideals of a secure home of bodily comfort, and the creation of borders to protect them, significantly inform our social and spatial existences. Notions of home as personal space and as political territory are undeniably intertwined, and in urban areas throughout the world, the relationship between one and the “other” is also informed by spatial organisation strategies, led by economic and political decisions.

How do architecture and urbanism inform social infrastructures and cohesion? How do personal desires for the materiality of a home intersect with wider socio-political agendas and ideologies, in the formation of contemporary urban landscapes?

Taking Palestine as its starting point and spanning examples from Cairo, Istanbul, Tehran, New York and the U.A.E., The Spacemakers offers a global measure of the immediate challenges of producing habitats in epicenters of social, economical or political tension.

Related events:

Artist talk – Free
Jawad al Malhi: exhibiting artist Jawad al Malhi presents his work
Saturday 31 July, 12:00 – 13:00, Stills, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1BP.
www.stills.org

Artist talk – Free
Taysir Batniji: exhibiting artist Taysir Batniji presents his work
Saturday 31 July, 13:30 – 14:30, Stills, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1BP.
www.stills.org

Performance – Free
A response to the themes of the exhibition, by sound-collective Tashweesh (Basel Abbas, boikutt and Ruanne Abou-Rahme.)
Thursday 5 August 2010, 16:00, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art.

Other Tashweesh performances include:
Monday 2 August, 21:00, The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh
Tuesday 3 August, 20:00, CCA, Glasgow, 3 August, 20:00
More information: www.beyondborders2010.com

Free, book directly with The Delfina Foundation: 0207 233 5344 or info@delfinafoundation.com

Exhibition tour – Free
Eva Langret (The Delfina Foundation) introduces the exhibition
Friday 6 August, 13:00, starts at Tent Gallery, Evolution House, 78 Westport, Edinburgh EH1 2LE. Free.

Film screenings
Nahed Awwad – The Fourth Room (2005) and 5 Minutes from Home (2008): Two films by award-winning director Nahed Awwad
Saturday 21 August, 16:45, Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ.
£6.90/£5.20 concessions.

Elia Suleiman – The Time that Remains (2009): A semi-biographical film by award-winning director Elia Suleiman
Saturday 21 August, 18:30, Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ.
£6.90/£5.20 concessions.

To book tickets, please call 0131 228 2688
www.filmhousecinema.com

About Jawad al Malhi

Jawad al Malhi, Morning high1, Digital print on paper, 396x79cm © Photo: Jawad al Malhi, 2010

Jawad al Malhi was born in Jerusalem in 1969 and lives and works on the border of Shufat refugee camp. He received his MA in Fine Art from the Winchester School of Art, UK. Exhibitions include In the Middle of the Middle (curated by Catherine David at Sfeir-Semier Gallery, Beirut) No Man’s Land? (Gemak, The Hague), the Sharjah Biennal 09, Palestine c/o Venice (curated by Salwa Mikdadi, Venice Biennale,2009), Ground Floor America (curated by WHW at Den Frie in Copenhagen, forthcoming). Jawad was shortlisted for the Frieze Foundation Cartier Award, and has been nominated for this year’s Prix Pictet. He is current resident artist at The Delfina Foundation, in collaboration with the Qattan Foundation.

About Decolonising Architecture

decolonizing.ps is a collaboration between architects Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman. The Bethlehem-based architectural practice explores ways to articulate the spatial dimension of decolonisation in the context of Palestine. Their work has been exhibited internationally, including the Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles (BOZAR, 2009), the Venice Biennale for Architecture (2008), the 11th Istanbul Biennale (2009) and the Rotterdam International Biennale of Architecture (2009).

Exhibition: 27 August – 31st September 2010

Tent Gallery

Edinburgh College of Art, Evolution House, 78 Westport, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 17:00
Sat – Sun, 10:00 – 16:00.

FREE | www.asnse.eca.ac.uk

Participating artists: Atsuo Hukuda, Yoshihiko Kitano, Tatsuyuki Molita, Yasunori Kawamatsu

MINI means both “Miniature” and “Minimal”.  The concept of the minimum of both words can be defined as a single Japanese character. This dual meaning also relates itself to the symbolism of Japanese BONSAI