The 22nd edition of A Prior Magazine is dedicated to Picasso in Palestine, an artistic project initiated by Palestinian artist Khaled Hourani (artistic director of the International Academy of Art Palestine) and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In June 2011, Pablo Picasso's iconic work Buste de Femme (1943, part of the Van Abbemuseum collection) undertook a journey from Eindhoven to Ramallah, where it was exhibited for three weeks. Preceding this border-crossing loan agreement were two years of extensive research and negotiations in the legal, artistic and administrative fields. A Prior has made a critical, multifaceted report of the journey of Picasso's Buste de Femme to Palestine and back, exposing relations between art, politics and geography along the way - thanks to contributions from more then 15 authors and artists - resulting in a unique 280 full-colour pages edition, brought to you in two languages: English and Arabic.
Editor: Els Roelandt
Contributing Editors: Shuruq Harb and Remco de Blaaij
Contributors: Lynda Morris, Khaled Hourani, Rasha Salti, Charles Esche, Samir Harb, Eyal Weizman, Renzo Martens, Andrew Conio, Daniel Miller, Yazeed Anani, Thomas Hirschhorn, Younes Bouadi, Eric Gottesman and Toleen Touq, Sander Buyck, Laurens Dhaenens, ArtTerritories with Shuruq Harb and Ursula Biemann, Beshara Doumani, Nahed Awwad, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Basel Abbas, Yassin Inass, Unni Gjertsen, Galit Eilat, Katia Reich, Artur Zmijevski, Khaled Jarrar…
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