Points of Departure
A partnership with ArtSchool Palestine, the British Council and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Points of Departure is an exploration of international exchange and its impact on artistic practice through ground-breaking commissions in visual art, film and documentary.
Points of Departure (POD) aims to encourage collaboration between Palestinian and UK-based cultural practitioners. It consists of two curatorial residencies and six artist residencies to facilitate research, public engagement and the production of new groundbreaking artworks to be exhibited in both Palestine and the UK in 2013.
The outcomes of the residencies were presented in Ramallah at Al Mahatta Gallery (15/01/13 - 07/02/13).
A group exhibition that builds on the central themes of the project will run at the Institute of Contemporary Arts from 26 June to 21 July 2013, as one of the highlights of the next Shubbak festival. The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Heald with support from Mirna Bamieh who both undertook residencies as part of the project.
The exhibition at the ICA is also supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.