Picasso in Palestine
by Rashid Masharawi, Palestine 2012, 52'
CAMERA: Orabi Sawalmeh, Mohammed Kilani, Ron Eijkman   PRODUCED WITH THE SUPPORT OF: Mondriaan Foundation
SOUND: Ashraf al Mashni, Muhannad Metwally   PRODUCER: Said Murad
EDITING: Mohammed Naji    
MUSIC: Said Murad    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2012

Artist Khaled Hourani spent two years completing his project to exhibit a work by Pablo Picasso in Ramallah for the first time in history. The film – presented at Documenta 13 (Kassel 2012) and an integral part of the project – tells the story of the journey taken by the painting Buste de Femme (1943), from the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven to the spaces of the International Academy of Art Palestine and back, passing through the many bureaucratic complications and logistical difficulties faced by the show’s organizers. The show was inaugurated before the public in June 2011. The final conversation between
Hourani, philosopher Slavoj Žižek and the Van Abbemuseum’s curator, Remco de Blaaij, involves the event and the multiple reflections it elicits.

Rashid Masharawi

Born 1962, Gaza. Filmmaker and founder of the Cinema Production Center, Ramallah, Palestine.

Selected Filmography
2008 Laila’s birthday; 2009 Hawra’ Baghdad; 2011 Aman homeland and city


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