Viewing Palestine 2011
Seminar om Palestina i internasjonalt kultursamarbeid
The seminar wishes to highlight the necessity and value of international cultural cooperation – visualise and bring forward the expectations and issues of Palestinian arts and culture in international cooperation; from a Palestinian point of view – and share experiences between Palestinian and Norwegian partners.
Relevant issues/questions are:
o Palestinian arts and culture in international artistic and cultural cooperation – how can it promote the development of new Palestinian arts?
o How to bridge generations of artists; both in Palestine and internationally – to stimulate young and new voices in the art production?
o What are the expectations and conditions of Palestinian artistic and cultural resources regarding future cultural cooperation with Norway?
Moderator: Gunvor Mejdell (professor in Arabic language and culture at University of Oslo)
Seminar language: English (simultaneous interpretation Arabic <–> English)
Diane Oatley will write a report from the seminar.
12.00 Opening speech by Erik Fosnes Hansen; Norway Arts Council
12.20 Welcome by the moderator
12.40 Keynote by Her Excellency the Palestinian minister of culture ms. Siham Barghouthi
13.10 George Ghattas (Sabreen Association for Artistic Development, Jerusalem-Ramallah-Betlehem) together with Kjell Thoreby (Rikskonsertene, Norway) Building inspiration and competence – Music cooperation Sabreen/Rikskonsertene
13.30 Khaled Hourani (International Academy of Arts Palestine, Ramallah) Picasso in the Palestine project and The International Academy of Art Ramallah in International Cultural Cooperation
14.50 Hayyan Jubeh (Broadcasting journalist, BBC, and theatre director, actor, playwright and filmmaker) Prospects of Cooperation in Filmmaking – In search for the right route
15.10 Cecilie Willoch – Head of cultural section, Ministry of foreign affairs
15.30 Renad Qubbaj (Tamer Institute, Jerusalem) Between Clear Vision and International Cooperation
15.50 Susan Abulhawa (writer, USA)
16.10 Hania Bitar (The Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership And Rights Activation) Specialized Youth Media: Empowerment, Advocacy & beyond
16.30 Conversation between students from the Art Academies in Ramallah (IAAP) and Oslo (KHiO) Noor Abed, Ayed Arafah, Mari Opsahl, Ragna Bley
16.50 Oppsummering og avslutning.
Viewing Palestine 2011 er en stormønstring av palestinsk kunst og kultur i Oslo! De palestinske områdene og deres diaspora har mange dyktige artister og kunstnere og rike kunst- og kulturtradisjoner. Noen av de mest toneangivende kommer til Oslo 13.-16. september.