WINDOWS FROM GAZA
Videoart Selection from
18 January – 8 February 2011
Only on VisualcontainerTV
VisualcontainerTV is glad to present and to support on the webTV “WINDOWS from GAZA”a
special videoart selection from Gaza’s strip artists.
Last June the gazans art organization “Windows from Gaza” has presented the first International videoart festival and The festival organizers has invited artists from all around the world to submit their entries. After receiving nearly 80 videos from 30 countries, a committee of five selected the top forty that will be shown at different locations across the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
The Windows of Gaza (WFG) for Contemporary Arts has organized this festival to open Gaza to
the outside world and give Gazans an opportunity to watch contemporary art.
In the same way VisualcontainerTV wants to support WFG’s Videoartwork in the worldwide
presenting a special selection about 6 videos curated by Shareef Sarhan.
Case search by Shareef Sarhan, 2010
Headache by Majed Shala, 2010
Zanaza by Shareef Sarhan, 2009
Al Salam Alukom by Basel El Maqousi, 2010
Ctrl+Alt+Delete by Majed Shala, 2009
NO by Basel El Maqousi, 2010
About Windows from Gaza for Contemporary Art
The space around us is limited, the ideas in us are unlimited. We came together to think about how we could break out from here and reach the outside; and how we could open small windows and breathe fresh air. In this restricted/cramped space – Gaza – we express ourselves in a cultural-bound artistic language, when we talk to others. A language, that is part of us. “Gaza” is rich in details, that we try to illustrate using new, descriptive colours.
A group of young artists, bound to a specific, geographic area, in which ideas converge. Deeply believing in collective co-operation, they try to develop together the creative aspects in the art movement. They are looking at the most recent contemporary art, that serves them to fully express their artistic abilities and put them into form. The ideas and reflections of the group come to a synthesis, that is brought to public attention by regularly holding meetings, exhibitions and workshops, in which both local and international artists participate. Each of them has taken part in numerous international events in support of their culture, their art concept, and their effort to interplay with others.
Basel El Maqousi
Shadi AL Zaqzouq
Palestine – Gaza