Two projects celebrating the rebirth of Ein Hawd, an unrecognised Palestinian village in Israel
A project comissioned by the Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory for the village of Ein Hawd
Curator Maurizio Bortolotti
Assistant Curator Noga Inbar
Nico Dockx and Helena Sideropoulos
Tomas Saraceno Alberto Pesavento and Museo Aerosolar
The people of Ein Hawd
The Foundation for Achieving Seamless TerritoryFollowing the four-year project, One Land Two Systems, which created a new masterplan for (and with) the unrecognised Palestinian village of Ein Hawd, FAST announces the culmination of the process in two new celebratory initiatives.
ONE LAND (28. 8.2008 - 6.09.2008) will celebrate the rebirth of Ein Hawd through its new masterplan by unveiling the community’s first ever public building: the Golden Heart Pavilion, an inflatable designed by FAST. A FAST market will explore a new sustainable economic foundation for the village, uniting agriculture, tourism, aesthetics and hospitaility. A landscape plan will provide for the restoration of the original Mediterranean landscape, and an exhibition will showcase Ein Hawd’s past and present a vision of the future.
Opening One Land 28.08.2008
PLATFORM PARADISE (1.09.2008 - 6.09.2008), an art show commissioned by FAST and curated by Maurizio Bortolotti assisted by Noga Inbar, will open from September 1st to 7th, and continue until November 1st. Invited artists and architects will address the village’s lack of public space (as an ‘un- official’ place) by interacting with the villagers to improve their living conditions and generate new kinds of common ground. “Platform Paradise is a democratic tool aimed at bringing art (projects) into a specific living space of a community. The lack of cultural institutions in Ein Hawd creates a new condition in which art is represented and used. In this experimental space a new kind of art projects will emerge” (Maurizio Bortolotti).
Opening Platform Paradise 6.09.2008
Over 20 external participants in the two projects will join the residents of Ein Hawd in a series of activities and master classes. Representing a variety of expertise and experience, they will include the Palestinian artist Sharif Waked and poet Salman Natur, plus international names like artist Dan Graham, architect Yona Friedman, and film-maker Ali Kazma. Malkit Shoshan, Director of FAST, says: “This project redefines the role of art, design and architecture. It generates flexible tools and new social, cultural and economical spaces aimed at improving the living conditions of a specific context and a specific community, that of Ein Hawd. At the same time, it creates a new model, a platform, of creative social and spatial interventions that goes beyond politics.”