“Curating Globality/Producing Locality.”


“Compared to the lyrical approach of Kanwar, the commissioned installation of Fareed Armaly and Rashid Masharawi From/To (2002) follow a very different transdisiplinary methodology to engage with the multi-layered Palestinian experience since 1948. Starting out from the topography of a single stone—according to Armaly the stone represents the smallest unit of landscape and is the icon of resistance to occupation—it’s digitised, triangulated lines were translated as a map on the floor inside and outside the spaces allocated to this work in the Documenta-Halle. Armaly, a first-generation American of Palestinian and Lebanese origin, claims the experience of the topos of Palestine as non-fixed space emerges in diasporic ‘correspondences’ of roots and routes.”