On this page you can view exhibits held at Zochrot's exhibition space; exhibits held at other sites; and visual protests, whose exhibition space is the street.
Zochrot's Gallery was born out of the need not only to speak about the Nakba, but also to create a setting. We sought a space to think about the Nakba as an ongoing event that constitutes relations between Jews and Palestinians that live here and now. In many ways, the Nakba is also the destruction of the culture that existed here until 1948 and the oppression of the culture that tried to continue to exist afterward. Creativity, too, is an act of opposition.
The Gallery is a stage on which we can re-think 1948 as a moment during which different possibilities existed at the same time. By tracing these various paths we can learn something about the different possibilities that might exist today. In this way, it might be more accurate to think of the Gallery as a laboratory that examines relationships between the word and the image, the language of the discipline. Creators and observers try out different possibilities for relations between the Nakba, the memories of 1948 and the identities that are assembled and disassembled in their wake.
Communiqués regarding the gallery can be sent to Aviv Gros-Allon: firstname.lastname@example.org