Dor Guez “Christian Palestinian Archive”

CUNY Graduate Center

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Artist Dor Guez founded the Christian Palestinian Archive (CPA) in 2009 after he discovered a suitcase under his grandparents’ bed filled with old photographs.​ Today, much more than a family album, the CPA contains thousands of images from Christian Palestinians across the world. At the James Gallery, Guez presents the origins of the archive: the story of his grandmother, Samira Monayer. Her life is mediated through a series of videos and digitally manipulated archival materials the artist calls “scanograms.”

Through installations that combine diverse practices in video and photography, Guez asks how contemporary art can narrate unwritten histories and re-contextualize visual and written documents. Guez’s work has been the subject of over twenty-five solo exhibitions, including in 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, CCA Tel Aviv, and the ICA London. He is Head of the Photography Department at the Bezalel School of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

Christian Palestinian Archive: A Project by Dor Guez is curated by Chelsea Haines, Presidential Research Fellow, The Center for the Humanities.



from April 07, 2016 to June 04, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-04-07 from 18:00 to 20:00


Dor Guez

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