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Guy Mannes-Abbott - In Ramallah, Running: A Reading Performance

Paul Noble 'Family is Infinity [or, Hard Labour]' (2010)
Image courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery

Guy Mannes-Abbott - In Ramallah, Running: A Reading Performance

Event dates

Thursday, 6 March, 2014


3 April 2014 - 10:45am

Event times

5pm - 6pm
Guy Mannes-Abbott is a writer, essayist and critic who lives and works in London. Mannes-Abbott will read from his recent highly-acclaimed book In Ramallah, Running accompanied by a projection of related photographs and artworks  
made in response to his writing. This will be followed by a Q&A with Melbourne-based Sary Zananiri, a Palestinian-Australian artist and writer.
In Ramallah, Running represents Guy Mannes-Abbott's uniquely personal encounter with Palestine, interweaving
short, highly condensed texts with longer, exploratory essays at the place. International artists and prominent writers
have responded to the texts with newly commissioned works.
The principal text is a series in 14 parts, alternating running within the limits of the city and walking out from it to,
along, beyond and off limits, discovering how insidiously mobile those limits are under Occupation. With singular
style and compelling force, Mannes-Abbott generates a very special intimacy with a rarely seen or experienced
Palestine; the actual place itself, the people in their place.


Galleries UNSW (Courtyard Gallery)