Emily Jacir

Where We Come From (2001-2003)

Jacir, holder of an American passport, asked more than 30 Palestinians living both abroad and within the occupied territories: “If I could do anything for you, anywhere in Palestine, what would it be?” She collected responses and carried out tasks in an extended performance of wish fulfilment by proxy. The documented result was shown in New Yorkto great critical acclaim; “Where We Come From is [Jacirs] best so far. An art of cool Conceptual surfaces and ardent, intimate gestures, intensely political and beyond polemic, it adds up to one of the most moving gallery exhibitions I’ve encountered this season.”

The work was acquired by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,which added an extra text to Jacirs work.   Wikipedia Article

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