Conference: Panel Eyal Sivan/Ilan Pappé on their exhibition “Towards a Common archive”
Towards a Common Archive offers a glimpse into a much broader project for creating an archive cross-referencing testimonies by Palestinian refugees, on the one hand, and soldiers and commanders involved in 1947-49 in expelling and uprooting 700,000 Palestinian refugees in order to establish a Jewish State.
IN THE FRAMEWORK PALESTINE WITH LOVE
09/06 – 15:00
Galerie de la Reine 26
One Session : 8€ (Standard, Online), 6€ (réduit), Art 27
Pass : 25€
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Eyal Sivan is a photographer and theoretician born in 1964 in Haifa, Israel; raised in Jerusalem; and based in Paris. As a teenager, Sivan abandoned formal education to dedicate himself to his hobbies, which were photography and political activism. After working as a professional commercial photographer in Tel Aviv, he left Israel in 1985 and settled in Paris. He now splits his time between Europe and Israel. Known for his controversial films, Sivan has produced and directed more than a dozen political documentaries. Common State (2012), Jaffa (2009) and Route 181 (2003) won awards at various festivals. Sivan’s films are regularly exhibited in art exhibitions including Documenta, Manifesta and ICP New York. His work touches on such themes as the representation of political crime; the political use of memory; the ethics of documentary filmmaking; and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.He is the founder and artistic director of the Paris-based documentary film company Momento ! and of the film distribution agency Scalpel. He created South Cinema Notebooks, a journal of cinema criticism published by the Sapir Academic College in Ashkelon.
Ilan Pappé, whose PhD is from the University of Oxford, is professor of history at the University of Exeter in the UK, and co-director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies. Until 2007, he was a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Haifa.
Pappe, a Jewish Israeli, born to a German Jewish family in Haifa in 1954, has been described by the Palestinian Salman Abu-Sitta (a prominent writer on the Palestinian right of return) as “an honourable academic with integrity and conscience”. He is one of the Israeli “new historians”, a group of historians who are so-called because their writings, based on access to material recently released by the British and Israeli archives, has started to undermine myths about the foundation and early years of the Israeli state, myths that were promoted by an earlier generation of Israeli historians who were more concerned about building up the self-image of the new state than in historical accuracy.