Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor.


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Qalandiya International 2016

Inas Halabi, Mnemosyne, 2016. Video installation. Courtesy the artist.

Inas Halabi, Mnemosyne, 2016. Video installation. Courtesy the artist.

...[T]he most compelling achievement of Qalandiya International has been to bring together sixteen cultural Palestinian and foreign organizations to collaborate over borders that the partners often cannot themselves cross. The results were of mixed quality, but the sheer inclusiveness of the project spoke to a new ethos against the tired biennial model—so far gone as it is to the stale trope of franchise contemporary art.

Glorious and Wasted

A Banner Year: The Culture War Must Be Won