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UCR/CMP’s Current Exhibition Featured on "Talk of the City"

Exhibit is on Palestinian and Israeli Artists

(April 10, 2003)

Kitty Felde, host of

Kitty Felde, host of "Talk of the City" on KPCC, 89.9 FM.

Riverside, Calif. — For the second time this year the University of California, Riverside, will be featured on KPCC's popular "Talk of the City" with Kitty Felde. After visiting the campus this past February the show’s editor became interested in UCR/California Museum of Photography’s current exhibition "ONE GROUND 4 Palestinian & 4 Israeli Filmmakers." The exhibition, which will run through June 15, 2003, gathers the works of eight exceptional contemporary Israeli and Palestinian artists living in New York, London, Paris, Palestine and Israel.

On Friday, April 11, 2003, from 2 to 2:30 p.m., Talk of the City will feature a conversation with the exhibition’s curator, Mitra Abbaspour, Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi, and Palestinian filmmaker Emily Jacir. They will discuss the exhibition, the inspiration and purpose behind their work, their perspectives on the situation in the region of Israel/Palestine, and the relevance and importance of art as a forum for dialogue.

You will be able to hear the discussion live from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on KPCC radio, 89.9 FM, or on the web at http://www.kpcc.org/ , click on “Listen Live” link.

Featuring the films of: AVI MOGRABI, B.Z. GOLDBERG, ELIA SULEIMAN, EMILY JACIR, MICHAL ROVNER, MONA HATOUM, ORI GERSHT, & RASHID MASHARAWI, ONE GROUND differentiates itself from other exhibitions concerning the Middle East, shifting the focus from social documentary footage that depicts the literal events of political conflict to the presentation of metaphorical works that address the more conceptual and universal issues of exile, loss, belonging, identity, and home. To learn more about the exhibition see the museum’s web site at: www.cmp.ucr.edu/oneground.

Talk of the City is a live 90-minute talk show airing weekdays at 1 p.m. and rebroadcast at 9 p.m. Hosted by award-winning KPCC journalist Kitty Felde, the program is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture.

Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Henry W. Coil Jr., ESRI, Hitachi America Ltd., S. Sue Johnson, Arthur and Peggy Littleworth, and Art Schindele/Troxell Communications.


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