The artist duo Basel Abbas (Cyprus, 1983) and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (United States, 1983) grew up in Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the West Bank. Their work addresses the permanent political and social turmoil in their homeland. Using video, texts, archive material, objects, song and performance, they create poignant, multi-sensory installations. Specifically for the exhibition The Fortified City, they made a new video installation consisting of various layers that lets the visitor feel how walls and borders drastically affect a country, a people, and the individual psyche.

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The Annex is dedicated to contemporary art. Permanently located in the last hall of De Stallen gallery space, this space is offered to contemporary artists as a platform on which they present their own perspective on the theme of the exhibition displayed in the previous halls.

This presentation is sponsored by Ammodo – Foundation for Art and Science.