Annenstrasse 53,

Politics of (Un)learning
Films for a Free Palestine—Sequence III
Exhibition, screenings, and discussions

Annenstrasse 53,

Annenstrasse 53, is an independent exhibition space that exposes (un)learning processes. By dislocating teaching and research from the university (IZK, TU Graz), students, artists, architects, theorists, and practitioners actively work toward a praxis that engages in non-normative critique, unravelling standardized and oppressive structures that emerged with colonialism, Eurocentrism and Americentrism, forced acculturation, fascism, and capitalism. In light of this, Annenstrasse 53, conceptualizes and practices exhibiting as a continuous, open-ended process, where cross-reading generates novel thoughts and debates, as something that is thought beyond temporal and spatial closure. Within this flux we position research as an investigative, transformative process for all involved.

Artists: Das Gesellschaftliche Ding. Kunst, Architektur und Öffentlichkeit, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Daniella Shreir (Another Gaze / Another Screen), and students of the IZK – Institute for Contemporary Art, TU Graz

Films for a Free Palestine is selected by Daniella Shreir. Shreir first programmed For a Free Palestine: Films by Palestinian Women for Another Screen (Another Gaze journal’s  streaming platform) during May–June 2021.


23.9. 18:30: Screening
Layaly Badr, The Road to Palestine (1985, 7′)
Razan AlSalah, Your Father Was Born A 100 Years Old, And So Was The Nakba (2017, 7′)
Mahasen Nasser-Eldin, The Silent Protest: Jerusalem 1929 (2019, 20′)

30.9., 18:30: Screening
Rosalind Nashashibi, Dahiet Al Bareed, District of the Post Office (2002, 7′), Hreash House (2004, 20’), and Electrical Gaza (2015, 17′)

5.10., 17:45: Screening
Basma Alsharif, We Began By Measuring Distance (2009, 19′), Home Movies Gaza (2013, 25′)
Jumana Manna, Blessed Blessed Oblivion (2010, 21′) and A Sketch of Manners (2013, 12′)
19:30 Discussion
Films for a Free Palestine: Basma Alsharif, Jumana Manna, and Even Its Name

7.10. 18:30: Screening
Shuruq Harb, The White Elephant (2018, 12′)
Basma Alsharif, Farther Than The Eye Can See (2012, 13′) and O, Persecuted (2014, 12′)

14.10., 18:30: Screening
Larissa Sansour, A Space Exodus (2009, 5′) and Nation Estate (2012, 9′)
Mona Benyamin, Moonscape (2020, 17′)

23.9., 30.9., 7.10., 14.10., 18:30
5.10., 17:45


Annenstrasse 53,
Annenstrasse 53, 8020 Graz

Opening times by appointment via annenstrasse53 [​at​]

Free admission

Annenstrasse 53, is run by Das Gesellschaftliche Ding. Kunst, Architektur und Öffentlichkeit and is part of the KUNSTRAUM STEIERMARK fellowship program of Land Steiermark. 

Supported by KUNSTRAUM STEIERMARK fellowship program of Land Steiermark; Land Steiermark, Abteilung 9 Kultur, Europa, Sport; the City of Graz, Kulturamt; and steirischer herbst ’21