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Presentation of Jack Segbar's publication 'Inertia' as part of the Book Lovers project.
Inertia is an account of two visits to Palestine. The immediate cause of this subject was the Israeli attack on Gaza in January 2009, which was widely reported in the media and from which an emotional appeal emanated. The first visit partly was in the context of the 'Riwaq Biennale', the Palestinian art venue that is critically reviewed. The biennale as a model of artistic social criticism is closely connected to the promise of art as a co-designer of society. The central premise is to be present in this force field as artist as well as neutral audience, to be a distanced part of a cultural exercise such as a biennale and comment on it from within.