As of May 25, 2014, the Israeli artists participating in the exhibit have withdrawn from the show. All participating artists, and those that withdrew are against racism, against occupation, and in support of self-determination for Palestinians and all people.
For “Borders, Walls & Citizenship,” a project of SITES OF PASSAGE, artists respond to issues and experiences surrounding three words—borders, walls and citizenship. Eight artists from Palestine and the USA have shared perspectives and ideas, both virtually and tangibly. In the process, they have arrived at new understandings of structures and conditions that make citizenship possible or impossible in lands occupied or liberated, divided or unified, here and abroad. The fact that ongoing political conditions do not allow Palestinian and Israeli artists to work together within cultural contexts without misinterpretation and recrimination is regrettable but understandable. This show was never intended to be about normalization (which is the process of accepting an untenable situation as normal); this show is not and cannot be about normalization.