Annotated by
Matteo Lucchetti

Permanent Temporariness


Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti


Art and Theory Publishing



Through the use of a glossary, the Italian-Palestinian collective looks back on almost twenty years of artistic practice aimed at decolonising the gaze through which we look at the world. Fourteen concepts, including hospitality, participation, profanation, heritage and decolonisation itself, go under scrutiny through texts penned by the artists as well as Charles Esche, Okwui Enwezor and Eyal Weizman, while revealing themselves as be stepping stones in the evolution of their work. ML

"The right of return is thus the quintessential aspect of decolonization. The right of return is the right to the urban, to a condition of heterogeneity and multiplicity that may already distinguish the sites of origin. The right of return is the right to mobility, to move freely across the region and to live in more than one space at once."