50+ refers to the stated aim of Riwaq to engage with fifty villages throughout Palestine. The village setting is thus inscribed within the Riwaq Biennale’s very mandate. Rather than serving as mere arenas or objects of intervention, the villages function as spaces that proactively test and redefine artistic and political possibilities, helping to reimagine them from a context far removed from familiar city surroundings. Having reached its fifth edition, the Riwaq Biennale is slowly building on a growing working relationship with the village communities in Deir Ghassaneh, Dhahiriyyeh, Jaba’, Birzeit, Ebwein, Rantis, Beit Eksa, Yatta among others.

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