The New York Times just did a great interview with Emily Jacir in which she discusses her upcoming solo exhibition at the Guggenheim. The exhibition will feature Material for a Film, Jacir’s installation piece re-creating the 1972 assassination of the Palestinian poet Wael Zuaiter.
In November, the Guggenheim bestowed Jacir with the $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize, one of the most influential international art awards. Previous winners have included Matthew Barney, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Pierre Huyghe. In 2007 Jacir won the prestigious Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award for artists under forty.
In October Jacir was part of Women & Their Work’s thirtieth-anniversary group exhibition The Activist Impulse, curated by Regine Basha. (If you missed that show, see it here.)