Within the framework of the CAMP’s forthcoming exhibition programme, State of Integration: Artistic analyses of the challenges of coexistence, curator Galit Eilat and artist-architect Sandi Hilal will present On Hostility and Hospitality. The exhibition examines the relation between hospitality and hostility and is based on Hilal’s art project The Hospitality Room: the right to be host and be hosted (2016–ongoing), created for an asylum center in Boden, Sweden.
The Hospitality Room refers to a room in Arab culture that is used only to receive guests and is therefore always ready. During her research among Syrian refugees, Hilal found that even in the smallest asylum center room, unexpected guests are welcomed. Hosting is a way to break the feeling of being a guest/unwanted/isolated and to connect one’s lost life in Syria with the new life in Sweden.
Click here for the project website.