According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the expression “no man’s land” dates back to 1320. Originally spelled “nonesmanneslond,” the term was used to describe a disputed territory. However, curator Marie Shek, in giving this name to a new exhibition that opened Saturday at the Jerusalem Artists’ House, is alluding more to the twilight zone in everyday life.

She got the idea for “No Man’s Land” from a previous show she curated at the Kayma Gallery in Jaffa, which was called “Muezzin.”


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