Between Here & Somewhere Else

A series of exhibitions of new work and events by Helen de Main and Maj Hasager

Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, 12 November 2010 - 16 Januaray 2011

Palestinian Art Court - al Hoash, Jerusalem: 22 April - 13 May 2010

al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem: 21 May - 16 June 2010

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah: 10 - 24 June 2010

Photo: Anders Sune Berg

The exhibition Between Here and Somewhere Else came out of a number of periods spent by Danish artist Maj Hasager and British artist Helen de Main in Palestine and Israel over the past three years. During their joint travels they developed an ongoing relationship with the area, and are attempting through this exhibition to illustrate the current situation in the occupied territories, as seen from the perspective of an outsider.

Recognising the importance of oral, written and visual narrative traditions in the construction of a shared history, Hasager and de Main portray alternative interpretations of a place which, despite its geographical distance, seems familiar to us, as a result of its permanent presence in the media.

At Overgaden the exhibition was accompanied by an archive, a contextualised programme and the intercultural seminar Invitation to the Possible.

For the archive, British artist James McLardy has created a new sculptural artwork that uses a playful interrogation of form, function and public space to make available a collection of archival material in the gallery that consists of books and journals relating to Palestinian culture, history and the political situation.

Invitation to the Possible a multi-disciplinary and interactive series of discursive art events in response to the theme of interculturalism in Denmark. Over the course of its 4 week run, Invitation to the Possible has invited artists from the disciplines of music, literature, performing arts and visual arts to programme a series of events that will take place at Overgaden.

Silwan Hoard – Abasi Family




Bronze, MDF, paint, dimensions variable


One Month in Ramallah



Photo polymer etching on paper, 155 x 100cm


South to North, West from East and What Lies Between


South to North, West from East




Stainless steel, pencil and concrete, dimensions varialbe


What Lies Between


Stone, plastic and concrete, 50 x 50 x 120cm


Push Me, Pull Me







Aluminum and fabric, dimensions variable