NEW ART EXCHANGE JOIN THE GOOGLE CULTURAL INSTITUTE

1 February 2013

New Art Exchange (NAE) has become a partner of the Google Cultural Institute, joining a list of prestigious galleries and museums including; Anne Frank House, LIFE photo collection, Smithsonian Institution and the Nelson Mandela Centre.

Chief Executive of NAE, Skinder Hundal, said the organisation was honoured to join such a prestigious group, and was looking forward to contributing to the Google Cultural Institute's motto of helping 'preserve and promote culture online'.

"NAE always strive to think and deliver the new, and telling stories that champion, embrace and engender cultural diversity on a digital platform for the whole world to see does exactly that," he said.

The first digital story produced for the Google Cultural Institute by New Art Exchange draws on work from a previous NAE exhibition, Realism in Rawiya. Specifically, it focuses on the story of the Speed Sisters, the first all-female auto-racing team from Palestine. Composed of six women, the Speed Sisters represent the diversity of what Palestine has become with racers hailing from the fragmented corners of the West Bank and shows the differences in lifestyle determined by the varied economic opportunities of cities divided by checkpoints, settlements, walls, and different ID cards.

The story of the Speed Sisters is told by New Art Exchange on the digital platform by using the work of photographer and Rawiya member, Tanya Habjouqa, as well as clips from Speed Sisters, a documentary by film-maker Amber Fares.

To view the Speed Sisters digital story, click here.

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