Between States addresses relationships between aesthetics and politics through the exploration of different locations and political conditions. The book focuses on the complex geography of Israel/ Palestine, where borders and the nature of political statehood remain unresolved. The title Between States refers to the unfinished political nature of this area, while also describing the condition of in-between-ness defined by the book itself as it shifts from artistic concerns to more explicitly political subjects. This in-between-ness also relates to the complex spatial relationships between the UK, Israel, and the West Bank that were involved in the development of the dialogue between the two authors.
Simon Faulkner teaches Art History and Visual Culture at the Manchester Metropolitan University. His current research is on relationships between visual culture and the Israeli occupation. David Reeb is an artist who lives and works in Tel Aviv. He has had solo exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Stadtische Kunsthalle in Dusseldorf, and the Haifa Museum of Art as well as exhibiting at Documenta X in 1997 and the Berlin Biennale in 2012.