A group show of contemporary Israeli art:
Curators: Martin Rosenberg, PhD, Professor, Rutgers University, Camden and J. Susan Isaacs, PhD, Professor, Towson University.
This exhibition will include the work of contemporary artists, all Israeli citizens, who deal with this central aspect of Israeli art in ways that speak to these vital concerns from a variety of diverse perspectives. Although focused specifically on Israel, the issues raised by the exhibition have wide interest and applicability in the broader contemporary world, and many of the artists in the exhibition exhibit their work internationally. At a time when Israel is often viewed in narrow, limited and biased ways in the media and in public discourse, an exhibition demonstrating the richness, complexity and diversity of perspectives in contemporary Israeli art, and by extension, Israeli society, is particularly timely and can provide a rich artistic experience, while also catalyzing a broader, more open dialogue relating to the important issues raised by Israel’s contemporary artists.
Artists include: David Adika (Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv), Tal Amitai-Lavi (Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv), Andi Arnovitz , Anisa Ashkar (N. and N. Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv), Asad Azi (N. and N. Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv), Oded Balilty (The Associated Press and N. and N. Aman Gallery), Yael Bartana (Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv), Guy Ben-Ner (Sommer Gallery), Rina Castelinuova, Zoya Cherkassky (Rosenthal Gallery, Tel Aviv),Toby Cohen (Engle Gallery, Tel Aviv), Natan Divir (Anastasia Photo Gallery, NYC), Dor Guez (Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv), Gilad Efrat, Nir Evron (Chelouche Gallery) , Dorit Feldman, Uri Gershuni (Chelouche Gallery), Michael Halak (Noga Gallery), Gaston Zvi Ickowicz (Hezi Cohen Gallery), Hila Karabelnikov (Braverman Gallery), Miki Kratsman (Chelouche Gallery), Shai Kremer (Julie Saul Gallery, NYC), Sigalit Landau, Ariane Littman, Orna Lutski, Orly Maiberg (Noga Gallery), Haim Maor, Adi Nes (Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv and the Jack Schainman Gallery, NYC), Maya Muchawsky Parnas, Sigal Primor (Chelouche Gallery), Orit Raff (Noga Gallery and Julie Saul Gallery), Naomi Safran-Hon (Slag Gallery, NYC), Tal Shochat (Rosenthal Gallery), Efrat Shvily (Sommer Gallery), Pavel Wolberg (Dvir Gallery), and Tamir Zadok (Rosenthal Gallery).
The exhibition (of approximately 49 works by 36 artists) will be accompanied by a 100-page exhibition catalog, (essays by J. Susan Isaacs, Martin Rosenberg, Ruth Direktor, Cyril Reade, and Daniel Belasco). There will be a website for the exhibition with podcasts and a blog. Other programing will include an Israeli film festival, musical events, lectures, family workshops, and visiting artists. As varied in media and style as it is in content, the exhibition includes video, photography, sculpture, and painting.
Jill Horner speaks with Dr. Martin Rosenberg, Professor of Art History at Rutgers, about Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art Exhibition: