Following in a series of exhibitions such as >BLOOD & HONEY Future`s in the Balkans< (curated by Harald Szeemann) or >Mexican Modernism<, this year’s presentation will feature a compelling selection of works by Israeli and Palestinian artists.
This exhibition gives an interesting and rare possibility to discuss different artistic practices from a conflicted area. Many people in Europe look at the situation in the Middle East in a simplified and dichotomous way. Filtered mainly by news coverage, much of the complexity disappears. Both Israeli and Palestinian societies contain a range of people, cultures and positions with rich and intertwined histories. However, these varied voices mostly disappear under immediate and easy-to-digest representations.
This exhibition tries to bring just a few of these voices, which overlap and sometimes contradict the more common and clearer positions usually heard.
The show includes 22 artists and different projects, some of the art works are shown for the first time.
Tal Adler, Shalom Amira, Anisa Ashkar, Asad Azi, Raed Bawayah, Eyal Ben-Dov, Zoya Cherkassky und Avdey Ter-Oganian, Ronen Eidelman, Shula Keshet, Jumana Manna, Parrhesia, rites-institute, Yoav Weiss, Osama Zatar, Manar Zuabi, Masha Zusman
Tal Adler & Bedouin representatives: „unrecognized”
Shula Keshet & „Achoti“ ( “sister”): „Beehive and Archive”
Jumana Manna: „Song of Ascents”
Parrhesia & Zochrot („remembering”): „Through Language”
Fri, 16.05.2008 – Sun, 26.10.2008
The display of the exhibition aligns itself with what has become the museum’s established tradition of showcasing one region per year that is beyond the ambit of general artistic awareness. This year’s presentation will feature a compelling selection of works by Israeli and Palestinian artists.
Curators Tour (Friedemann Derschmidt and Karin Schneider) in the Exhibition 19. October 2008