Naomi Lev

Candy Shop

Viennacontemporary

October 2016 VIENNA

ON FRIDAY MORNING, everyone arrived utterly exhausted—yet somehow still intact. “In Vienna we live as people aspire to: We drink mineral water from tap, we swim in drinking-water-quality lakes, and we don’t have to talk about organic, because… READ ON

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“The Kids Want Communism”

Museums of Bat Yam (MobY)

September 2016

This yearlong three-part show offers an alternative for future generations—its thesis bluntly states that communism is alive and kicking and that it is the solution for contemporary universal matters. Focusing on past events as well as present… READ ON

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Dor Guez

James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center

April 2016

Created by Dor Guez in 2009, “The Christian Palestinian Archive” invites the titular community to scan their family photographs, in an attempt to trace their histories and journeys. As part of this project, fourteen black-and-white photos … READ ON

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Roee Rosen

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

April 2016

Roee Rosen has adopted alter egos and created fictional biographies throughout his thirty-year career. His retrospective “Group Exhibition” presents drawings, paintings, text, and film authored by his different personas. The works are filled… READ ON

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Lior Shvil

Lior Shvil discusses his solo show in New York and performances for Performa 15

November 2015

“PROTOCOLS,” Lior Shvil’s exhibition in New York, features a large-scale installation inspired by military counterinsurgency training courses as well as two performances. As part of by Performa 15, events will be held on November 14 and … READ ON

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Maayan Amir and Ruti Sela

The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)

September 2015

In 2009, Israeli artists Maayan Amir and Ruti Sela initiated their collaborative “Exterritory Project,” which projected works by Middle Eastern artists onto the sails of boats located in exterritorial waters just outside of Israel. The duo’s… READ ON

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Roi Kuper

Israel Museum

May 2015

In April 2014, Israeli artist Roi Kuper began working on a series of panoramic photographs intending to capture the city of Gaza from the direction of the four winds. Shot from six different locations, including Kibbutzes surrounding the Gaza… READ ON

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Rokni Haerizadeh

Rokni Haerizadeh speaks about his work at the New Museum

August 2014

Works by the Iranian-born, UAE-based artist Rokni Haerizadeh, including paintings from the series “Subversive Salami in a Ragged Briefcase” and the animated video Letter! (both 2014), are currently on view at the New Museum as part of “Here… READ ON

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Jumana Manna

Sculpture Center

May 2014

Replicas of ancient rocks that resemble traditional Jerusalemite housing bricks are spread on the floor as one enters Jumana Manna’s first institutional solo show in New York. Inside, a twenty-one-minute film titled Blessed Blessed Oblivion,… READ ON

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Dani Gal

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

April 2014

Dani Gal’s long-term fascination with historical memory is the basis for two of his films currently on view at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. In them, Gal raises questions regarding personal and collective memory and the changing relationships… READ ON

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