Video study for Yael Bartana’s forthcoming installation Tashlikh (Cast off). From “Conditions of Political Choreography.”

Tel Aviv

“Conditions of Political Choreography”

The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)
2a Tsadok Hacohen St. (Corner of Kalisher) The Rachel & Israel Pollak Gallery
November 17, 2016–January 7, 2017

Curated by Marius Babias, Sergio Edelsztein, Sophie Goltz, and Chen Tamir

Mining the current intensification of nationalism in Germany and Israel, this collaboration between Tel Aviv’s CCA and the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein explores the political and formal limits of belonging, artistic disciplines, and imposed structures through performative interventions. Each iteration of this show will include an arena (built by architect Markus Miessen for the CCA and by artist Ohad Meromi for the NBK) delineating the spatial parameters in which a multigenerational cast of artists, theorists, dancers, and directors will produce new works—and investigate the contemporary occupation, inhabitation, and colonization of space and subjectivity. As much of the world regresses into frighteningly reactionary and essentialized models of identity, this is a worthy attempt to offer complex demonstrations of “working through” power relations. Can we move beyond the binational narratives of “victim” and “victimizer” by questioning the physical limits and aesthetic constraints of collaboration? Travels to the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, June 3–July 30, 2017.