Naomi Lev

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 … 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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“The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel”

Neuberger Museum of Art

November 2013

“The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel,” curated by Helaine Posner and Lilly Wei, investigates the notion of land and what writer Ory Dessau refers to in the exhibition catalogue as “the cracks of life in Israel.”… READ ON

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Masha Zusman

Inga Gallery of Contemporary Art

July 2013

Masha Zusman’s latest exhibition, “Nadir, the Opposite of Zenith,” presents nine paintings inspired by her encounter in Jerusalem with a Palestinian Orthodox woman covered in a black burka with only her eyes exposed. In a conversation… READ ON

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Dana Levy

Dana Levy talks about World Order

November 2012

New York–based Israeli artist Dana Levy is known for her poetic video and photographic works, which often investigate boundaries between the natural and man-made. Her first artist’s book, World Order, was published this month by the Center… READ ON

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Michael Rakowitz

Lombard Freid Projects

September 2012

Michael Rakowitz’s admiration for the Beatles began at the age of seven, on the day that John Lennon died, as he conveyed in The Breakup, 2010, a ten-part radio series originally broadcast on Amwaj Radio in Ramallah. Written and narrated … READ ON

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Roy Brand

Roy Brand discusses Yaffo 23

August 2012

Yaffo 23/Jerusalem is a center for research, production, and presentation of contemporary art and culture. Founded by the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, the nonprofit space is situated just above Jerusalem’s main post office, near the… READ ON

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Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency

The James Gallery of the CUNY Graduate Center

May 2012

For their debut exhibition in New York, Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency (DAAR) presents Common Assembly, 2011, an ongoing project by the Israeli-Palestinian collective (founded in 2007 by Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, and Eyal … READ ON

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