Mother Economy, Maya Zack 



Moroccan Jewish Wedding, Tamir Zadok 



Evaders, Ori Gersht 


Confirmed artists:

Yael Bartana
Guy Ben-Ner
Ori Gersht
Sigalit Landau
Nira Pereg
Michal Rovner 
Maya Zack
Tamir Zadok
Yehudit Sasportas
Dani Gal
(Due to censors in China, this show has been cancelled. 此展因故取消。)

No Man's Land
- Group show of Israeli Video Artists
无人之地 - 以色列录像艺术群展

Times Museum, Guangzhou, China  
广州时代美术馆


Curators 策展人:
Xiaohui Guo 郭小晖
Marie Shek
 


No Man’s Land was proposed to open in September 2018 at Time’s Museum in Guangzhou. The exhibition proposed to showcase works by renowned Israeli video artists whose practices are largely focused on the complex geo-political circumstances of their homeland, as well as its extended cultural and social phenomena.
展览“无人之地”原定于2018年九月在广州时代美术馆开幕。计划展出多位知名以色列录像艺术家的作品。这些艺术家的创作大多以以色列(或犹太文化)复杂的历史及地缘政治特点为核心,展开他们对于文化和社会现象的探寻、讨论。


CONCEPT

In geo-military terms, No man’s land refers to the disputed area separating between two enemy countries during and after the war. The works in this show attempt to explore this dark and complex sense of reality that exists between spaces. In response to themes such as recklessness, abandonment or loss of control, the artists seek to reveal hidden depths of irresolvable and forbidden territories. By positioning themselves in this intermediate space,they examine the tension between the invisible and indistinct, the concealed and revealed, the internal and external, permission and prohibition. Thus we are confronting a borderline between art and reality, presented in a state of opposites: the collective historical memory and the personal memory.


The artists’ socio-political awareness resulted in their involvement, which may have led them to challenge the boundaries of their subjects while being exposed to some extreme danger. The themes presented intheir works are paradoxical situations which all lead to a third state - a vulnerable twilight zone; a cognitive state that begins with a dream or fantasy and ends with a profound self-criticism.

















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