Visions of Place
Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art
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Info About the Exhibit
Israel offers a unique opportunity for a major exhibition of contemporary art and extensive, related programming, providing a series of lenses through which to view and to better understand the complexities of the country. Geography, in its physical, personal, religious, intellectual, political, existential, historical, economic and other manifestations, is an inescapable part of Israeli life, its psyche and art, and issues in relation to geography in this broad sense are some of the most pressing ones in the contemporary world. This exhibition includes the work of contemporary artists, all Israeli citizens, who deal with this central aspect of Israeli art in ways that speak to these vital concerns from a variety of diverse perspectives. Although focused specifically on Israel, the issues raised by the exhibition have wide interest and applicability in the broader contemporary world, and many of the artists in the exhibition exhibit their work internationally. The exhibition demonstrates the richness, complexity and diversity of perspectives in contemporary Israeli art, and by extension, Israeli society. It provides a rich artistic experience and can catalyze a broader, more open dialogue relating to the important issues raised by Israel’s contemporary artists.