Naama Tsabar in conversation with Leilani Lynch, Curator at The Bass Museum

The Bass’ virtual Small Talk series, which started during the pandemic, is still going strong. On Wednesday, it will host upcoming exhibiting artist Naama Tsabar. The Israeli-born, New York City-based artist has had solo exhibitions and performances presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Palais De Tokyo, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Joining Tsabar for the chat is Bass curator Leilani Lynch, with Tsabar’s solo exhibition, “Perimeters,” opening in November at the museum. 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 11; thebass.org. Admission is free with RSVP via thebass.org.

Mircea Cantor contributing to the 65th anniversary of Romania’s UNESCO membership

Dvir Gallery is happy to announce that Mircea Cantor has contributed to the postage stamps issue Romania, 65 years in the UNESCO. Danube Delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage, released on July 27. The postage stamps feature the fauna of the UNESCO World Heritage site Danube Delta. The issue comes with a perforated souvenir sheet whose illustrations, depicting in a modern graphic animals and plants from the Danube Delta, are made by the appreciated Romanian-born artist Mircea Cantor. It is for the first time when the artist collaborates in the development of a Romanian postage stamp issue. Mircea Cantor on the illustrations: “I wanted to reproduce, through the line of my drawing, the presence and richness of the biodiversity present in the Delta: in water (fish), on land (mammals) and in the air (birds). Basically, the trilogy of the defining elements of the Danube Delta: Water, Earth, Air.” The artist’s vision also reflects “the reference, also through drawing, to three other elements that complement those listed above, namely: the vegetable kingdom (water lily, reed), the animal kingdom (birds, fish) and the human environment (fishermen and human communities with traditions and lifestyle related to the Danube Delta area).”

Adel Abdessemed featured at Tel Aviv Museum of Art group show

Dvir Gallery is proud to announce that Adel Abdessemed is part of the HEY! DID YOU KNOW THAT ART DOES NOT EXIST. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection: From Dada to Now group exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Presentation of the exhibition: Over the past five decades, Sylvio Perlstein (raised in Rio de Janeiro, living between Belgium, France and the USA) has collected works by prominent 20th-century artists. This personal collection traces artists and trends that made the 20th century into an avant-garde, complex and experimental century. It includes Dada and Surrealist artists, abstract and conceptual art, minimalism, pop art, arte povera, contemporary art and more, as well as a uniquely extensive and outstanding collection of photography. The exhibition presents, for the first time in Israel, over one-hundred works from this rare collection, among them works that have become iconic and metonymic of the 20th century. Guest curator: David Rosenberg Curator: Noa Rosenberg Exhibition: 27.07.2021 – 8.01.2022 Exhibition opening: 27.07.2021

Screening of Dor Guez’s video ‘Samira’ on the Artis website

Artis invites you to view (Sa)Mira, a video work by artist Dor Guez, screening on the Artis website now through September 30, 2021. (Sa)Mira is a portrait of a young Palestinian woman named Samira, who recounts the discrimination she’s encountered in Jerusalem, which left her feeling humiliated and displaced within her birth country. In the video, the camera is directed at Samira, the artist’s cousin who is named after their grandmother. Samira sits relaxed on a soft couch, and gently prompted by Guez, portrays her innermost self through the subtle mannerisms of her body language. As the conversation between her and Guez unfolds, it reveals the hidden entanglements within everyday routines that come from being a Palestinian citizen in Israel. This screening is part of “Interregnum: between emergence and contamination,” an exhibition in the form of an online publication and film series that was developed by curator Patricia Margarita Hernández during her participation in the Artis Curatorial Residency Program in 2020. Every two weeks, a new film will be added to the online exhibition, which is viewable on the Artis website through September 30, 2021.

Dor Guez, group exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York

“Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine,” on view at the Jewish Museum through July 11, is an exhibition about the golden age of magazine publishing. Inspired by this exhibition and the power of photography today, the Museum invited artists and curators to select a photograph that changed their lives and transformed the way they look.
“Photography allows us to revisit history,” says Guez, “emphasizing the importance of archival photographs in uncovering stories that have not been told.”
Until 11.07.2021

Review of Yudith Levin’s show ‘This Painter Is the Purest Voice in Israeli Art’

Read the review in Haaretz by Ouzi Zur of Yudith Levin’s solo show at Dvir Gallery Tel Aviv ‘Really and Truly’, open until Saturday 10th of July, 2021. Yudith Levin is the purest and truest voice in Israeli art, and yet hers is a humble and self-questioning voice, never arrogant, vulnerable but powerful and, in her own way, brave – and all that is in addition to her rare skill in the plastic arts. Her voice is also very local (Levin lives and creates in Moshav Ein Vered, where she was born in 1949), and incomparably sensitive to the world around her, with all its flaws and beauty.

Latifa Echakhch and seeing things as if they’re vibrating. An interview with CFA

Latifa Echakhch’s latest interview with Haseeb Ahmed has been published on Conceptual Fine Arts. Latifa Echakhch on her upcoming pavilion at the Venice Biennale, her recent inclusion in the Swiss Institute board, and intimate artwork. Using personal anecdotes or objects to activate our own memories and dreams, Latifa Echakhch’s work transforms life into a suspended theatre set. Born in Morocco and based between Paris and Matigny in Switzerland, Echakhch consistently shows her work internationally. She is currently working towards a solo exhibition representing Switzerland at the 2022 Venice Biennale. Having first met at La Becque artist residency in Switzerland, Haseeb Ahmed and Latifa Echakhch have continued their dialogue during the past few years, notably during Echakhch’s exhibitions in Belgium at Dvir Gallery, Brussels and BPS22, Charleroi. The full interview is available here.