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.
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).”
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
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 websitethrough September 30, 2021.
“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.”
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’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.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.-Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announced a major gift from The Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids in order to establish the first Holocaust memorial in Grand Rapids, anchored by Ariel Schlesinger’s Ways to Say Goodbye. This gift is made possible by a donation from the Pestka Family in memory of their father Henry, the survivors who settled in Western Michigan and the millions of Jews who perished in the Holocaust.
“Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is highly honored and very pleased to receive this significant and meaningful gift to acquire Ariel Schlesinger’s monumental sculpture Ways to Say Goodbye,” said David Hooker, President & CEO of Meijer Gardens. “The sculpture will be installed in 2022 and dedicated in memory of Henry Pestka and the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. We are deeply grateful for this gift adding such an important work of art to our permanent collection. Our members and guests will forever benefit from this extraordinary gift which will serve to educate and promote peace.” continued Hooker.
Ways to Say Goodbye is a twenty-foot-tall aluminum cast of a fig tree that has shards of glass inserted among the branches. It is an exceptional work of contemporary sculpture dealing with themes of profound loss and grief and will serve to memorialize the millions of people who perished in the Holocaust and the Holocaust survivors of Western Michigan.