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Karen Russo screening ‘Halls for Single Viewers’ at the Crown Cinema, Jerusalem

The Crown Cinema welcomes its viewers to attend screenings in the COVID-19 era, with three single-viewer screening halls: a momentary refuge of alternative, imagined, or documentary reality, a brief pause from a heady summer season in which the ruling crown is slipping and cracking, the streets of the city are filled with demonstrators, and the world is hanging in limbo and uncertainty. In days in which governmental institutions are collapsing and a pandemic is threatening the familiar paradigms of our existence, the Crown Cinema invites the viewer to to sink into the coolness of the theater and the comfort of its cushioned seats, and at the same time to cast a sober gaze at the reality of our lives; under the seductive cloak of the movie theater, 30 video works by local artists allow us to peer into the cracks – a powerful weapon in times of change. The spectator is invited to choose her/his own hall and screening program. The duration of each program is about one hour. Entrance according to availability. The exhibit was planned as part of the Intersections events at the Jerusalem International Film Festival Participating artists: Adi Kaplan & Shahar Carmel, Amir Yatziv Amitai Arnon & Ester Bires, Ariela Plotkin , Dan Robert Lahiani, Dorel gillerman & Agata wojcierwoska gillerman, Elham Rokni, Galia Galina Lyoloko, Guli Silberstein, Jonathan Doweck, Karen Russo, Leigh Orpaz, Maya Geller, Maya Zack, Naama Shohethet, Nir Evron, Nira Pereg, Shai Ratner, Shir Handelsman, Tal Shochat, Tali Keren, Tamar Shippony – תמר שפוני and Mili Ben Hayl, Thalia Hoffman, Tzion Abraham Hazan ,Sagit Mezamer, Samantha Adler De Oliveira, Yahav Ger, Yaron Attar, Yeshaiahu Rabinowitz, Yitzhak Mizrahi. 13 Aug at 15:00 – 27 Aug at 15:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/945615629183986/

Lawrence Weiner at Venet Foundation, Muy, France

This summer, Venet Fondation in Muy, France presents a new installation by artist Lawrence Weiner. The proposition of the American artist focuses on the outdoor spaces of the foundation, adapting to the global health situation. Designed especially for this place, the artist’s statement is written along the path of the long glass gallery. It is entierly visible from the outside and therefore becomes a key element of the sculpture garden.

Melik Ohanian at Galerie Chantal Crousel

Melik Ohanian is part of the new group show ‘DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION’ at Galerie Chantal Crousel opening on Saturday, June 27. With works by Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Abraham Cruzvillegas, David Douard, Mimosa Echard, Jean Luc Moulène, Gabriel Orozco, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Anri Sala, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Danh Vo, Haegue Yang. “[…] The mammoth hunters spectacularly occupy the cave wall and the mind, but what we actually did to stay alive and fat was gather seeds, roots, sprouts, shoots, leaves, nuts, berries, fruits, and grains, adding bugs and mollusks and netting or snaring birds, fish, rats, rabbits, and other tuskless small fry to up the protein. And we didn’t even work hard at it–much less hard than peasants slaving in somebody else’s field after agriculture was invented, much less hard than paid workers since civilization was invented. The average prehistoric person could make a nice living in about a fifteen-hour work week1. […]” — Ursula K. Le Guin June 27 — July 25, 2020.

Jonathan Monk at Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

Jonathan Monk is participating in the Group Show: A Means To An End at Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe alongside Franz Ackermann, Miriam Cahn, Anna Lea HuchtJamie Isenstein MeuserJohn Miller, Daniel Roth, Silke SchatzDavid Thorpe, Waldemar Zimbelmann, Jan Zöller from June 12 – July 24, 2020

Thomas Hirschhorn at Mudam Luxembourg

Thomas Hirschhorn’s installation ‘World Airport’ is on show at the group exhibition ‘Me, Family’ at Mudam Luxembourg. Inspired by the landmark exhibition ‘The Family of Man’ (1955), conceived by Edward Steichen, ‘Me, Family’ bears witness to the great questions of our age. The exhibition presents the work of contemporary artists who work across various media and disciplines, exploring the ways in which humanity seeks to express its diverse and coexistent histories as well as the issues of that society finds itself confronted with today. ‘Me, Family’ takes as its starting point a reality that is at once beautiful, dramatic and exhilarating, offering a journey through contemporary art, social networks, fashion, information technologies, advertising, sound, music and performance art. May 30 – September 06, 2020.

Lawrence Weiner at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

The group exhibition ‘WÄNDE | WALLS’ at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart shows art works by Lawrence Weiner. The exhibition engages with the artistic discourse concerning spatial borders from the late 1960s to the present day. The international loans reach out far beyond the obvious media of murals and wall drawings and also embrace performative, sculptural and installative approaches. While murals are realised in the interior of the Kunstmuseum, a cooperation exhibition with the StadtPalais – Museum für Stuttgart is devoted to graffiti art in the urban area of Stuttgart. May 16 – October 11, 2020.