There's still time to see Micha Bar Am: Dividing Line - Photographs from the Yom Kippur War at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The exhibition, which marks the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, closes on December 7. Click here for more information about the show.
Sharon Ya'ari: Leap Toward Yourself, recently opened at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curated by Urs Stahl, this show features a comprehensive selection of Ya'ari's photographs and will be on view through April 26, 2014. Steidl and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art have co-published a book, also titled Sharon Ya'ari: Leap Toward Yourself, in conjunction with the show. Click here for more information about the exhibition and here to find out more about the book.
The International Center of Photography is featuring Micha-Bar on their blog, Fan in a Flashbulb. Click here to read the full post.
Micha Bar-Am and Pavel Wolberg are included in WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath opening on Friday, November 8th at the Brooklyn Museum.
This exhibition explores the experience of war with an unprecedented collection of 400 photographic prints, books, magazines, albums, and camera equipment, bringing together iconic and unknown images taken by members of the military, commercial portraitists, journalists, amateurs, artists, and numerous Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers.
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Huffington Post calls Ofri Cnaani's public installation in the meat packing district a "haunting reminder of the region's colorful past." Click here to read the full article and be sure to see the installation, projected nightly through November 24th, in Gansevort Plaza.
The November issue of Art in America has a fantastic profile of Ilit Azoulay. Click here to read the full interview with Suzanne Landau, Director & Chief Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Ofri Cnaani & Michal Chelbin are included in Quarantine, a group exhibition currently on view at the Hansen House Center for Design Media and Technology, Jerusalem. The Hansen House was originally built as a leprosy asylum and this exhibition pays homage to its former residents. Click here to read Haaretz' review of this show.
Ofri Cnaani's video installation Moon Guardians will be launching at Gansevort Plaza on Thursday, October 24. A collaboration with +More Art, this site-specific series of video haikus examines the historical and social context of the Meatpacking District. Ghost-like figures, directly emerging from the neighborhood's storied past, will be rear-projected on windows and storefronts facing the square, each gazing at the viewer and creating a bridge to the past. Click here for more details about this project.
In celebration of its 120th anniversary, the National Library of Israel (NLI) has launched its 12 Artists series, inviting 12 contemporary artists to create new work based on an archive from the NLI's collections. For Sfar, a site-specific projection for the library's entrance glass wall, Cnaani worked with the archive of the German-Jewish expressionist poet and artist, Else Lasker- Schüler. Using mirror-writing and rear projection, Sfar looks at Lasker-Schüler's work, ever-in-tension between imagination and reality, Europe and the Orient, German and Hebrew. Click here to read more about this project.
Andy Freeberg received a wonderful write up for his Guardians series in The Art Newspaper.
"In spontaneous and posed shots, he shows how the women had themselves turned into works of art, or “stepped out of the paintings”, as one visitor noted at the first Russian exhibition of “Guardians”, which recently launched at the State Museum of the History of St Petersburg (until 13 October). "
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The Boston Globe praises Angela Strassheim's Evidence series in their review of Reality Check, a group exhibition currently on view at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
"Usually, the trickier the concept, the farther-fetched the show — and the more dubious the art. That’s not the case here. The concept, photographs that look digitally altered but aren’t, is both intriguing and provocative. It turns upside down any number of assumptions that have become prevalent in looking at images. And the art is often spectacular....Strassheim, who worked for many years as a police forensic photographer, takes very long exposures of the interiors of houses where murders have been committed. She uses only ambient light. The results represent a noir beyond noir: grim, forbidding, foreboding."
Click here to read the full review and here to read more about the exhibition.
Angela Strassheim's Father & Son is included in Uncanny a group exhibition at the University of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries. As the press release states:
"All of the works in this exhibition create the sensation of something that is almost real, almost alive – but not quite. The uncanny lies in that narrow margin between what is real and what cannot be."
Click here to find out more about the exhibition.
We're back from Chicago - just in time to see the Angela Strassheim slide show on Modern Painters Daily. Click here to see all the images and be sure to stop by the gallery and see the photographs in person!
We are at Booth #522 at Expo Chicago this weekend! Click here to see who will be be exhibiting and stop by to say hello if you are at the fair!
Angela Strassheim: Story Telling is number 4 on New York Magazine's To Do list for September.
"Hygenic silent pictures of midwestern homes, grandmas in pastels, and a sort of American rendition of Courbet's L'Origine du monde make our blood run cold as we wonder whether these are staged - yet Strassheim never tips her hand."
Click here to read Haaretz Magazine's article about the recent stir they caused by posting Micha Bar-Am's West of the Suez Canal, October 1973 on Facebook.
Andy Freeberg's photographs of the retirement-aged women who guard the national treasures in Russia's great art museums are being included in St Petersburg city museum festival Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum. Click here to read more.
Tag Arts included Angela Strassheim: Story Telling as one of their Fall picks. Click here to read more.
Wall Street International has already featured our upcoming show Angela Strassheim: Story Telling! Click hereto read more.
Paris Photo highlights Angela Strassheim: Story Telling. Click here to read more.
Click here to see Broadway World's preview of Angela Strassheim: Story Telling
The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel is opening soon at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY. Including the work of both Barry Frydlender and Sharon Ya'ari this exhibition offers a look at Israel through the intellectually and emotionally invested eyes of its artists, revealing both a critical and loving commentary of a complicated land.
The exhibition will be on view from August 11 - December 1, 2013. Click here for more information.
Click here to see a slide show of Rina Castelnuovo's photographs that recently appeared in The New York Times.
Wall Street International features our summer show! Click here to read more.
The editors of Photo District News picked four photographs from our current show as Photos of the Day! Click here to read more.
The Jewish Week describes Perchance to Dream as "an interesting look at our alter-egos, our sleeping selves." Click here to read more.
The Wall Street Journal calls our group show selection "charming". Click here to read more.
The New Yorker's Photo Booth says our summer group show "offers a respite from the heat". Click here to read more.
Rina Castelnuovo's poignant and moving photo essay, Bereaved, was recently featured in The New York Times. Click here to see more.
Angela Strassheim's iconic Father and Son (seen at right) is included in The Kids Are Alright, an exhibition of photography and time-based media that reveals the "current notion of family" at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC. On view through August 18th.
War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath currently at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles includes works by Micha Bar-Am and Pavel Wolberg. The exhibition is comprised of over 150 images from 1887 through the present, and is on view through June 2nd.
Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it will also travel to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Museum.
(At right: Micha Bar-Am, The Return from Entebbe, Ben Gurion Airport II, 1976)
Vardi Kahana'sFields of Vision is on view at the Beit Yad Labanim Art Gallery in Ramat Hasharon, Israel. While doing volunteer work with a group that provides free medical treatment to needy populations, Vardi documented the work of doctors and created a powerful portrait series. Her photographs are on view through June 21st.
At right: Installation view at Beit Yad Labanim Gallery
Ilit Azoulay's Tree, For, Too, One takes the form of a public installation in the courtyard of Toronto's Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. If you're in the area, check it out! It will be on view through August 18th.
(Azoulay's installation pictured at right. Image credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.)
Click here to see William Meyer's review of Pavel Wolberg's photographs at Andrea Meislin Gallery!
The Israeli artist creates meticulously detailed imaginary environments by combining pictures that she’s taken inside buildings slated for demolition with photographs of materials salvaged from the sites. In the extraordinary four-part panorama “Room #8,” which is more than thirty-two feet long, she arranged the objects and images along a white stucco wall, as if for a museum display. Although certain elements (a curtained window, a potted plant) look unremarkable, others are clearly out of scale; an enormous shard of rock looks monumental near a constellation of metal fragments. Three additional pictures open up Azoulay’s space into something that resembles Kurt Schwitters’s marvelous Merzbau.
Strassheim's Untitled, (Alicia running) is on view in Framing the Field: Photographic Terrain in the Collection of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, a collaboration between the Minnesota Museum of American Art and the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery. On view through March 28th.
Five of Andy Freeberg's Guardians photographs will be on view in the lobby of 50 California Street in downtown San Francisco from March 9th - May 11th. At right: Statues of Antonius Pius, Youth and Caryatid, State Hermitage Museum, 2008
Six works from Strassheim's Evidence series (Evidence No. 2 seen at right) are on view in Images á Conviction at the Grand Curtius Museum in Liége, Belgium. Other artists in the exhibition include Charles Fréger, Sébastian Schutyser, Nicolas Provost, Simon Menner, Arnold Odermatt, Eric Kessels, Corinne May Botz, Sébastien Van Malleghem, Michel Tonneau, and Andres Serrano. On view through March 11th.
In Goings On About Town, The New Yorker states that with Guardians, "Freeberg continues his witty exploration of the art world" - Click here to read more!
Freeberg's Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse, State Tretyakov Gallery is the Daily Pic in The Daily Beast!
Blake Gopnik says, "Even when Freeberg finds women whose look rhymes with their charges, or – as here – where contrast is the point, what strikes me most is the size of the gap between lived life and the worlds found in art."
Check it out: www.thedailybeast.com
The Voice of Russia features an interview with Andy on The Culture Report with Rob Sachs. Listen here!
Freeberg in Slate:
“I was fascinated by how these women made the museum experience richer and more interesting. You can make up stories about their connection to the art they were sitting by. That is also what continues to hold my interest in the gallery world—how people interact and choose the art that surrounds them. It seems to be a universal human trait.”
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New York Magazine's Approval Matrix places Freeberg's Guardians in the "Highbrow and Brilliant" quadrant - what an honor!
ARTINFO interviewed Andy on the opening night of Guardians - Check it out!
A selection of Chelbin's photographs from Sailboats and Swans and Ofri Cnaani's The Sota Project are included in Israel Now - Reinventing the Future at the Museo D'arte Contemporanea Roma. The exhibition is multidisciplinary, including work by twenty-four Israeli artists and "reflecting the dynamism of a culture that has its roots in an ancient spirituality." On view through March 17, 2013.
Institute, an agency whose vision is to "represent world-class visual storytellers" has taken on Michal Chelbin. Congratulations, Michal!
The Met Reframed invited Cnaani to produce a live video installation to create a theatrical context for the music of Lavard Skou Larsen's Salzburg Chamber Soloists, who will be giving their New York debut of an adaptation of Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ On the Cross. Cnaani's performance entitled Seven Words is a music-video work featuring an original live-mixed video installation. The performance will take place on Friday, March 22nd at 7pm. Get your tickets now! www.metmuseum.org
We are thrilled to announce that the Centre Pompidou recently acquired Room #8, a panoramic photograph comprised of 4 sections. The Pompidou acquired a unique version, in which all 4 walls are joined together in one photograph that is 32 feet long. (Room #8, Wall no. 4 is seen at right)
Southward / Micha Bar-Am Photographs opens at The Negev Museum of Art in Beer Sheva, Israel on February 5th.
Leaving the Land of the Roses at Shulamit Gallery in Venice, CA, features new works by Tal Shochat. The exhibition explores the contemporary Iranian Jewish story. On view from January 19th through March 9th, 2013, the show also includes work by David Abir, Krista Nassi, and Marjan Vayghan.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has acquired one of Michal Chelbin's iconic photographs, Alicia, Ukraine, 2005. The image is from her body of work entitled Strangely Familiar, in which she captured performers in their natural settings, creating private moments for those living very public lives.
Great Wide Open: New and Old in the Collection opens at the Israel Museum on December 19th, 2012, and is on view through April 2nd, 2013. The show features a variety of works in the museum's collection that investigate landscapes and seascapes.
The opening event on December 10th, 2012 for Anima/Viscera at the Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch in Rome features a performance by Cnaani entitled YES YES YES. Check it out: http://www.galleriamlf.com/en/
More than 50 of Castelnuovo's photographs will be on view and for sale at Palm Beach Synagogue through February. Read about it in the Palm Beach Daily News..
Freeberg's photographs of booths at international art fairs are featured in Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine. Check out his work on pages 166-173.
This group exhibition features ten photographers whose work provides an understanding of how landscapes of conflict are remembered and memorialized. Barry Frydlender's Jaffa/Bat Yam is featured. November 8th through December 4th at the Herter Art Gallery.
The New Yorker calls Michal Chelbin's Sailboats and Swans "unexpectedly touching and full of revealing details." Read the review here: www.newyorker.com
Click below to read the article and see the slideshow of images in Huffpost Arts & Culture:
Michal Chelbin's Sailboats and Swans Features Haunting Prisoner Portraits
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On the Bookshelf: Michal Chelbin
Three Tal Shochat photographs recently acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London will be on view in Light from the Middle East: New Photography from November 13th through April 7th, 2013. This exciting exhibition explores the ways in which artists from this region approach the medium of photography.
This exhibition at MFAH includes Bar-Am's The return from Entebbe, Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel from the series "Promised Land". The exhibition is on view from November 11th through February 3rd, 2013.
A continuation of the Bliumis' Cultural Tips for New Americans - What began as a gathering of cultural tips from the Lower East Side community has come full circle in the form of a gift shop at 100a Forsyth Street; each tip takes the form of an international souvenir with the idea that it will return back to the community from which it came. Open through December 16th, 2012. For more information, visit www.toomerlabzda.com.
We will be exhibiting at Paris Photo, November 15th-18th. Come visit us at Booth A-40! We are also pleased to announce that Leora Laor's Borderland #1006 (as seen at right) will be featured in Paris Photo as seen by David Lynch.
Check out some of Andy Freeberg's works from the Art Fare series and a piece from the Guardians series in Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour at the Positive View Foundation in London. On view from November 8th through January 27th, 2013, the exhibition examines Cartier-Bresson's skepticism of color photography along with photographers whose work is committed to color without depending on it.
Two of Castelnuovo's photographs received Lucie Foundation prizes - including Tradition (seen here at right) which won 1st place in the People category. Congratulations Rina!
Work by Naomi Leshem is included in From Here to There: Bridging Culture, Architecture, and Society at Voegele Kulture Zentrum in Zurich. See the exhibition from November 4th - March 10th, 2013.
Ilit Azoulay's work is included in this group show, on view from October 27, 2012 through January 12, 2013.
For more information, check out rotwandgallery.com
Work by Ilit Azoulay and Ofri Cnaani is included in this show at Daimler Contemporary in Berlin. On view from October 17th, 2012 - March 2013. For more information, visit
Angela Strassheim's work is included in The Kids are Alright, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center through January 20, 2013. It will travel to the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Addison Gallery of American Art.
Visit www.jmkac.info for more information.
Andy Freeberg's portraits of Russian art museum guards are on view at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University through January 6th, 2013.
Visit museum.stanford.edu for more information.
Dani's work is included in Shaping Community: Poetics and Politics of the Eruv at Yale University, curated by Margaret Olin.
Bauer’s work is included in the section called Israel: Gated Community and will be on view from October 8th - November 16th, 2012 at the Allan and Leah Rabinowitz Gallery, Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale.
Check out www.yale.edu/ism/eruv
The Sota Project is an immersive, multilayered video installation that reenacts a controversial text from the Talmud. Cnaani's work will be presented at the USC Fisher Museum in conjunction with the exhibition "A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art."
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Ofri Cnaani talks to Modern Painters about The Sota Project, her multi-layered video installation that will be on view at the USC Fisher Museum from October 7th to December 1st.
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Moving to a ground floor space marks a new milestone for Andrea Meislin Gallery. Haaretz talks to Andrea about the history and the future of the gallery.
Visit http://www.haaretz.com to read the full article.
September 28th - September 30th.
The Barker Hangar
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August 27 - October 19, 2012
Bernstein Gallery at Woodrow Wilson School,
Ofri Cnaani's The Sota Project and a selection of her drawings are included in a group show, The Fertile Crescent, on view at Princeton University through October 19th.
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