The Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke is pleased to announce “Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art,” a powerful exhibition offering a unique glimpse into the terrain and culture of contemporary Israel, is on view thru June 20.
It is free and open to the public Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
“Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art” explores the poignant impact of place in Israeli life, as seen through the penetrating eyes of some of the country’s most prominent contemporary artists.
34 Israeli Artists
Featuring approximately 50 photographic, video, painted, and mixed media works by 34 Israeli artists (including Sigalit Landau, Miki Kratsman, Pavel Wolberg, Asad Azi, Adi Nes, and Guy Ben-Ner, among others), the exhibition illuminates intertwining views of history, place, and identity in Israeli culture.
While the majority of the artists are Jewish, others are Muslim, Christian, and Druze, reflecting the diverse mosaic of peoples that populate the country.
Geography – in all its physical, personal, religious, political, and historical manifestations – remains an inescapable part of Israeli life.
While focusing specifically on Israel, the themes addressed in the exhibition also have wide interest and applicability in the broader modern world.
A powerful and engaging exhibition, Visions of Place demonstrates the richness, complexity, and diversity of current artistic practices in Israel, catalyzing a dialogue on important issues raised by the resonant visions of some of Israel’s finest contemporary artists.
For more information including seeing more of the images and works in the exhibition in Downtown Roanoke, visit taubmanmuseum.org or call (540) 342-5760.