Städtische Galerie im Buntentor
Many Germans are unfamiliar with the fascinating and diverse young art scene in Israel. The exhibition "Young art from Israel" presented works by approximately thirty young artists and shed light on an art scene that developed under very special conditions quite unlike any in Western Europe.
In planning the exhibition the curators consciously decided against a fixed thematic focus. They wanted to do justice to the wide array of themes and media used by the invited artists and avoid restricting their expression to the social and political conflicts in the Middle East. The exhibition explored the issues, themes and forms of expression which are important to artists in Israel. It presented a wide variety of artistic forms, including painting, photography, sculpture/object art and open-air installations. The goal was to increase the recognition of these young artists internationally and introduce their work to larger audiences at this early phase of their artistic development.
Artistic directors: Susanne Hinrichs, Nobert Bauer, Liav Mizrahi
Participating artists: Liat Kuch, Vered Levi, Ravit Mishli, Ruth Orr, Naama Tsabar, Tali Keinan, Oly Sever, Maya Attoun, Eint Amir, Avital Cnaani, Dana Darvish, Assaf Evron, Guy Goldstein, Assi Mesholam, Inbal Nissim, Ariela Plotkin, Bark Ravitz, Talya Raz, Hillel Roman, Nurit Sharett, Lior Shvil, Anna Yam, Tal Yerushalmi, Shai Kocieru, Rona Yafman, Gali Grinspan, Zvi Gaston Ickowicz, Shunit Kushnir (all IL).
Schedule and venue:
23 Nov. 2008 - 18 Jan. 2009 Städtische Galerie Bremen
23 Nov. 2008 - 15 Feb. 2009 Syker Vorwerk-Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Syke