In fall 2015, artist and musician Guy Goldstein traveled to Cushendall, a small town on the Antrim Coast of Northeast Ireland, for a residency at the Curfew Tower. Goldstein had been invited to participate in the residency by Bill Drummond (owner) and Sagit Mezamer, the co-curators of the Israeli year at the Curfew Tower (2015-2016). Supported through an Artis Project Grant, Goldstein traveled to this remote location to further investigate the relationship between noise and conflict.
Updated regularly, Artis Recommends highlights exhibitions and projects by artists from Israel and Artis grant recipients taking place in Spring 2016:
Artis presents Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012, a two-day symposium at the New Museum in New York, February 20 through 21.
In October 2012 I had the privilege of going on an Artis curatorial research trip to Israel. It was an invaluable introduction to contemporary art in a region that I had not visited previously. While so much of what I saw on that trip made an impact on me, the experience that stuck at the forefront of my mind was a studio visit with artist Nir Evron. (…)
Anyone entering the Tel Aviv Museum of Art these days might bump into a group of young people clad in white uniforms jumping, running, performing anecdotal ceremonies, shouting and basically doing everything we were always told you cannot perform in museums. All of these activities, which are often observed with astonishment by museum bypassers, are part of the performative exhibition “National Collection” commissioned by the Museum from the artist group Public Movement (through December 10, 2015). (…)
Exhibitions and projects by artists from Israel, as well as Artis grant recipients on view in Miami this December.
NADA Miami Beach
Artis presents work by Noa Eshkol, Jon Kessler, Sharon Lockhart, and Ohad Meromi at NADA Miami Beach, Booth #1.10, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami, December 3 through December 5
Páramo presents work by Artis Grant Recipient, Naama Tsabar at NADA Miami Beach, Booth #5.01, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami, December 3 through December 5
Tempo Rubato presents work by Gil Marco Shani at NADA Miami Beach, Booth #5.15, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami, December 3 through December 5
Working with an artist on a new project always brings with it the possibility of the unexpected. Working on a commission with an artist like Nevet Yitzhak – whose ideas are sparked by stories, encounters, and human connections – is all the more unpredictable.