PAST EXHIBITION Recent Art from Israel at the Magnes

On View:
Feb 19, 2008 - Jul 27, 2008
United States
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The exhibition will survey recent work by contemporary Israeli artists. On loan from important private Bay Area collections, the paintings, photographs, and media art in the exhibition demonstrate the progressiveness and internationalism of the art world in Israel during the past decade. Sixty years after the establishment of the state, Israeli art is truly integrated into the global cultural landscape. Artists bring their own diverse cultural backgrounds (Morocco, Iraq, former Soviet Union) to bear on their experiences of working in the world capitals (Berlin, New York, London) and making art about life in Israel as well as such places on the world map as Bosnia and Kazakhstan.

The names of artists in the exhibition have become familiar to American public and collectors from international biennials and museum exhibitions, including Adi Nes, Yehudit Sasportas, Sigalit Landau, and Michal Rovner.

The exhibition establishes a dialogue with the historical memory preserved by the collection of the Museum, which is strong in Israeli Fine Arts of the decades following the formation of the state of Israel in 1948.

Consulate General of Israel, San Francisco
Israel Center, San Francisco
Isabel Wiel Trust

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