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Season 2008 Episode 0217

Inherited Memory Deficiency in Israeli Art

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Inherited Memory Deficiency in Israeli Art
Sarah Breitberg-Semel, Art historian and former curator of Israeli art at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, gives a lecture at the opening of the exhibit at the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, CA.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 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 - The Magnes Museummoreless

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