Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Yael Bartana

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Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Yael Bartana

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

$10, $7 members, free for students with a valid ID. To reserve a student ticket, please e-mail
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Yael Bartana (b. 1970, Israel) is an Israeli-Dutch artist and filmmaker based in Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. Her works examine and question widely accepted social rituals and structures regarding the cultural identity and historical construction of her native country and the tensions and conflicts that arise as a result. In her distinctive poetic approach, she balances the factual and the fictitious, documentation and propaganda, evoking ironic overtones to undermine certainties, turn symbols on their heads, and open up multiple new meanings.

Bartana was a recipient of the Artes Mundi Prize in 2010. Her recent project ...and Europe will be stunned was featured as the official Polish participation at the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice in 2011.

This program is part of the Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund: Conversations with Contemporary Artists series.