On May 11, we invited friends and supporters of Artis to a Salon with artist Nevet Yitzhak in conversation with writer Jennifer Krasinski.
This event was part of the Artis Salon Series
Nevet Yitzhak creates animated large-scale video installations with appropriated images that re- contextualize current social and political conditions, emphasizing the distinctions between East and West. The artist applies her own narratives to Islamic and Middle Eastern objects, questioning their cultural associations throughout history. Yitzhak explores the overlooked pre-digital past of Middle Eastern art through a contemporary lens. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Israel; Mayer Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem; Koffler Gallery, Toronto; Shpilman Institute for Photograph, Tel Aviv; Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York; Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin; and Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam. The artist’s work is included in the collections of L.A. Mayer Institute for Islamic Art, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Petach Tikva Museum of Art; and Shpilman Institute for Photography, Tel Aviv. She was born in Israel in 1975, where she lives and works.
Jennifer Krasinski is a Brooklyn-based writer and art critic whose work has appeared in numerous publications such as Artforum.com, Art In America, Spike Art Quarterly, N+1 Film Review, DIS Magazine, BOMB Magazine, The Paris Review Blog and The Village Voice. She is an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Steinhardt School, as well as a faculty member in the MFA Art Criticism and Writing at the School of the Visual Arts. In 2012, she received a Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She is an Artis Research Trip alumna (April 2015).
All photos by Whitney Browne.