Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012 is a video exhibition that traces the development of contemporary video practice in Israel and highlights work by artists who take an incisive, critical perspective towards the cultural and political landscape in Israel and beyond. Staring Back at the Sun showcases the work of 34 artists including many early performances, films and videos never before presented outside of Israel.
Each of the four parts of the installation will focus on a specific historical and thematic period, with the full series spanning from nascent experimental projects in the 1970s to recent works of the 21st century, some of the early material notably unseen outside of Israel until now. Staring Back at the Sun is curated by artist Yael Bartana, and curators Sergio Edelzstein, Avi Feldman and Ilana Tenenbaum.
Thursday, February 4
Lecture and Opening Reception: Staring Back at the Sun and Visions of Place: by Ruth Direktor, Curator of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Wednesday, February 17
Lecture by Chen Tamir, organizing curator of Staring Back at the Sun.
College of Liberal Arts Building, Room CLA 4110. Co-sponsored by the Hebrew Institute of Baltimore, Towson University and the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, Towson University.