Art in General presented the North American debut of the Mobile Archive , an international collection of hundreds of video works assembled by the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon. The Mobile Archive has traveled around the world since its first stop at the Kunstverein in Hamburg in 2007. The archive includes works by artists including such as Yael Bartana, Guy Ben-Ner, Candice Breitz, Jumana Emil Abboud, Köken Ergun, Mark Lewis, Avi Mograbi, Yoshua Okon, and Ruti Sela. With the goal of facilitating research and cultural exchange, much of the archive focuses on issues of identity, nationalism, and militarism.
The exhibition was presented in multiple formats. Visitors were invited to select and watch any video from the archive in Art in General’s Project Space; they could view specially curated screenings by independent curators Regine Basha, Adina Popescu, and Chen Tamir; or attend daily screenings of work by select artists from the archive. Visitors to the exhibition also had the opportunity to nominate new artists for the archive. As each institution that has hosted the Mobile Archive has contributed new works, Art in General and the guest curators similarly selected and added 25 new artists to the archive, with special consideration of visitor-nominated works.