Thu 30 January 2020 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sommer Contemporary Art - Rothschild 13, Tel Aviv,
Yael Bartana | The Undertakers
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30, at 8 pm
Sommer Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening of Yael Bartana’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. While primarily known as a video artist, in recent years the artist has been expanding her body of work with performances, sculptures and prints. In her extensive projects, Bartana explores collective identity, ceremonies and public rituals and creates fictional realities that offer an alternative to existing narratives.
Bartana’s new video installation features the film “The Undertaker,” presented for the first time in Israel, together with life-sized prints and objects that refer back to the film. The artist’s latest film follows her performance “Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies!” in which the artist staged a public funeral of weapons in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were formulated and signed.
The exhibition will be on view until Saturday, March 14.