NEWS / 2017

Dana Levy, group show, ‘Lives Between’ at the CCA, Tel Aviv


Participating Artists:


Aslan Gaisumov, Binelde Hyrcan, Claudia Joskowicz, Kapwani Kiwanga; Runo Lagomarsino; Dana Levy; Ella Littwitz; Tala Madani; Rivane Neuenschwander, Otobong Nkanga, Propeller Group; Enrique Ramirez; Elham Rokni; Clarissa Tossin; Pawel Kruk, Brian Karl/Ozge Serin, Judi Werthein, Dani Gal.


The exhibition, co-curated by Sergio Edelsztein (Director, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv) and Joseph del Pesco (International Director, KADIST), combines works from the Kadist collection with loans and new commissions.


The exhibition features a selection of international artists working and living between two places. Artists who were born in one country and, for a variety of reasons, have crossed oceans and borders to live in another. Because of this transition, their artistic practice and cultural identity is caught in tension between their country of residence and country of origin.


Some of the artists in the show migrated with their families as children, or were born somewhere else, but carry with them another culture through their parents, or through the color of their skin, and chose to make this paradox the subject of their work. Others migrated later as adults, in a conscious move to improve their professional possibilities. Others simply move to survive.


In this way, these artists choose to live “in between” two places. Developing their personal and professional life in one place (working, raising a family)–but when producing their work they address social and historical issues relevant “back home”. Many of them produce exclusively at the country or region of origin. Upon returning they realize they are both insider and outsider, and in a sense inhabit a third culture that exists between the two places—and come to learn the benefits and challenges of an interstitial identity.



31-08-2017 - 28-10-2017