NEWS / 2017

Dana Levy, group show, ‘Lives Between’ at The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv


Curated by Sergio Edelsztein and Joseph del Pesco


The exhibition begins with a recognition of the growing number 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 an aspect or impetus for 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 in their 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. They come to learn the benefits and challenges of an interstitial identity.


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The participating artists are:

Aslan Gaisumov (Grozny, Chechnya / Moscow, Russia)
Binelde Hyrcan (Luanda, Angola / Nice, France)
Claudia Joskowicz (Santa Cruz, Bolivia / New York, USA)
Clarissa Tossin (Porto Alegre, Brazil / Los Angeles, USA)
Dana Levy (Tel Aviv, Israel / New York, USA)
Dani Gal (Jerusalem, Israel / Berlin, Germany)
Ella Littwitz (Tel Aviv, Israel / Ghent, Belgium)
Enrique Ramírez (Santiago, Chile / Paris, France)
Judi Werthein (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Brooklyn, USA)
Otobong Nkanga (Kano, Nigeria / Antwerp, Belgium)
Pawel Kruk (Koszalin, Poland / Bolinas, USA)
Rivane Neuenschwander (Belo Horizonte, Brazil / London, UK)
Runo Lagomarsino (Sao Paulo, Brazil / Malmö, Sweden)

31-08-2017 - 24-10-2017