Pavilion presents Yael Bartana
6th June, 7 - 8 pm
Lecture Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery
In association with Insight Palestina
Pavilion presents a screening of short films by Yael Bartana (1970,
Kfar-Yehezkel, Israel), a video artist who explores the imagery of cultural
identity. In her photographs, films and installations Bartana critically
investigates her native country's struggle for identity. Her early work
documents collective rituals introducing alienation effects such as
slow-motion and sound. In her recent work the artist stages situations and
introduces fictive moments into real existing narratives.
The event will extend the activities of the Insight Palestina conference,
co-organised by Dr Gil Pasternak (University of Huddersfield) and Lior
Libman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Leeds), which
focuses on visual and textual images produced within, and in relation to,
the circumstances of the Israel-Palestine struggle. The screening also
coincides with an exhibition by Artangel of Bartana's recent film trilogy
And Europe Will Be Stunned, currently on show at Hornsey Town Hall.
The programme of films will include Kings of the Hill (2003), Wild Seeds
(2005), Trembling Time (2001), Low Relief II (2004) and When Adar Enters
(2004). The screening will be introduced by Gill Park, Gil Pasternak and
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The event is hosted by Leeds Art Gallery and supported by the University of
The Insight Palestina conference takes place on 7th June, 9.30 am - 8.45 pm.
For more info or to book visit http://gilpasternak.wordpress.com/
Yael Bartana studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem,
the School of Visual Arts, New York and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Her
solo exhibitions include the Moderna Museet in Malmö , the Museum of Modern
Art in Warsaw, PS1 in New York, the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv,
the Kunstverein in Hamburg and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. She
participated in the Sao Paolo Biennial (2010 and 2006), Documenta 12 in
Kassel and the Istanbul Biennial. In 2011, Yael Bartana represented Poland
for the 54th edition of the Venice Biennial.
Please note that the screening follows on from Becky Beasley¹s 13 Pieces, 17
Feet event taking place at the Henry Moore Institute at 6pm. The event is a
monologue in 13 parts performed against the backdrop of the Institute's
Michael Dean: Government exhibition.
Director and Head of Programme
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