During the 60 years since the founding of the State of Israel, many people outside the country, informed mainly by media accounts, have come to see it primarily as a place of conflict. What does this mean for art about Israel?
Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art, on loan from The Jewish Museum, New York, and on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from September 7, 2008 through January 4, 2009, features work by noted artists from Israel, Europe, and America.
Artists represented in the exhibition include Boaz Arad, Yael Bartana, Rina Castelnuovo, Rineke Dijkstra, Barry Frydlender, Ori Gersht, Miki Kratsman, Leora Laor, Gillian Laub, Yaron Leshem, Motti Mizrachi, Orit Raff, Guy Raz, Wolfgang Tillmans, Wim Wenders, Pavel Wolberg, Sharon Ya’ari, and Catherine Yass. The exhibition reveals a country in flux that only a multiplicity of perspectives can bring into focus. The photographs and videos in Dateline Israel offer a rich, nuanced view of the country and its society.