About the Artist: Gilad Ratman

Israeli Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 22, 2013 9:22PM

Gilad Ratman’s films and installations, in the artist’s own words, “aim to deal with untenable aspects of human behavior by exploring the appearance of pain, struggle, and the wild.” His narrative sequences are dark explorations of political and social subject matter, frequently employing disorientation, discomfort, inversion of cause and effect, and confusion to provoke their viewers. Themes in Ratman’s work have included social power structures, mass media, and collective understanding. The sources of his inspiration, the artist says, lie within his own identity, wrapped up in the politics and history of Israel. Read more.

Portraits courtesy of Bravermann Gallery.

Israeli Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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