Yael Bartana, ‘Next Year in New Jerusalem’, 2014, Galleria Raffaella Cortese

About Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana takes the position of a critical observer of her native Israel. In complex visualizations that span video, photography, and installation, she often appropriates and manipulates raw documentary materials, preserving modern-day Israeli rituals as if they were the sacred ceremonies of a primordial society. Bartana combines past and present in unexpected ways: she represented Poland at the 2011 Venice Biennale with an installation of three films that followed a current organized movement to repopulate Poland with Jews. The discourse that arises is essentially a retelling of the 20th-century Zionist narrative.

Israeli, b. 1970, Kfar-Yehezkel, Israel, based in Tel-Aviv, Israel; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group Shows

2016
Manifesta Foundation, 
Amsterdam,
2016
Annet Gelink Gallery, 
Amsterdam,
Theatre Dreams of a Beautiful Afternoon - Yael Bartana, Ryan Gander, Meiro Koizumi
2015
Annet Gelink Gallery, 
Amsterdam,
2013
Annet Gelink Gallery, 
Amsterdam,
If you will it, it is not a dream

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Annet Gelink Gallery at Art Basel 2015
2014
Annet Gelink Gallery at ARTBO 2014
2014
Annet Gelink Gallery at Frieze London 2014
2014
Sommer Contemporary Art at Frieze London 2014
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