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Back to Michal Heiman: AP – Artist Proof, Asylum (The Dress, 1855-2017) at Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art

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Curator: Aya Lurie

Press Release

Michal Heiman’s exhibition includes an installation, performance, video, sound, photographs, floor work, objects, documents, and archival display. A crucial encounter with a photograph of a woman which she saw as resembling her own adolescent self – a photograph taken circa 1855 by Dr. Diamond in a lunatic asylum – led Heiman to undertake a project that seeks to envision the political, cultural, …

Michal Heiman’s exhibition includes an installation, performance, video, sound, photographs, floor work, objects, documents, and archival display. A crucial encounter with a photograph of a woman which she saw as resembling her own adolescent self – a photograph taken circa 1855 by Dr. Diamond in a lunatic asylum – led Heiman to undertake a project that seeks to envision the political, cultural, gendered, and psychic conditions of possibility of a “return.” Heiman’s radical proposal is to create a new community comprised of dozens of women – asylum-seekers, activists, artists, and others – …

Location

HaBanim St 4
Herzliya, IL