Dateline: Israel

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Exhibition poster
The Jewish Museum Berlin's Old Building at night

New Photography and Video Art
14 December 2007 to 24 February 2008

"Photography and video are powerful artistic mediums for mining day-to-day life, and nowhere is this more evident than in Israel today," attests the curator of the Jewish Museum New York. "Dateline Israel" offers a glance at the everyday life of people in an atmosphere of political tensions and constant imperilment. More than 20 artists, Israelis and non-Israelis, present the life and culture of a nation in which politics permeates every area of creative activity. Taking positions from the escapist to the confrontative, the artists formulate their works in a reality marked by conflicts, ranging from epically beautiful Bible landscapes all the way to social commentary.

Alongside well-known Israeli artists such as Yael Bartana, Barry Frydlender and Pavel Wolberg, artists like Wim Wenders and Wolfgang Tillmans are included, whose views of Israeli reality add an additional critical perspective to the exhibition.

This exhibition has been organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, and was made possible by a leadership grant from the Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and through endowed funds from the Melva Bucksbaum Fund for Contemporary Art.

Evening Opening


Cilly Kugelmann, Program Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin
Susan Tumarkin Goodman, Senior Curator at the Jewish Museum New York
Katharina Hacker, writer (works include Tel Aviv. Eine Stadterzählung, 1997; Eine Art Liebe, 2003; Die Habenichtse, German Book Prize 2006)
When: 13 December 2007, 7 pm. Please plan sufficient time for security checks at the entrance to the Jewish Museum Berlin.
Where: Old Building, second level, Concert hall
Admission: free

A text on the exhibitiion (PDF, 77 KB) is available for download here.