Illuminations: public talk with Roy Brand and Dor Guez

2 December 2018
19:00–20:30

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Roy Brand and Dor Guez will discuss the positions and representations of minorities within the art world, as well the role of artists in their region.

 What can art do in the present? Must it adopt the strategies of politics or the media or, alternatively, insist on its layered and divergent voice? The discussion will refer to some  specific works by Guez and other artists in the show curated by Brand. The two speakers will elaborate on the idea that art today cannot change the whole world at once but it can create small pockets of energy and life that can resist the mainstream. This is not the triumphant and heroic art of high modernism brandishing utopian promises, but neither is defeatism. Illuminations is a form of acting for a future we cannot yet imagine.

This event has been realized with the support of Nativ Israeli Cultural Center and the Embassy of the State of Israel in the Russian Federation.

ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

 

Roy Brand is a philosopher and a curator working in the areas of modern and contemporary philosophy, and aesthetics. He is a senior lecturer in the Masters programs of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. He founded and directed Yaffo 23, a center for contemporary art, and he is editor and curator of numerous art exhibits, among them, The Urburb: Patterns of Contemporary Living (Israeli Pavilion of The Venice Biennial, 2014) and Bare Life (Museum on the Seam, 2007).

 


 

Dor Guez is an artist and scholar of Christian Palestinian and Jewish Tunisian origins. His artistic practice interrogates personal and official accounts of the past while revealing histories that were previously absent. Guez's work has been the subject of over thirty solo exhibitions worldwide including at the ICA in London, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

PARTNER

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration.

The talk is in English with simultaneous translation into Russian.

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