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.