Events

Meet Me in Petah Tikva

Join us for an online series with the participating artists at NonFinito exhibition.

“Meet Me in Petah Tikva” – Scholar Gala Rexer in conversation with artist Ruth Patir.
In the months leading to the NonFinito exhibition opening, artist Ruth Patir and scholar Gala Rexer have been exchanging thoughts on the interconnectivity between bio-politics, care, technology and reproductive rights. In this online conversation scholar Rexer will be presenting her research on Israel’s fertility economy. Followed by a film screening and interview with Patir.

The conversation will be held in English

NonFinito presents new works by Artport’s residency program artists. It is currently on view at Artport gallery.

About the film : In “Petah Tikva” Ruth Patir observes the occurring circumstances set in a waiting room of the fertility clinic at the hospital in Petach Tikvah, wherein 3000-year-old figurines, Canaanite fertility deities, fill the room. The waiting figurines belong to the Israel Museum’s archeology collection, and have been placed by the artist in a fictional scene in the contemporary reality of August 2020. As they wait their turn and ponder their discharge, wild animals concurrently invade the metropolis and begin to operate within the major cities as they please.

About the guest speaker: Gala Rexer is a feminist scholar, activist, and writer pursuing a PhD in sociology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her research interests materialize where bodies, borders, reproduction, and sexualities meet. Gala is a member of diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery and a fellow of Heinrich Böll

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Meet Me in Petah Tikva

Updates

Congratulations Karam Natour!

Excited to announce that Karam Natour, who is participating in Artport’s residency program, received the Kiefer Prize by Wolf Foundation for 2020!

The jury stated that “Natur’s works reveal common perspectives and worldviews as weak constructions that depend on the inadequacy of language provisions, versus its actual performance depending on varying circumstances ranging from body movements, weight, and sensations, to the artist’s relationship with his communities. Thus, the artist illuminates a general situation about our knowledge of reality and our participation in constructing knowledge arrays in response to the inadequacy of two different paradigms: the first, objective, in which we respond to the semiotic and scientific representations, the second, subjectively, in which our actions and experiences create realities.”

The Ingburg Bachmann Scholarship has been awarded by the Wolf Foundation since 1991, to encourage young and promising artists in Israel. The scholarship is given by the generous contribution of the German artist Anselm Kiefer.

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Congratulations Karam Natour!

Residency Updates

Artport’s Artists in Residence for 2021!

Amir Yatziv, Karam Natour, Roy Cohen, Tchelet Ram, Shahar Yahalom and Shai-Lee Horodi, our new artists-in-residence, have started their year!
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Artport’s Artists in Residence for 2021!

Residents

Years 2019-2020

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