Meet Me in Petah Tikva

Scholar Gala Rexer in Conversation with Artist Ruth Patir

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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