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“Conditions of Political Choreography” at the CCA

by Jessica Laub | 30.11.16

Conditions of Political Choreography is an innovative installation exploring international political issues at the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Tel Aviv.

This exhibition is the first of a two-part collaboration between CCA and the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin. It brings together an array of works—ranging from visual arts to videos and performances—by Israeli and German artists in a unique installation space designed by Berlin architect, Markus Miessen.

Michal Helfman, Sketch for Forgive My Bad Memories, 2016 Courtesy of the artist and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Michal Helfman, Sketch for Forgive My Bad Memories, 2016
Courtesy of the artist and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Conditions of Political Choreography is the culmination of a research project honoring 50 years of Israel-German relations. While it draws on history, particularly to commemorate the Holocaust, the primary focus of this exhibit “looks to the future rather than the past and aims to move beyond the familiar bi-national discourse of victim/victimizer stemming from the Holocaust that underlines German-Israeli exchange.”

Still, history provides a useful context for understanding the works on display, which confront the contemporary global migration crisis and questions of transnational identity in the current and widespread political climate of growing nationalistic sentiments.

 

Photo credit: Assaf Saban


“Conditions of Political Choreography” is on display through 7/1/16 at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tsadok ha-Cohen Street 2, Tel Aviv. T: 03.510.6111

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