News - Current exhibits:
Galerie Sabine Knust - Meeting Place, solo exhibition, Munich, Germany
November 2017- January 2018
ZAZ 10TS, “24:7” video takeover in Time Square, NYC, USA
November - December 2017
1441 Broadway New York, NY 10018 (corner of 41st St and Broadway)
An international consortium of artists has taken over a new billboard at the corner of 41st St and Broadway. The first in a series of initiatives by producer Tzili Charney, “24:7” is a round-the-clock video art performance testing the power of the medium to meaningfully engage the public. “24:7” takes place under the auspices of ZAZ 10TS, an art environment at the soon to be completed 10 Times Square, which intends to blur the line between public and private space to bring art to passers-by. Charney advocates for "art as a way of life, built into buildings" and is thrilled to launch this exciting first project in such a dynamic urban space.
“24:7” is produced by Tzili Charney and ZAZ 10TS and is organized by Artis, Ayelet Danielle Aldouby, Tzili
Charney, Danspace Project, Tamar Dresdner, Tamar Ettun and Naomi Lev.
The Other Side, Public Art Installation
1020 South Flower st., Los Angeles, CA (corner of S. Flower st. and Olympic st.)
December 2017- January 7th 2018
'The Other Side' is an eight plate laser-cut installation installed in DTLA in partnership with Now Art LA and the First United Methodist Church.
When I was first offered to create an alternative 'Nativity Scene' in which aims to engage relevant social and political questions of today's time I knew that want to tell the story from the the women's side of the story; Mary.
As an artist who focuses and explores questions of memory in relations to the way we build personal narratives and broader narratives; both social and political, I always find it interesting to examine an image/story from the past and to find its relevance and accuracy in today's world.
In this installation I am reflecting on the ‘Nativity Scene’ which has such a rich history for so many years.
In this installation I engaged myself as an artist to seek towards the meaning of the placement of this piece in the public space and to examine where it meets us in our daily-day life in the specific context of the neighborhood while hoping to provoke a dialogue within the community.
In the the creation of this piece I encountered two young strong women (Darla and Ashanti) who are currently pregnant and without a home in order to portray them as the figures of Mary and Elizabeth. By telling their story and mirroring them to the biblical narrative I raise questions, draw lines of similarities between Darla as Mary and Ashanti as Elizabeth.
The audience silhouettes in the installation symbolize us, us as the observers fronting their situations while pointing out our responsibility as a community and as individual towards the ‘other’; whatever that may be in any given situation.
I hope this piece will engage our collective understanding of the opportunity and choice to be in dialogue, to influence, to empathize and to help the ‘other’, even if we sometimes do not initially understand.
As an artist I wish to create an alternative visual ‘territory’ in which we can reflect things in a different context and see the our potential to empathize the ‘other’ in order to cross bridges of understanding.