Thursday, 20 May 2010

Artes Mundi 4 - Arts of the World

The winner of the 4th artes mundi prize was Yael Bartana, from Israel. Yael won for her body of work over the last 5 to 8 years, which the judges said consistently stimulated thinking about the human condition and our understanding of humanity.
Yael Bartana, Wall and Tower, 2009
One channel RED transfer to 35mm film
Duration: 16 min
Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam

She uses documentation and re-enactments to move between playfulness and seriousness. Her work focuses on Israel and the israel situation, and centres upon human relationships as much as politics. Yael divids her time between her homeland, israel and amsterdam.
The exhibition will continue in the National Museum Wales, Cardiff until June 6th. Already, it has attracted 25,000 viewers.
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