Real Time: Art in Israel 1998–2008

April 4, 2008-August 18, 2008

Location: Weisbord Exhibition Pavilion

Artist: Sigalit Landau, Yehudit Sasportas, Guy Ben-Ner, Adi Nes, Gal Weinstein, Eliezer Sonnenschein, Zoya Cherkassky, Yael Bartana, and Gil Marco Shani

Curator: Amitai Mendelsohn and Efrat Natan

Media: painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation

As part of the project "Sixty Years of Art in Israel", six major Israeli museums presented artwork from one of the decades of the nation’s history. The Museum’s exhibition, which presented a comprehensive survey of Israeli art from the past ten years, included pieces by some forty artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation; among these works are several created especially for the exhibition. All the featured artists featured made their debut on the artistic scene within the previous decade - dread of global catastrophe and a yearning to escape to distant borders – real or imagined – characterize many of their works. The artists seemed to be seeking refuge in wild, primordial, or sublime landscapes and in fantastic, mythological worlds. Curators: Amitai Mendelsohn, Curator of Israeli Art, and Efrat Natan, Guest Curator