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Dreaming In Chelsea

After having lived in Israel for a few years, Andrea Meislin has become an advocate of Israeli photography and the group show now on view in her eponymous gallery is a testimony to that devotion.  Over half the works featured in “Perchance to Dream,” which address themes of sleep and intimacy, are by Israeli artists; and unfairly or not, association with Israel brings with it a specific political and international urgency.

Adi Nes, Untitled, 1999. Digital C-print. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Art and Israel: Some Sunny News

It was a downer to hear that the U.S.-led Israel peace talks fell through this morning.  But then I was reminded of some sunny news: Israeli artists, one of the bright spots on the country these days, are breaking out far beyond New York.  Adi Nes, Sigalit Landau, Yael Bartana, Mika Rottenberg--all were represented at Miami's Art Basel last weekend.  And then there was fast-rising Elad Lassry, who is having his limelight momen

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