Staring Back at the Sun

Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012 at Casa do Povo

Staring Back at the Sun highlights work by 35 artists who take an incisive, critical perspective towards the cultural and political landscape in Israel and beyond. Showcasing early performances, films and videos never before presented outside of Israel, the program focuses on the activist impulse in video artmaking in Israel over the last four decades, and explores themes such as the prominence of political conflict in mass media; the liberalization of the economy; and the impact of free market politics on Israeli culture.

DAY 1: 1970-1997

Friday, November 25

7 PM

Welcome by Mariana Lorenzi and Benjamin Seroussi

7:30 PM

Part I 1970–80: Early Experiments in Time-Based Art, curated by Ilana Tenenbaum

8:45 PM

15 minutes break

9 PM

Part II 1980–97: An Art Form Coming Into Its Own, curated by Ilana Tenenbaum


DAY 2: 1997-2012

Saturday, November 26

6 PM

Talk about the crosses between Israeli and Brazilian Video Art 

7:30 PM

Part III 1997–2005: The Rise of the Medium, curated by Sergio Edelsztein

8:45 PM

15 minutes break

9 PM

Part IV 2005–12: State of Amnesia: Recent Video from Israel, curated by Yael Bartana and Avi Feldman.


DAY 3: 1970-1997

Wednesday, November 30

Welcome by Mariana Lorenzi and Benjamin Seroussi

7:30 PM

Part I 1970–80: Early Experiments in Time-Based Art, curated by Ilana Tenenbaum

8:45 PM

15 minutes break

9PM

Part II 1980–97: An Art Form Coming Into Its Own, curated by Ilana Tenenbaum


DAY 4: 1997-2012

Thursday, December 1

7:30 PM

Part III 1997–2005: The Rise of the Medium, curated by Sergio Edelsztein

8:45 PM

15 minutes break

9 PM

Part IV 2005–12: State of Amnesia: Recent Video from Israel, curated by Yael Bartana and Avi Feldman.