24/9/2008 - 24/10/2008
Tel Aviv's first international art biennial.
300 artists, 150 foreign visitors, 10 exhibition halls.
Curator: Professor Andrew Renton.
"The exhibition, part of the ARTLV event, is sponsored by a bank and a real estate company, and is taking place in a historical building that, no doubt, post-renovation will become one of the most expensive spots in Tel Aviv. Sponsoring art has become one of the main methods by which affluent people pay their debt to society and engage in the community. This linkage between money and art – the behind the scenes of the ARTLV event at large – must raise a question concerning the current status and position of art in the capitalist food chain."
– Compound curator, Hadas Kedar
the name 'Punk Hapoalim' is an epigram, play on words with the name of the major bank in Israel, 'Bank Hapoalim'.
Hapoalim = (EN) Workers
A collaboration of Yaron Attar, Tamir Lichtenberg and Ariel De Lion.
ATARAXIA : trifecta, an interactive, provocative multimedia art exhibition & happening featuring painting, sculpture, video projection art, performance art & soundscapes/DJs with a mixture of analog & digital media represented
Curated by Kurt Ritta & Rachel Eisley.
Artists have been asked to exhibit work which features a struggle with or treatment of duality.
Visual Artists: James Arthur Vogel - painting & sculpture, Eva Mueller - photography, John Murray - sculpture, Greg McMahon - 3D photography, Thaddeus Echeverria - painting, VJ DoctorMojo - virtual reality installation, Jennifer Lin - photography & sculpture, Livio Mancini - painting, Kurt Ritta - site-specific video projections, Julia Helen Murray - painting & sculpture, Rachel Eisley - photography & video, William Thomas Porter - sculpture, Jon Levi - photography, Gene Harrison - light art installation
Performing Artists: Abby Hertz, Sera Solstice Tribe, Ariel De Lion vs KMazing, Christine Geiger, Nola Kodish