Artist Talk Tue May 7, 2024, 6 pm

The Story I Want to Tell is the Story of Perspectives

Nira Pereg in a conversation with Adam Budak

Nira Pereg

Israeli artist Nira Pereg, the author of a video installation ABRAHAM ABRAHAM SARAH SARAH on view in the Kestner Gesellschaft's Project Room will be discussing her most recent work THE PATRIARCHS TRILOGY (2012 - 2024).  

THE PATRIARCHS TRILOGY continues Nira Pereg's ongoing exploration of the politicized economy of sacred spaces. These narratives of ownership and paternal birthright form a mythic cycle of legacy and usurpation. The work's visual rhetoric focuses on contemporary ritual at the Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs to lyrically reflect on the recurrent motif of birthright in Israeli and Palestinian politics. 

A conversation with Nira Pereg will be accompanied by a screening of the artist's earlier cinematic work. 

Nira Pereg was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1969. She is a graduate of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is represented in the collections of many museums, including the Center Pompidou Paris, PS1 New  York, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, ZKM Karlsruhe, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Canada, Princeton University and Tate Modern, London. She took part in various international art events such as the Shanghai Biennial of Art, São Paulo Biennial of Art, and Architecture Biennale, La Biennale di Venezia 2013 and 2018. She currently lives and works in Tel Aviv, and is a Professor in the Art Department at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan. 

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