Art Talk this Saturday
In the next edition of Artpace’s ongoing art lecture series, Art Talks, current International Artist-in-Residence Dor Guez will give a lecture on the occasion of the launch of his new catalogue, Dor Guez: 100 Steps to the Mediterranean, published by The New England Press in conjunction with his exhibition of the same name currently on view through December 9, 2012, at The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Boston. The exhibition, which includes work from series Lydd Ruins, The Monayer Family, The Nation’s Groves, SABIR, and Scanograms, is the artist’s most comprehensive and his first major museum presentation in the United States. The illustrated catalogue, with essays by the artist, co-curators Gannit Ankori and Dabney Hailey, and Samir Srouji, a Boston architect and artist, will be available for sale at Artpace following the lecture.
Guez was selected for Artpace’s 2012 International Artist-in-Residence program by guest curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Chief Curator at the Aspen Art Museum. Through installations that incorporate diverse media such as video, photographs, archives, and scanograms, Guez focuses on issues of cultural identity surrounding his homeland by training the lens on his immediate environment. Drawing heavily on personal experiences and family history, his work provokes questions about the larger sociopolitical climate in the Middle East and the lives of marginalized groups in conflict areas.
Guez was born in Jerusalem currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. His work has been featured in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art in Israel, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, the 12th Istanbul Biennale, the 17th Videobrasil in São Paolo, the Jewish Museum in New York, and the 3rd Moscow International Biennale. Guez is a lecturer in the History and Theory Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and a researcher affiliated with Tel Aviv University. In 2009 he established the Christian Palestinian Archive, which forms the basis of much of his work and is the first archive devoted to this minority across the Middle East.