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Dana Levy: belonging/s


Dana Levy, The Wake, 2011, video still

Dana Levy: belonging/s
Thursday, March 14, 2013
6:30–8pm

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


ICI is pleased to present the launch of Dana Levy’s new artist’s book World Order, which was produced for her 2012 solo show at The Center for Contemporary Arts Tel Aviv in affiliation with Braverman Gallery and Sternthal Books.

In Dana Levy’s creations, memory, identity, and the relationship between man and nature raise questions of the notion of home, belonging, and migration. What is the relationship between the natural and unnatural, and how does cataloging come into play in man’s basic instinct to control the environment and to subdue the wild?

By looking at Levy’s videos, video installations, and photography, the conversation will explore a historical as well as a personal context to a contemporary socio-political reality in the Middle East and around the globe. This is the first in a series of conversations at ICI initiated by curator and artist Naomi Lev, focusing on art and artists from Israel.


This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with DANA LEVY in the subject field. For more information, please contact ICI’s Public Programs & Research Coordinator Misa Jeffereis at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

Part of Curatorial Hub

Presenter

Naomi Lev

Naomi Lev is a curator, artist, and critic who lives and works in New York and Tel Aviv. She specializes in collaborative art events that connect artists, curator, scholars, and architects from around the globe. In January 2013, she initiated and curated a conversation and a performative monologue with artist Jonathan Meese at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, hosted by the Bezalel Academy MFA program in Tel Aviv. In 2011, she initiated and artistically directed the arrival of Vito Acconci to Israel for a series of talks and panel discussions about art and architecture. Lev was also an Assistant Curator, locum for the Executive Curator, at MoBy-Museums of Bat Yam, a socially engaged institution, concentrating on research and development of future exhibitions and public programs. From 2008 to 2011, Lev managed Florentin 45 Contemporary Art space in Tel Aviv, curating and producing exhibitions that focused on Israeli contemporary art. She is a contributing writer for Artforum.com, writing regularly about Middle East art and artists such as Michael Rakowitz, DAAR, Yaffo 23, and Dana Levy. She has also written exhibition texts for Israeli artists Tamar Ettun, Dov Talpaz, and Dror Karta for their solo gallery shows in Tel Aviv and in New York. She holds a BFA in Fine Art from the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem, and an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Dana Levy

Dana Levy was born in Tel Aviv and lives and works in New York. She completed her post-graduate degree in Electronic Imaging at the Duncan of Jordanston College of Art, Dundee University, Scotland, and holds a BA from Camberwell Art College, London. Prizes include the 2013 Kolliner Young Artist Award, the 2008 Young Israeli Artist Award, the 2010 Dumbo Arts Festival best studio award, and the 2006 Hamburg Short Film festival jury award. Solo shows include the CCA Tel Aviv Israel (2012); Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam (2012); Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv (2012), Loop art fair, Barcelona (2012); and Nicelle Beauchene, New York (2010). Levy has taken part in many group shows including the Neuberger Museum, NY (2013); The Bass Museum, Florida (2012); Herzelia Museum, Israel (2012); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2011 and 2008); Invisible Exports Gallery, New York (2010); Tate Modern, London (2010); Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem (2006 and 2010); Cleveland Museum of Modern Art (2009-10); Jewish Museum, Amsterdam (2008); and Tel-Aviv Museum of Art (2006). Levy is currently artist-in-residence at LMCC workspace. She has also taken part in other residencies such as Le Havre/ New York: Regards Croises, France (2011); Art Omi, New York (2011); I-park, Connecticut (2011); Triangle Arts Association, New York (2009-10); A.I.R O’artoteca Milan, Italy (2007); and OK center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (2003).