Sergio Edelsztein

Sergio Edelsztein

303 Gallery
547 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
7-8:30 pm
May 27, 2010

On Thursday, May 27, Sergio Edelsztein will speak on political activism in Israeli video art in conversation with Kate Fowle, ICI’s executive director. This talk will be the third spring installment of The Curator’s Perspective, an itinerant public discussion series in venues throughout New York that was instigated in Fall 2009. Each incarnation features an international curator who distills current happenings in contemporary art, including the artists they are excited by, exhibitions that have made them think, and their views on recent developments in the art world. Speakers have included Vasif Kortun (Istanbul), Lars Bang Larsen (Copenhagen/Barcelona), Ana Paula Cohen (São Paulo), María del Carmen Carrión (Quito), and Bisi Silva (Lagos). The talks have provided opportunities for international curators to directly engage with New York audiences (curators, artists, and enthusiasts) to facilitate networking and the exchange of ideas as a consequence of face-to-face conversations.

This event will be preceded by a small wine reception at 6:30 pm. The Curator’s Perspective is free of charge and open to the public, though seating is limited. To RSVP please contact Chelsea Haines at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 212-254-8200 x26.

About Sergio Edelsztein

Sergio Edelsztein was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1956 and studied at the Tel Aviv University from 1976-85. Edelsztein founded and directed Artifact Gallery in Tel Aviv (1987-1995), and in 1995 founded The Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv where he has been director and chief curator ever since. In the framework of the CCA, he curated seven Performance Art Biennials and four International Video Art Biennials. He has also curated numerous experimental and video art screenings, retrospectives, and performance events. Since 1995 he has curated exhibitions and time-based events in Spain, China and elsewhere, as well as the Israeli participation at the 24th São Paulo Biennial and the 2005 Israeli Pavilion at the 51st Biennale in Venice. Edelsztein has lectured, presented video programs and published writings in Israel, Spain, Brazil, Italy, Austria, Germany, China, the USA, Argentina, and other countries, and has written extensively for catalogues, web sites, and publications.

This season of The Curator’s Perspective has been made possible by the support of Agnes Gund.

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