Campus Exhibition: IL(L) Machine – Ars Campus Israel

Kunstuniversität Linz
Opening: Thu 5.9. 16:00
Thu 5.9. 16:00 – 19:00
Fri 6. – Mon 9. 9. 10:00 – 19:00

This year’s Campus Exhibition offers a rare opportunity in Austria to encounter young media artists from Israel. The innovative tweak for 2013: the spotlight won’t be on a single art college. IL(L) Machine is being staged in cooperation with Israel’s 10 leading academic institutions including schools in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Ramat Gan.

Israel’s Leading Schools

Participants are Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Hamidrasha Art School of Beit Ber College, Holon Institute of Technology, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, the Media Innovation Lab at IDC Herzliya, Musrara School, the Neri Bloomfield School of Design and Education, Hadassah Academic College and Technion – The Israel Institute of Technology.

A Difficult Setting

These art academies and research facilities are the proving grounds from which a new generation of artists is emerging. Despite existential problems, they are extremely productive. In their works, they often deal critically with how technology has come to pervade everyday life.

In a multicultural country with an identity that is burdened by historical baggage, a country characterized both by serious political conflicts and by world-class high-tech industries, this critical confrontation with the influence of new technologies on Israeli society has brought out an array of fascinating perspectives.

Local-Global Balancing Act

IL(L) Machine is a great opportunity to get acquainted with these points of view, but this exhibition also mirrors Israeli art’s current conflict, an outgrowth of the contradiction between having to deal with the complex issues that characterize the realities of life in Israel and artists’ endeavors to make a name for themselves in the international art scene.

With works by Yonathan Abramson & Michael Fink & Dani Bacon, Noam Attias, Eitan Bartal, Batt-Girl, Moti Brecher, Lila Chitayat & Alon Chitayat & Shalom Amira, Racheli Dantess & Shimrit Paltin, Amnon Dekel, Ori Drumer, Ron Erlih, Liliana Farber, Adi Fleisher Peled & Yael Cohen, Eran Hadas & Batt-Girl & Dganit Elyakim, Or Galor, Itamar Gilon & Noam Gefen & Omri Sass & Ran Snir & Sharon Heller, Alisa Goikhman, Ilan Green, Inbal Her-shtig, Guy Hoffman & Roberto Aimi, Gadi Ickowicz & Tal Kammer & Lihi Erel & Maya Friedman & Maya Shoham, Dina Kornveits, Yuri Klebanov & Roi Ronn & Yonatan Ben Yaakov, Daphna Levin, Ori Levin, Dor Zlekha Levy, Alex Man & David Malik & Doron Barsky & Yael Laventer & Tamar Garfunkel, Inbal Pinto & Matan Zohar, Michal Rinot, Roi Ronn, Harel Schreiber, Doron Segal & Jenny Bahar & Shahar Yaacoby & Itay Kurgan, Maayan Sheleff & Eran Hadas & Gal Eshel, Itamar Shimshoni, Yonathan Ben Simchon, Shaul Tzemach, The Technion, Or Wolff, Oren Zukerman (IL)

Project Team

Lila Chitayat – Project Initiator and Creative Director
Yael Eylat Van-Essen – Curator
Oren Zukerman – Strategic and Creative Adviser
Sayfan Borghini – Scientific Advisor and Assistant Curator
Eyal Vexler – Artistic Producer

Kunstuniversität Linz
Opening: Thu 5.9. 16:00
Thu 5.9. 16:00 – 19:00
Fri 5. – Mon 9. 9. 10:00 – 19:00

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