(21.2.2011, 16:00-21:00, Bezalel, Yaffo 23/ Jerusalem, )

A round panel discussion, screening and reception
Prof. Dr. Christoph Menke
Cluster of Excellence
Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Judith Rodenbeck
Art History
Sarah Lawrence College, New York
Dr. Roy Brand
Director and Chief Curator
Bezalel, Yaffo 23/ Jerusalem
Udi Aloni
Artist, writer, and Film Director
This round panel brings together art practitioners and theorists to discuss the seam that separates and connects life and art.
Art practices today are again distabling the line that seperates art and life. On the one hand, more artists work directly in the medium of life, orchestraticg situations or framing parts of the everyday. On the other hand, performance artists, earth artists and activisits are placed inside a musem framewrok and ephemeral occurences are now collected and reenacted. In this round panel, spekears from philosophy, the history of art and politically engaged art will focus on life-as-art or art-as-life. The event is open and free and the public is welcomed to participate and view the current exhibition—I See Darkness.
The event will be preceded by a screening of A Virus in the City, a film by Cédric Venail on the Israeli-French artist Absalon on the occasion of his retrospective in Kunst-Werke Berlin. It will be followed by a short reception to the participants of the Jerusalem International Book Fair.
Location: Bezalel, Yaffo 23/ Jerusalem
Date: February 21
Screening: 4-6pm
Discussion: 6-8pm
Reception: 8-9pm.