Miki Kratsman – All about us
Opening: Saturday, March 5, 2011, 7 p.m.
Duration: March 6 – April 17, 2011
In addition to Miki Kratsman’s comprehensive archive which documents the development of the Israeli-Palestine confl ict and its consequences for the daily life of the civil population, his fi rst solo exhibition in Europe focuses on new work that selects the Bedouin population as a central theme. The Bedouin – a minority of the Arabic minority in Israel – have attracted increasing interest in the last years, both from the media and from state-run institutions. The process of integration of the Bedouin into Israeli society occurs on two levels – the formal one, i.e. through governmental policy, and the informal one, i.e. through changing relations with the Israeli society in general and Jewish society in particular.
Miki Kratsman, born 1959 in Argentina, immigrated to Israel in 1971 where he has been living in Tel Aviv since.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog with numerous illustrations and texts by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Vanessa Joan Müller, and Raphael Zagury-Orly. Nicolaus Schafhausen, director, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Assisted by Amira Gad