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Isaac Julien
Mai ra ano: Kia whakamana i a Tuhoe / Long Ago: Homage to the Tuhoe - True South series
2008
Lightbox
120 x 120 x 7 cm
© Isaac Julien

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Adel Abdessemed » Chuck Close » XING Danwen » Jacqeline Fraser » Ori Gersht » Luis Gispert » Gonkar Gyatso » Isaac Julien » Mike Kelley » Sigalit Landau » Lena Liv » Wardell Milan » Wangechi Mutu » Shirin Neshat » Fiona Pardington » Wang Qingsong » Rashid Rana » Andres Serrano » Mike + Doug Starn » Tavares Strachan » Yuval Yairi »

Exhibition: 22 Oct 2011 – 20 Jan 2012

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd.
64329 Tel Aviv

+972 3 -6957361


www.tamuseum.com

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Wardell Milan
Female nude & Landscape #1
2010
Mylar, oil paint, crayon, and collage on archival ink jet print
142.2 x 101.6 cm
© Wardell Milan

roundaboutº is a unique collection of exceptional contemporary artworks produced by 108 gifted artists from around the world. From China, India, Japan, Thailand, Bhutan and Tibet to New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Israel, Russia and the UK, the extensive geography that separates these artists finds common ground in roundaboutº. roundaboutº is committed to facilitating creative dialogue and exchange between artists and cultures, particularly those that might not otherwise enjoy such altruistic freedoms. As such, it is a vehicle designed to celebrate our differences as well as our similarities in acknowledgement of the diversity of our planet and the rich and vital discourse that emanates as a result of its cross-currents. The number 108 was chosen for its spiritual associations within Eastern faiths and manifest in the number of beads that comprise a Buddhist or Hindu mala necklace (commonly called prayer beads or Buddhist Rosary). Though roundaboutº does not subscribe to any one faith or truth it does promote the idea that, perhaps like the beads on a mala necklace, we are all the sum of our parts: neither one part greater nor less significant than the rest. And if roundaboutº were to adopt a mantra to recite upon the mala it would certainly be a prayer for ‘peace’. Rotating upon the axis of the roundaboutº homepage pinwheel is a quote from the visionary leader Martin Luther King Junior. Extracted from his famous speech ‘Where do we go from here?’ delivered in Atlanta, Georgia 1967, ‘I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear’ encapsulates the essence of the roundaboutº ethos. It is also a challenge for all to experience the show, and the world that surrounds it, with this philosophy in mind. roundaboutº is a unique collection of exceptional contemporary artworks produced by 108 gifted artists from around the world. From China, India, Japan, Thailand, Bhutan and Tibet to New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Israel, Russia and the UK, the extensive geography that separates these artists finds common ground in roundaboutº. roundaboutº is committed to facilitating creative dialogue and exchange between artists and cultures, particularly those that might not otherwise enjoy such altruistic freedoms. As such, it is a vehicle designed to celebrate our differences as well as our similarities in acknowledgement of the diversity of our planet and the rich and vital discourse that emanates as a result of its cross-currents. The number 108 was chosen for its spiritual associations within Eastern faiths and manifest in the number of beads that comprise a Buddhist or Hindu mala necklace (commonly called prayer beads or Buddhist Rosary). Though roundaboutº does not subscribe to any one faith or truth it does promote the idea that, perhaps like the beads on a mala necklace, we are all the sum of our parts: neither one part greater nor less significant than the rest. And if roundaboutº were to adopt a mantra to recite upon the mala it would certainly be a prayer for ‘peace’. Rotating upon the axis of the roundaboutº homepage pinwheel is a quote from the visionary leader Martin Luther King, Jr. : "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. " Extracted from his famous speech "Where Do We Go From Here?" delivered in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1967, the quote encapsulates the essence of the roundaboutº ethos. It is also a challenge for all to experience the show, and the world that surrounds it, with this philosophy in mind.

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Luis Gispert
Curators (detail)
2004
C-print Collaboration with Jeffrey Reed
76 x 182 cm
© Luis Gispert
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Osang Gwon
Back Slider (detail)
2008
C-print and mixed media armature
132 x 85 x 95 cm
© Osang Gwon
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Yuval Yairi
Morning at the Savoy
2009
C-print
120 x 191.5 cm
© Yuval Yairi