September 9, 2008 - ART TLV - The First City-Wide International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Tel Aviv, Israel
September 9, 2008

The First City-Wide International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Tel Aviv, Israel

Beit Ha’amoodim (the column house) in Nachalat Binyamin.
Photo: Ohad Matalon, 2008.

THE FIRST CITY-WIDE INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 18, 2008
PREVIEW AND OPENING EVENTS: SEPTEMBER 24–26, 2008

www.arttlv.com

Art TLV launches the first citywide international contemporary art exhibition as Tel Aviv approaches its 100th Anniversary. The project, curated by Andrew Renton (Director of Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London) brings together international and Israeli artists and curators with Tel Aviv’s bourgeoning contemporary art scene, Bauhaus architecture, and cosmopolitan culture. The projects are on view from September 27 – October 18, 2008; VIP preview from September 24 – September 26, 2008.

Art TLV will take place throughout the historic streets of Tel Aviv, recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site for its Bauhaus architecture. The locations will create a route that manifests Art TLV’s curatorial theme, Open Plan Living, an architectural concept advocating the creation of new spaces while breaking symbolic and hierarchical walls.

Art TLV is a unique opportunity for artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, journalists, and art enthusiasts to explore Tel Aviv’s cultural scene. ArtTLV will expand in September 2009 to create a tri-city art event with the Istanbul and Athens Biennials.

HIGHLIGHTS
• International exhibition, Open Plan Living, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, and evening art projections in Yaacob Garden, curated by Andrew Renton
• Rothschild69, a new Bauhaus Kunsthalle
featuring an information center, exhibitions, performances, seminars, video lounge, and book store on Rothschild Boulevard
Artists Curate Artists: site-specific installations and projects curated by artists from a range of disciplines collaborating to transform four eclectic 1920s buildings on Nachalat Benyamin in central Tel Aviv
Interventions and late night performances throughout Tel Aviv’s art district
Art TLV Conversations on September 26 featuring: A Talk with International Curators Andrew Renton, Bernard Blistene & Ami Barak; Insider’s Take on the New Israeli Art Scene; and more.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Exhibiting at Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s Helena Rubinstein Pavilion and Yaacob Garden:
Lea Avital, Shai Azoulay, Yael Bartana, Martin Boyce, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Aaron Curry, Keren Cytter, Matias Faldbakken, Urs Fischer, Wade Guyton / Kelley Walker, Diango Hernandes, Gabriel Kuri, Dana Levi, Sarah Lucas, Manal Mahamid, Jacob Mishori, João Onofre, Adrian Paci, Mika Rottenberg, Gedi Sibony, Daniel Silver, Monika Sosnowska, Ulrich Strothjohann, Mark Titchner, Kathy Temin, Rosemarie Trockel & Thea Djordjadze, Armando Andrade Tudela, and Jennifer West.

Collaborative exhibitions by more than 60 artists at Nachalat Binyamin sites and Rothschild69 orchestrated by: Michal Helfman, Irit Hemo, Hadas Kedar, Ohad Pishof, Doron Rabina and Alona Roda.

ART TLV ORGANIZERS
ArtTLV is an independent non-profit initiative organized by leaders in Israeli contemporary art: Rivka Saker, Yehudit Shapira-Haviv, Irit Sommer and Shifra Shalit-Intrator.

VIP RESERVATIONS AND MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Vardit Gross, guests@arttlv.org

FULL PRESS RELEASE AND INFORMATION: www.arttlv.com

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