Exhibition : « An Archeology of Fear and Desire » at Howard Greenberg GalleryAn exhibition of recent photographs of Israel and the West Bank by Frederic Brenner will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from May 7 – July 3, 2015. An Archeology of Fear and Desire is part of an unprecedented photographic project initiated by Brenner, which explores Israel and the West Bank as place and metaphor. A book of the same name, published by MACK in the UK last year, accompanies the exhibition. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, May 7 from 6-8 p.m.
© Frederic Brenner, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
An Archeology of Fear and Desire is Brenner’s contribution to This Place, an epic photographic project he conceived of in 2005. He imagined inviting artists from around the world to come to Israel “neither to praise nor condemn but to que...
THIS PLACE, The complexity of IsraelThe complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers.
is a monumental artistic endeavor initiated by photographer Frederic Brenner, who believes that only through the eyes of great artists can we begin to understand the complexities of Israel – its history, its geography, its inhabitants, its daily life – and the resonance it has for people around the world.
Inspired by historical models that gathered artists to ask essential questions about culture, society and individuals, including the Mission Héliographique in 19th-century France and the Farm Security Administration in the United States, Brenner first conceived the idea for the project in 2006. After seeking the advice of a group of international curators, he invited eleven ...
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