Yael Bartana

Cast off

Yael Bartana (b. 1970 in Kfar Yehezkel, Israel, lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin) is an internationally acclaimed multimedia artist, who dedicates her work to the complex of home, migration and belonging. She examines everyday rituals and public ceremonies that shape and affirm the collective identity of a country. Bartana first studied art with a focus on photography in Jerusalem (1992–1996) and subsequently at the School of Visual Arts in New York, then, from 2000 onward, at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. The print Cast off is based on her video work Tashlikh (cast off), which is inspired by the Jewish tradition of “Tashlich”: shaking out one’s clothes next to a body of water frees from guilt and sin. In the video, collected objects, which are fraught with private memories, are thrown through the air in slow motion and, against gravity, float through the space of the image as an act of psychological liberation. Most recently, her works have been shown at, among others, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2017); Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (2017); Philadelphia Museum of Art (2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2014); São Paulo Biennial (2014); Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Ohio (2014); Vienna Secession (2012); Venice Biennale (2011); Tate Modern, London (2010); documenta, Kassel (2007); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2007); Istanbul Biennial (2005).



Cast off
2017, Fine Art Print, Canson Platine FibreRag 310g, 75 x 50 cm, edition of 5 + 2 AP, certificate, framed
7.000 euro member, 7.500 euro non-member