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This first monograph dedicated to the work of Yael Bartana (born 1970 in Kfar Yehezkel, Israel; lives and works in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Tel Aviv) gives a comprehensive overview of the artist's films, installations, performative projects, photographs, and sound works of the past 15 years. From Bartana's early video vignettes to her most recent project "What if Women Ruled the World?" (2017), by way of her monumental trilogy "And Europe Will Be Stunned" (2007-2011) with which she represented Poland at the 54th Venice Biennale, the book highlights the artist's fascination with the ways in which social rituals shape both individual identities and collective memory. Far from a mode of direct documentation, Bartana's works are themselves modeled on the aesthetics of the ritual, and are therefore, above all, performative works, which unapologetically seduce us. Her films draw attention to the fact that cinema is a ritual, and that the camera, perhaps better than any other device, mimics the ritualistic in its ability to fetishize, seduce, and draw us into the ceremony we are watching.

Title Yael Bartana / exhibition curator, editor, Nicole Schweizer.
Co-Author Schweizer, Nicole (curator editor)
Publisher Zurich : JRP/Ringier
Creation Date 2017
Genre Exhibition catalogs
Content Fictionalizing the real / Nicole Schweizer -- The hailing power of the ritual / Gil Z. Hochberg -- Works (2017-2013) -- Keynotes in Yael Bartana's sonic landscapes / Nora M. Alter -- Pre-enactment : about mythical time / Emmanuel Alloa -- Works (2012-2000) -- Embrace weakness! A conversation / Yael Bartana & Erika Balsom -- In praise of heretics, or: what if women ruled the world? / Juli Carson.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 158).
Text in English and French.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Yael Bartana - trembling times", Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, May 19 - August 20, 2017.
Format 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color)
29 cm.
Language English
Copyright Date ©2017
Identifier ISBN9783037644928
System Number 990041080010205171

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