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Jewish Museum

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Highlights include William Kentridge’s film projections that use the techniques of drawing, erasing and filming to dramatize the social, political and moral legacy of apartheid through his fictional Jewish protagonists; Fred Wilson’s installation of 64 photographs from the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee that the artist has cropped to show only small, intriguing fragments; Robert Longo’s Untitled (Stairs to Freud’s Apartment, 1938), a monumental charcoal drawn from his series based on photographs of Sigmund Freud’s Vienna apartment before his exile; Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin’s a small world…;, a dual video that juxtaposes home movies from their two families, one African American, the other Jewish; Nan Goldin’s seductive photograph Self-portrait in blue bathroom, London; and Micah Lexier’s interactive Touch to Change (Micah from Baba Sarah), in which touch-sensitive light bulbs act as a metaphor for familial intimacy. Videos by Ori Gersht exploring both the beauty and the tension on Israeli borders, and color photographs by Tomer Ganihar focusing on youth culture in contemporary Tel Aviv are also featured in the exhibition.

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