Rona Yefman and Tanja Schlander, 'Pippi Longstocking, The Strongest Girl in the World' (video still), 2006 – 2008

Organized and produced by Artis

Artis, in collaboration with Hauser & Wirth, is pleased to present the Los Angeles launch of ‘Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012,’ an internationally traveling exhibition and public program that traces the development of contemporary video practice in Israel.

‘Staring Back at the Sun’ highlights work by 35 artists who take an incisive, critical perspective towards the cultural and political landscape in Israel and beyond. Showcasing early performances, films and videos never before presented outside of Israel, the program focuses on the activist impulse in video artmaking in Israel over the last four decades, and explores themes such as the prominence of political conflict in mass media; the liberalization of the economy; and the impact of free market politics on Israeli culture.


Saturday November 19, 2016
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles

11.30 am
Part I Early Experiments in Film and Video: 1970 – 1980 (64 minutes)
curated by Ilana Tenenbaum

Part II An Art Form Coming into Its Own: 1980 – 1997 (30 minutes)
curated by Ilana Tenenbaum

1 pm

1:45 pm
Part III The Rise of the Medium: 1997 – 2005 (62 minutes)
curated by Sergio Edelsztein

Part IV State of Amnesia: 2005 – 2012 (61 minutes)
curated by Yael Bartana and Avi Feldman

4 – 5 pm
Panel discussion with:
Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute curator
Adam Berg, artist and Adjunct Associate Professor, Otis College of Art and Design and Adjunct Faculty, CalArts

THIS EVENT IS FREE; RSVP REQUIRED. Click here to reserve your place.

For a complete list of artists and program details, please visit

Image still: Rona Yefman and Tanja Schlander, ‘Pippi Longstocking, The Strongest Girl in the World’
(2006 – 2008), Single channel HD video.