Petka Tikva Museum of Art
Their works reflect a generation of young video artists who have devised a variety of strategies for approaching the harsh, polarized reality surrounding them. The videos respond to one stratum or more in the multi-layered structure of identity, whether the individual, public, cultural, historic, or political. They appropriate forms, symbols, objects, and sites directly from the physical landscape, often transforming them into subtle political commentary. Shahar Marcus employs humor as a tool for deconstructing history's explosive potential, while Yosef-Joseph Yaakov Dadoune’s personal poetry exemplifies the work of mourning, in an attempt to come to terms with the violence of history, the violence of social hardship, or simply—the interpersonal violence so prevalent in our region.