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SOA Artists Participate in Israeli Art Week in New York, March 12-18


'One Second Sculpture With Ahtoy,' 2003, by Mika Rottenberg

Four current Israeli students and one recent alumnus from the School of the Arts, Visual Arts Division, will participate in the exhibition artis: The Future, March 12-18 at Nathan A. Bernstein & Co. Ltd., which specializes in 19th and 20th century Impressionist and Modern Masters. This special exhibition is part of artis, Israeli Art Week in New York.

The Columbia artists include:

- Guy Ben-Ner (MFA '03), a video artist who is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York, had a one-person exhibition last year. He currently has work on view at MoMA, Queens.

- Miki Carmi's (MFA '05) recent work focuses on large-scale portrait "heads" based on images of family members and close friends. Carmi grew up in Jerusalem and has been painting since he was 5. In 1998 he entered the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and in 2001 spent a year in Holland at the Royal Academy in Den Haag.

- Yoav Horesh (MFA '05), a black-and-white photographer whose work explores the sites of suicide bombings in Israel after the government has repaired them.

- Ohad Meromi (MFA '04), a sculptor who had a one-person exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum prior to attending Columbia's School of the Arts. He studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem.

- Mika Rottenberg (MFA '04), a video artist who exhibits her work with Kenny Shachter ConTEMPorary in New York. Her work was recently included in the Scope Art Fair in Miami.

artis, Israeli Art Week in New York, features a series of events showcasing contemporary Israeli artists working in the visual and plastic media. Events include exhibitions, panel discussions, screenings of award-winning Israeli documentaries and an auction of Israeli art at Sotheby's international art auction house.

Nathan A. Bernstein & Co. Ltd. is located at 121 E. 71 st Street, between Park and Lexington avenues. Hours for this exhibition are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Wednesday, March 17, when the gallery closes at 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday.

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Published: Mar 11, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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