(Wash. Post) Israeli Nir Evron’s visually rich, multilayered take on history

Nir Evron Virgin Land

“In Virgin Land” (still), 2006. Digital video, stereo sound. 12 min. Courtesy: Evron, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.

My article “Israeli Nir Evron’s visually rich, multilayered take on history” appears in Washington Post. Here’s the lede:

When curator Lauren Ross first saw Nir Evron’s film, photographic and video works in his Tel Aviv studio three years ago, she was immediately drawn to the “visually rich” ways he layered history upon landscapes and architecture. The works, she found, were “visually seductive but also incredibly complex.”

“As soon as I saw that, I knew I wanted to work with him,” says Ross, who became the inaugural curator at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond a year ago.

Ross brought “Projected Claims” to Virginia Commonwealth after first exhibiting the show — three projected videos and seven photo-based inkjet prints — in her former job as contemporary art curator at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. It’s the biggest U.S. show to date for the 41-year-old artist.


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