Artist talk: Meir Tati

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Pro Arte Foundation, Peter and Paul Fortress, Neva Curtian
19.12.2014 - 19:00

Meir Tati (Tel Aviv) is an artist and the Head of Community and Education Department at Moby- Museum of Bat Yam, Israel. He is currently working on his master at Sandberg institute as a part of the School of Missing Studies program. He has shown his work extensively in Israel at venues, such as, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Kav 16 Gallery, The Israel Museum, Gutman Museum, CCA Tel Aviv and more. He has also exhibited internationally at the CCA Andratx Art Center, Mallorca, Rohad Contemporary, Copenhagen, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, FADO Performance Art Center, Toronto, Canada, Moscow International Biannual for Young Art, Moscow, Russia, Istanbul Biannual, Turkey and more.

How to work in a country that doesn't want you there

During the last summer in Israel the same war circle repeated itself. This time the difference was a general strong feeling of hate towards anyone who did not hold the right wing standpoint. Meaning, pro war. This hatred and persecution flooded the social network, media and the streets. At the demonstrations, the police was trying to keep us safe from the right wing protesters but on the same time didn'twant to do so. The number of people on the left side was so small, that it felt useless to even be there. It was the first time that i didn't understand why i live in a country that does not want me there.

In my presentation I will talk about my activities as an artist and the Director of Community and Education Department at MoBY - Museums of Bat - Yam, in the political climate in Israel.

The artist talk is organised by the Creative Association of Curators TOK
with the support of the Consulate General of Israel in St Petersburg 

Address: The Pro Arte Foundation
 3 Peter and Paul Fortress
197046, St.Petersburg, Russia  
tel: (812) 233 00 40, 233 05 53
Free admission