Michal Rovner

Michal Rovner

Michal Rovner’s (b. 1957, Israel) work in video, sculpture, drawing, sound and installation has been exhibited in over 60 solo exhibitions including a mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art, the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Jeu de Paume, and the Louvre. In 2006, Rovner began a series of monumental structures titled “Makom” (Place) using stones from dismantled or destroyed Israeli and Palestinian houses from Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa, the Galilee, and the border of Israel and Syria. She worked with Israeli and Palestinian masons to construct new spaces encompassing history, memory and time. In 2013, Rovner created the installation “Traces of Life” at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum devoted to the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered in the Shoah. Rovner’s video installations were exhibited at the Tate Gallery, the Stedelijk Museum, LVMH Headquarters, and Yad Vashem. Rovner lives and works in New York and Israel.

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Installation at the Musée du Louvre

, 2011, Installation view, Louvre Médiéval, Museé du Louvre, Paris, Photo Credit: Ardon Bar Hama.
Restoration of Louvre, 2011, Installation view, Louvre Médiéval, Museé du Louvre, Paris, Photo Credit: Ardon Bar Hama.
, 2011, steel vitrine with glass, seven stones and video projection, Museé du Louvre, Paris, France, 2011, Photo Credit: Ardon Bar Hama. 154 x 111 x 55 cm.
Fragments, 2011, steel vitrine with glass, seven stones and video projection, Museé du Louvre, Paris, France, 2011, Photo Credit: Ardon Bar Hama. 154 x 111 x 55 cm.
, Construction, 2011, Cour Napoléon, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Photo Credit: Baruch Rafic.
Makom II and Makom IV, Construction, 2011, Cour Napoléon, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Photo Credit: Baruch Rafic.
, 2005, Installation view, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, 2005, Photo Credit: Florian Kleinefenn. Video installation, Approximately 10 m long.
Fields of Fire, 2005, Installation view, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, 2005, Photo Credit: Florian Kleinefenn. Video installation, Approximately 10 m long.
, Installation view, Cour Napoléon, Museé du Louvre, Paris, France, 2011, Photo credit: Baruch Rafic.
Makom II, 2007-­‐2008 and Makom IV, 2010-­‐2011, Installation view, Cour Napoléon, Museé du Louvre, Paris, France, 2011, Photo credit: Baruch Rafic.
, 2004. steel vitrine with glass, stone and video projection, 57-1/8" x 32" x 20" (145.1 cm x 81.3 cm x 50.8 cm).
Karmel, 2004. steel vitrine with glass, stone and video projection, 57-1/8" x 32" x 20" (145.1 cm x 81.3 cm x 50.8 cm).
Site-specific video installtion, 2009, Installation view, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, Photo Credit: Ardon Bar Hama.
Site-specific video installtion, 2009, Installation view, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, Photo Credit: Ardon Bar Hama.
, 2006, Installation view, Chanel Building, Ginza, Tokyo. Site-­‐specific video installation.
Weave, 2006, Installation view, Chanel Building, Ginza, Tokyo. Site-­‐specific video installation.
, 2007-2008. stone structure, 11' 9-3/4" x 16' 4-7/8" x 16' 4-7/8" (360 cm x 500.1 cm x 500 cm).
Makom II, 2007-2008. stone structure, 11' 9-3/4" x 16' 4-7/8" x 16' 4-7/8" (360 cm x 500.1 cm x 500 cm).
, 2009. stone with video projection, 78-3/4" x 43-1/4" x 27-1/2" (200 cm x 109.9 cm x 69.9 cm).
Broken Time, 2009. stone with video projection, 78-3/4" x 43-1/4" x 27-1/2" (200 cm x 109.9 cm x 69.9 cm).
, 2004. steel vitrine with glass, stone and video projection, 57-1/8" x 32" x 20" (145.1 cm x 81.3 cm x 50.8 cm).
Degel, 2004. steel vitrine with glass, stone and video projection, 57-1/8" x 32" x 20" (145.1 cm x 81.3 cm x 50.8 cm).
, 2003.
Data Zone, Cultures Tables, 2003.
, 2003. pure pigment on archival paper, 44-1/8" x 57-3/8" (112.1 cm x 145.7 cm).
Wall Text #1, 2003. pure pigment on archival paper, 44-1/8" x 57-3/8" (112.1 cm x 145.7 cm).
, 2003, Installation view, LVMH Moët Hennessy-­‐ Louis Vuitton, Paris, France. Site-specific video installtion, 6 m high.
Untitled, Paris, 2003, Installation view, LVMH Moët Hennessy-­‐ Louis Vuitton, Paris, France. Site-specific video installtion, 6 m high.
, 2003. video projection and panel, 48" (121.9 cm) diameter.
Culture Plate #2, 2003. video projection and panel, 48" (121.9 cm) diameter.
, 2003. pure pigment on archival paper, 44-1/2" x 56-3/4" (113 cm x 144.1 cm).
More #1, 2003. pure pigment on archival paper, 44-1/2" x 56-3/4" (113 cm x 144.1 cm).
, 2008. Stone with video projection, 20 x 15-­‐1/2 x 8-­‐1/8 inches.
Tmuna, 2008. Stone with video projection, 20 x 15-­‐1/2 x 8-­‐1/8 inches.
Michal Rovner at work on Makom II, 2007-2008.
Michal Rovner at work on Makom II, 2007-2008.
, 2003. video projection and panel, 48" (121.9 cm) diameter.
Culture Plate #4, 2003. video projection and panel, 48" (121.9 cm) diameter.

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Restoration of Louvre , 2011, Installation view, Louvre Médiéval, Museé du Louvre, Paris, Photo Credit: Ardon Bar Hama.