"The Situation" is an artistic collaboration between Israeli artists. Wishing to give a fresh view point to moments in reality that are not included in news coverage, to send out another voice—a voice of hope. Song by author David Grossman, video art by artist Michal Rovner, composed by Yoni Rechter, Hadag Nachash, Daniel Zamir and Berry Sakharof. "What is this song about? The situation we live in, what we have grown accustomed to calling "HAMATZAV" - The Situation. Hearts have har
Gray Matters opens May 20th at the Wexner Center for the Arts, and includes works by Pace artists Tara Donovan and Michal Rovner. The survey exhibition looks at the work of 37 contemporary female artists who have explored the practice of grisaille, a French term for working in shades of gray. The exhibiton will feature works from Donovan's latest series, Compositions (Cards), wall-mounted framed works in various sizes that explore stratification as both a sculptural technique and a means to c
Pace is pleased to annouce the inclusion of work by Tony Smith, Michal Rovner, and Song Dong in Art Basel 2017's Unlimited exhibition. Unlimited, curated by Gianni Jetzer, is Art Basel's exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand, including massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances. Unlimited will run concurrently with Art Basel, from June 15 through 18, 2017, in Basel, Switzerland. Tony Smith, Source
Michal Rovner has created a signed, framed, limited-edition print in support of Women Wage Peace and their March of Hope. The artist says, "I was moved to witness, especially during these times, a growing movement embracing women from different ends of the political map and diverse parts of society, who believe that beyond the existing gaps and controversies it is important to sustain a dialogue of honor and friendship, and that it is possible to find a way to live in peace one next to the
FUTURE\PACE introduces a pioneering approach to commissioning major artworks in the public realm. Collaborating with innovative artists, The New Makers, Future\Pace will re-examine the role of public art, architecture, urban planning and regeneration. The ‘gallery without walls’ will add new layers of meaning and wonder to the built environment and public realm. Read more from the New Makers manifesto here. #FUTUREPACE
Established by Pace London President Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and Futurecity Founder Mark Davy, the new venture will offer a pioneering approach to commissioning art ‘in the public realm’. The partnership builds on the expansive and important histories of both Pace and Futurecity, bridging Pace’s extensive global resources with Futurecity’s innovative approach to developing large scale commissions for artists in the public realm. Future\Pace will explore a world where the interchange of di
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour interviewed Michal Rovner about the artist’s exhibition Panorama at Pace London. In the interview, Rovner discusses themes, techniques and images in the exhibition, the sociological undercurrents that inform her practice, and the role of artists. She says that artists can “give you another viewpoint, maybe a fresh viewpoint, of a reality.” The full interview is accessible here.
NAPLES-Passaggi/Passages, Michal Rovner's permanent Video Fresco at Stazione Municipio, Naples, will be inaugurated in June 2015. Rovner is currently completing her permanent installation in the largest urban art project in Europe: MN Metropolitana, Napoli. The 37 x 5 meter plastered and hand-painted wall with projection, engages the site's (subway station) function as a transit hub as well as the many layers of history embedded within the place. Stazione Municipio was designed by Archit
The City of London and Canary Wharf Group have comissioned Michal Rovner to create a number of video installations for a new crossrail station. Opening in 2018, several pieces depicting a continual stream of people in motion will be permanent fixtures throughout the station in Canary Wharf. These public artworks will be seen by over 25 million passengers a year and will be curated by Future City.“The preliminary ideas for these works were inspired by the site, envisioning the human interaction a
This autumn, Michal Rovner's work, Tracing II, 2013, will be included in the ninth annual Sotheby’s Beyond Limits, a selling exhibition of monumental sculpture at Chatsworth, Derbyshire. From her highly regarded series of flat screen wall mounted videos, Tracing II features Rovner’s distinctive imagery of cypress trees, bare, desolate landscapes and figures wandering into the void. Addressing issues of time and the human condition, Rovner will appear alongside established modern sculptural maste
This spring, Michal Rovner's work will be included in the photographic project ToledoContemporánea, presented by Ivorypress and curated by Elena Ochoa Foster. The exhibition, held at San Marcos Church in Toledo, Spain, is part of the exhibition program celebrating the fourth centennial of El Greco in collaboration with the Fundación El Greco 2014. The exhibition is on view through June 14, 2014, open to the public everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Read more from Ivorypress here.
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze, taking place at Regent’s Park, in London, UK from 17 – 20 October 2013. The gallery’s stand (G8) will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, video, and multimedia works spanning over 50 years from the 1950s to the present. Pace presentation will feature a selection of works by Lucas Arruda, Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, Brian Clarke, Chuck Close, George Condo, Keith Coventry, Jim Dine, James Franco,
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in ArtInternational Istanbul, taking place at Halic Congress Center, from 16–18 September 2013. The gallery’s booth D2 will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, installations, video, and multimedia works spanning from the 1980s to the present.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 marked the opening of the new Permanent Exhibition Shoah in Block 27 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, presenting new work Traces of Life: The World of the Children by Michal Rovner. The new exhibition combines powerful visual displays with short texts, that will provide a profound experience for the some 1.5 million annual visitors to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Rovner is featured among curators, historians, philosophers, artists and designers, including Chanan de Lange, D
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in SP-Arte, taking place at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, in São Paulo from 4 – 7 April 2013. The gallery’s booth (G2) will include Joel, a large-scale oil-on-canvas portrait of American sculptor Joel Shapiro by Chuck Close; an elegant sculpture by Alexander Calder; a stained glass sculpture homage to the legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer by Brian Clarke; and a painting by Mark Rothko. The gallery is proud to feature work
Pace is delighted to announce its participation in Art Dubai, held from 20 to 23 March. Highlights of Pace’s booth (J14) will include Les Trois Pics, a monumental black stabile by Alexander Calder; three of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Dioramas; and a wood sculpture by American artist Maya Lin. Pace will also show works by Yto Barrada, Brian Clarke, Keith Coventry, Tara Donovan, Kevin Francis Gray, Robert Irwin, Maya Lin, Yoshitomo Nara, Michal Rovner, Lucas Samaras, Bosco Sodi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James
A week after Hurricane Sandy, Pace opened two new exhibitions in Chelsea: Michal Rovner's Topography at 508 West 25th Street and Ed and Nancy Reddin Kienholz's The Ozymandias Parade / Concept Tableaux at 510 West 25th Street. Rovner's works synthesize projections and technology to explore landscape, geography, and archealogy. The Ozymandias Parade, a scathing installation commenting on the abuse of political power. To learn more about the backstory of The Ozymandias Parade, read the New York Obs
The Pace Gallery stand, featuring works by Zhang Huan 1. THE PACE GALLERY (NEW YORK, LONDON, & BEIJING) Pace's booth finds a perfect equilibrium between the open and the closed, the light and the dark, the settled and the moving. Zhang Huan's heads are a mind-bending welcome, strewn across a mossy landscape and sending shadows onto the outer walls of the booth. Inside, Michal Rovner's projections of walking and jumping figures on stone slabs and bowls relay the continued wanderlust and que
Two Israelis, the artist Michal Rovner and the writer Etgar Keret, are among this year's recipients of the Chevalier (Knight ) medallion of France's Order of Arts and Letters. The French Minister of Culture and Communications published the list of award recipients ahead of France's national holiday, Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14. Winners are recognized for the quality of their work and the close ties they have forged with the French public. Annette Levy Willard, the cultural attache at th
A mother cradles her baby in one arm and an AK-47 in another in Rina Castelnuovo’s searing photograph “Gush Katif.” A pair of photographs by Barry Fryd-lender captures a lively café scene in downtown Tel Aviv and the café’s aftermath following a suicide bombing. Natan Dvir looks at the variety and depth of religious faith in Israel in a trio of photographs, including a Christian baptism, a Muslim gathering, and a haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Purim celebration. These are but three of nine Israeli ar