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米歇尔 鲁芙娜


Michal Rovner Topography. Stone and video projection.

Michal Rovner Topography. Stone and video projection.

Michal Rovner Edom, 2012. LCD screens, paper and video, 40.5 x 46.4 x 2.3 inches 103 x 118 x 6 cm .

Michal Rovner Edom, 2012. LCD screens, paper and video, 40.5 x 46.4 x 2.3 inches 103 x 118 x 6 cm .

Michal Rovner Tatsa, 2012. LCD screens, paper and video, 40.5 x 46.4 x 2.3 inches 103 x 118 x 6 cm .

Michal Rovner Tatsa, 2012. LCD screens, paper and video, 40.5 x 46.4 x 2.3 inches 103 x 118 x 6 cm .

About 米歇尔 鲁芙娜

米歇·魯芙娜(b. 1957,以色列)目前生活,工作在紐約和以色列的一個農場。魯芙娜通過她的視頻創作、 雕塑以及裝置在詩意的氛圍與政治的角逐之間創造了聯繫。在她的作品中,大群人物跟著節奏或整齊或無序 地運動,形成了一種新的語言方式。她的作品中關於時間與人類狀態的創作觸及了考古學和科技的範疇。魯 芙娜的作品在全世界超過五十次個人展覽中展出,其中包括職業中期在紐約惠特尼美術館的回顧展和 2011 年在巴黎盧浮宮的展覽「歷史」。她創作的其他特定場地的視頻裝置包括:1997 年泰特美術館的「共同利 益」,2012 年都靈裡沃利城堡的「時間裂縫」。佩斯畫廊自從 2003 年開始代理魯芙娜。

Press Release

  • Michal Rovner: Topography

    Pace is pleased to present Topography, an exhibition of new work by Michal Rovner. This will be the artist’s first show since her solo exhibition at Musée du Louvre, Paris in 2011. Topography will be on view at 508 West 25th Street from Thursday, November 8 through Saturday, December 22. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, November 7 from 6 to 8 PM.

    Rovner’s work in video, sculpture, and installation creates a chain of associations, from the poetic to the political. Addressing issues of time and the human condition, she also touches on processes of archeology and science. In the new body of work presented in this exhibition, landscape replaces abstracted human figures as the building blocks for the artist’s work. The main images in the exhibition are cypress trees, stony hilltops, and bare, arid, harsh, and desolate landscapes where, from time to time, as in a scene following a cataclysm, groups of people wander in the void.

    Many of Rovner's new works are projected on slabs of black limestone, connected in a way that highlights their separateness as well as their associations with archeology and fragmentation. The attachment and detachment creates an impression of something that has been disassembled and reassembled. The cypress tree, which is among the most ancient trees of the Mediterranean region, and is one of the classic symbols of the area's various cultures, is the most central element in Rovner’s new works. The artist writes, “On the one hand, the totemic cypress stands firmly planted in its place; on the other hand, its motion, its reaction to changing air currents, to the wind, activates the space and the works. It creates a sense of restlessness and expresses the constant physical, cultural and political fluctuations; soul and time fluctuations, like the shifting of the earth's tectonic plates.” - Yoram Verete, poet.

    Michal Rovner (b. 1957, Israel) is an internationally renowned artist with work held in more than thirty of the most significant collections worldwide. In 2011, the Musée du Louvre in Paris presented Histoires, a solo exhibition of Rovner’s work in three parts. In the Cour Napoléon, Rovner, assisted by her team of Israeli and Palestinian stone masons, erected two monumental seventy and forty-ton stone structures entitled Makom II and Makom IV (Hebrew for “place”) from the stones of destroyed Israeli and Palestinian houses. The exhibition continued in the Louvre’s Department of Near Eastern Antiquities (in the rooms devoted to Syria, Jordan, and Palestine) and the medieval moat, where videos were projected directly onto the walls and ancient objects in the museum’s collection.

    Rovner was recently invited to present a site-specific installation at the UNESCO world heritage site Mischanlage, (a former industrial plant once used to mix coal) in Essen for the Ruhr Triennale: International Festival of the Arts: 2012–2014. Her installation, entitled, Current, concluded on September 30, 2012. From November 15 through18, Rovner will present two video installations at the Narracje Festival in Gdansk, Poland.

    Rovner’s work has been exhibited worldwide in over fifty solo exhibitions, including Fields at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, presented in collaboration with the Festival d'Autume in 2005 and Michal Rovner: The Space Between, a mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York in 2002. Rovner represented Israel at the 50th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale with a solo exhibition entitled Against Order? Against Disorder?, in the Israeli Pavilion in 2003.

    In 2005, Rovner’s site-specific, permanent twelve-meter-high video projection, Living Landscape, was inaugurated at Yad Vashem among others, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem. Significant site specific video installations by the artist have also been presented at Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2012); LVMH Headquarters, Paris (2004); Chase Manhattan Bank, Park Avenue, New York (2000); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1999), among others. Notable screenings of Rovner’s work include Notes (2001), a collaboration with composer Philip Glass featured at the Lincoln Center Festival 2001, New York, and the Barbican Theater, London, and Border (1997), which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and was subsequently screened at more than a dozen major international venues including the Tate Gallery, London; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    In 2010, Rovner was honored with the Chevalier (Knight) Medallion of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France. The artist’s many accolades also include the Aviv Award, presented by the American Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) in recognition for her achievements in the Arts, and the Tel Aviv Museum Award (1997); among numerous other grants, fellowships, and awards.

    Rovner co-founded Tel Aviv’s Camera Obscura Art School for studies in photography, video, cinema and computer art in 1978. She studied cinema, television, and philosophy at Tel-Aviv University and received a B.F.A. in photography and art from the Bezalel Academy of Art in 1985. Rovner was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2008.

    Michal Rovner lives and works between New York City and a farm in Israel. She has been represented by Pace Gallery since 2003.

    For more information about Michal Rovner: Topography, please contact Pace’s public relations department at 212.421.8987. For general inquiries, please email; for reproduction requests, email


On the occasion of Michal Rovner's exhibition at 508 West 25th Street in New York, Art in America magazine sat down with Rovner for an interview about her new work and her recent show at the Louvre. Click here for the full interview.