Frederic Brenner: An Archeology of Fear and Desire
Exhibition Dates: May 7 – July 3, 2015
Artist’s Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 7
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Frederic Brenner's An Archeology of Fear and Desire seeks to
re-contextualize Israel as place and metaphor, as he explores longing, belonging and exclusion in a land of devouring myths. This visual essay depicts an ongoing experiment in survival as the photographs confront the promise attached to the land and the complex fabric of multiple identities, radical otherness and almost unbearable dissonance.
This body of work represents Brenner's contribution to This Place, a monumental group project that explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. Initiated by Brenner and inspired by such historic projects as the Farm Security Administration, This Place constitutes a vast and fragmented portrait, alive to all the rifts and paradoxes of this important and much contested place.
Copies of An Archeology of Fear and Desire monograph will be available at the Artist’s Opening Reception.
To learn more about this exhibition, please visit Howard Greenberg Gallery