Catalyzing Change:
Contemporary Art & Social Justice

Artis and NIF present an evening of art and conversation about social justice in Israel.

Ido Michaeli, still from Ethiopian Curtain of the Ark, 2013

Join us as we explore the intersection of contemporary art and social change, with a focus on the marginalized communities represented in the exhibition Centrifuge, presented by Artis, on view at the Nathan Cummings Foundation through February 28.

6pm – Cocktail Reception
6:20pm – Gallery Tour of Centrifuge with exhibiting artist Ido Michaeli
7pm – Discussion with:

Nadia Ben-Youssef, USA Representative, Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Mati Milstein, Photojournalist, Palestinian Territories and Israel

Moderated by:
Stephanie Ives, New York Director, New Israel Fund

Thursday, January 23

Nathan Cummings Foundation
475 Tenth Avenue at 36th Street, 14th floor
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Centrifuge is an exhibition featuring work by 16 artists that explores the complexity of contemporary life in Israel through the marginalized communities that exist on the peripheries of society. Rather than depicting the country as a unified or stable entity, Centrifuge presents work that engages with Israel's many diverse edges – whether ethnic, religious, cultural or political – and the vying centrifugal forces that push some communities to society's edges and others to its center. Centrifuge is presented by Artis and curated by Chen Tamir.

Artis is an independent nonprofit organization that broadens international awareness and understanding of contemporary art from Israel, and provides important resources, programs and platforms for artists and art professionals to develop lasting partnerships with the global art community.

Artis and NIF are generously supported by the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

*This is a catered event.

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