July 15 - August 4, 2013
Alexandra Ben-Abba, Noa Charuvi, Naomi Safran-Hon
Fragile Territories brings together artwork by three Israeli artists of the same generation who explore their complex relationships to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While each artist moved to the United States to pursue her own artistic exploration, it is the home she left behind that beckons her full attention. Individually, the artists wrestle with poetic notions of faith and loss while enacting artistic processes that question the division between personal identity and national responsibility. Together, they represent a growing community of Israeli expats struggling to unpack the meaning and significance of this inheritance. Through diverse materials and processes each artist navigates the fragile territories of security and humanitarian accountability within Israel’s national history as it intersects with a thinly veiled private life.