Assaf Shoshan

1973 (Jérusalem)
Living in : Tel Aviv et Paris
Working in : Tel Aviv et Paris
Artist's gallery

"I grew up in a village in Sinai that no longer exists. I have made several series of portraits, landscapes and videos in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. In my work, I try to question the strange political situation and the daily life of the inhabitants of a society on the brink of collapse.
I don't make war pictures. My work never speaks directly about the conflict that has been going on here for 100 years. But the anxiety, the waiting, the absence linked to this war are always mysteriously present. I interrogate questions of identity and belonging, the feeling of strangeness. My vision is influenced by my own history as the grandson of immigrants and refugees who chose to live in a foreign country. What interests me is to show the fragility of life in Israel today and the temporary dimension of the human condition."

Photo © Laura Piani

Artist's works


2003, photographie, 50 x 40 cm. ...



2006, photographie, 40 x 50 cm. ...



Catalogue de l'exposition "Pluriel, Regards sur l'art contemporain israélien"

A l'occasion de Pluriel-Regards sur l'art contemporain israélien, les éditions Art Absolument publient le catalogue de l'exposition. Cette publication bilingue (français-anglais) de 150 pages avec de nombreuses illustrations couleurs, permet aux lecteurs une immersion dans l'univers des 15 artistes exposés et, plus généralement, propose une réflexion sur la scène artistique israélienn ...


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