Barak, a Tel-Aviv based artist, curator and Head of the fine arts department at Kibbutzim College will talk about his conceptual approach to photography and the importance of distance.
Yair Barak is an Israeli artist, Graduated (Cum Laude) from the Camera Obscura School of art, Tel Aviv and studied for MFA at Bard College, New-York. Barak works within the realm of photography and video are raising up questions of historiography, memory and the boundaries of the medium, exhibited widely in Israel and Europe and are kept amongst important collections worldwide. In 2005 Barak has established the photography department in Minshar for arts in Tel-Aviv and today stands as head the fine arts school at Kibbutzim college, Tel Aviv.
In 2014 The Tel Aviv Museum of art held a major solo exhibition by Barak, titled Moving away from something he stares at, accompanied by a book with the same title. In 2017 Barak will exhibit Continents and Faces, a two venues exhibition both at the Herzliya Museum of contemporary art and the Herzliya Artist Residence. Barak is a recipient of the Ministry of culture award (2012), The America-Israel fund (2001,2002) and was granted Outset grant as well as The Israeli Lottery grant and was supported by The Ostrovsky Family Fund for cinema and video. Barak is represented by Gowen contemporary, Geneva.
Photography as a question of distance: artist talk with Yair Barak
29.06.2022, 17 Uhr
Klasse Kunst im zeitgenössischen Kontext / Prof. Andrea Büttner
EG Südbau, R 0270
Menzelstraße 13-15, 34121 Kassel