Sharone Lifschitz "The Line and the Circle"

The Jewish Museum

poster for Sharone Lifschitz "The Line and the Circle"

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London based artist Sharone Lifschitz was born in Israel and grew up on Kibbutz Nir Oz. She is the daughter of two founding members of this kibbutz. In her video, the artist and her mother returned together to the darkroom for the first time in more than 20 years. The 14 images were selected by the artist and taken by her mother and other members of the kibbutz between 1959 and 1982. The printing of the images shapes the conversation between the two women through both content and ritual.
Lifschitz says "In the last few years I am for the first time able to see my relationship with my mother as partly separated from the context of the kibbutz." The women discuss both the pros and cons of kibbutz life, and in particular the effects of raising a child in that community. Their conversation is a meditation on idealism and practicality, and the demise of a socialist utopia.
[Image: Sharone Lifschitz "The Line and the Circle" (2009) Video 19:26 min.]



from February 11, 2011 to August 21, 2011

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