Shelter / Miklat / Malja’
Organized by Cynthia Minet

Artists include » Jill D’Agnenica / Nechama Golan / Barbara Hashimoto / Cynthia Minet / Ricki Puch / Holly Tempo / Farid Abu Shakra / Yeheskel Yardeni

Opening: Saturday, March 22, 2003, 7-10 p.m.
March 22 thru April 18, 2003
Hours: Fri./Sat./Sun. 12 - 5 p.m.
Where: The Brewery Project 676 South Ave. 21 #33

The Brewery Project presents “Shelter / Miklat / Maljaa*,” an exhibition of work by contemporary video artists from Los Angeles organized by Cynthia Minet.

This exchange exhibition features eight artists—four based in Los Angeles and four based in Israel and the theme of the show was inspired by a venue in Tel Aviv, the Limbus Gallery, which is a converted air raid shelter.

This exchange grew out of a dialogue between Cynthia Minet and Ricki Puch that began during their involvement in the 2000-2001 international exchange exhibition “Spazi di Pace/Art for Peace.” Subsequent conversations and inquiries between the two artists have centered on the question of whether an art exhibition can help to further understanding of differing views and cultures. Working variously from personal memory to investigations of the concept of shelter against the backdrop of violence in the Middle East, each artist in this exhibition will engage an idea about “shelter” in his or her work. The exchange, which includes American and Israeli artists, is meant to open a channel of communication via artistic practice.

The exhibition will travel to Tel Aviv in June, 2003.

*Miklat and maljaa are, respectively, the Hebrew and Arabic words for shelter.