Herzliya’s ‚anti-biennial‘

10.10.2011                      12.Tischrei. 5772


Herzliya's 'anti-biennial'

Museum of Contemporary Art's 'Second Strike' explores the relationship between the political and the aesthetic.

The third Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art, which opens today, challenges every expectation of the urban biennial art event: It does not strive for grandiose dimensions, it does not boast virtuoso works that celebrate art, and as a whole, it is not a celebration at all.
"Second Strike," curated by Ory Dessau, appears to reverse traditional roles and resists imposing its thesis on the artists whose work it features. They in turn dismantle the proposed thesis and continuously reconstruct it all over again, differently each time….