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Michal Rovner (Israeli, 1957- )

Michal Rovner, a New York-based artist, explores the borders of places, ideas, and media through video, film, and photography. Her site-specific installations along the Israel-Lebanon border feature digital images of amorphous figures, which she prints on murals to suggest both loss and survival. Field I, a recent project, was a large-screen video projection filmed both in the Negev desert and a New York snowstorm. Shown at the 2000 Whitney Biennial, it featured ghostly figures forging a path in an abstract landscape. These faceless wanderers, whose identities transcend time or nationality, draw the viewer into the pathos of an existential and abstract exile.
- Patricia Schaefer

Selected Bibliography

Rerych, Adenek. "The Real Way of Existence: Interview with Michal Rovner." Atelier Magazine (April 1993).

Michal Rovner: One Person Game Against Nature. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1994.

Michal Rovner. With essays by Sylvia Wolf and Henry Madoff. Chicago: Chicago Art Institute, 1993.


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