Smiling at you

Sharone Lifschitz: Works 2000–2014

Blick in die Ausstellung »Smiling at you. Sharone Lifschitz« © Franz Kimmel

Smiling at you

Sharone Lifschitz: Works 2000–2014

Smiling at You
Sharone Lifschitz: Works 2000–2014

Since the turn of the millennium, Sharone Lifschitz (b. 1971 in Israel), who lives in London, has created a compelling body of work on memory, identity, and language. Employing a range of media including photography, video, graphic work, and installations, Lifschitz investigates the relationship we have with our individual and collective pasts. In the process she explores the multifaceted aspects of human interaction as well as language and devised imaginative strategies to find one’s way in the world. To this aim she placed advertisements in newspapers and made a systematic series of trips...

Smiling at You
Sharone Lifschitz: Works 2000–2014

Since the turn of the millennium, Sharone Lifschitz (b. 1971 in Israel), who lives in London, has created a compelling body of work on memory, identity, and language. Employing a range of media including photography, video, graphic work, and installations, Lifschitz investigates the relationship we have with our individual and collective pasts. In the process she explores the multifaceted aspects of human interaction as well as language and devised imaginative strategies to find one’s way in the world. To this aim she placed advertisements in newspapers and made a systematic series of trips by train, bus, and subway. She traveled around Germany, to Belgium, Ireland, and Great Britain, as well as to Israel, and the United States, and came into contact with a variety of people and talked to them. These interactions provided her with material for much of her art, which is characterized by empathy, humor, and a playful approach to language.

Her work “Speaking Germany,” already familiar to those living in Munich, was to be seen throughout the whole city in 2007 and accompanied the opening of the Jewish Museum Munich. Parts of this work can still be seen on the museum façade to this day.

“Smiling at You” places this much admired project within a larger context. A selection of performance, studio, and video work is presented on one exhibition level. On another floor, projects with a direct connection to Munich are shown. The highlight is the premiere of the video work “If I Were to Forget You” which was made especially for this exhibition—a meditation on Munich as can be seen today and that remembered by Jews from the city who had to flee.

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Duration of exhibition

February 26 - June 9, 2014

Curator

Emily D. Bilski
Bernhard Purin

Architecture

Juliette Israël, Munich

Blick in die Ausstellung »Smiling at you. Sharone Lifschitz« © Franz Kimmel
Blick in die Ausstellung »Smiling at you. Sharone Lifschitz« © Franz Kimmel
Blick in die Ausstellung »Smiling at you. Sharone Lifschitz« © Franz Kimmel
Blick in die Ausstellung »Smiling at you. Sharone Lifschitz« © Franz Kimmel
Ein Museum der Landeshauptstadt München