Bar Yerushalmi

Bar Yerushalmi is an independent curator and art consultant. He received his BA in Fine Arts from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and completed his MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London. He currently works as associate curator for 'Into the wild' artists development program at Chisenhale studios, and serves as advisor and co-curator for the The Ryder project space in London.

Pleasures of the other flesh

A painter who has internalized the Western Orientalist gaze, a minor artist given recognition as lip service to the British Indian community, or one who offers a sharp, complex, subversive outlook on identity, society, and sexuality? Bar Yerushalmi writes for Tohu about Indian-born painter Bhupen Khakhar's retrospective at the Tate Modern.

Playing dead

“The ability to study the world through empirical observations and to reach conclusions regarding the nature of reality has completely changed the way we experience the world around us.” Bar Yerushalmi on art and the science of consciousness at the exhibition “States of mind: Tracing the edge of consciousness,” showing now at the Wellcome Collection in London.

Tales of the Dead

Emily Jacir’s and Jumana Manna’s shows, both now on view in London, invite viewers to an encounter with opposing strategies for dealing with the limitations of archived memory. Bar Yerushalmi on the two shows.