Rotem Rozental is a photo-historian, writer and a curator based in Los Angeles. In 2015-2016 Rotem will serve as a research fellow at the Center for Jewish History, where she will pursue her Dissertation project, titled Photographic Archives, Nationalism and the Foundation of the Jewish State (1903-1948). Her exhibition, Dead Lands: Karkaot Mawat, is the winner of the NURTUREart 2015-2016 Curatorial Call.
Writing about Josh T. Franco’s work “In Tlilli, In Tlapalli: Three Tejanos in Red and Black,” Rotem Rozental follows the migration and reincarnation of individuals, colors, ideas, and legacies between New York City and Marfa, TX.
In Eyal Weizman’s new book, the reader joins the author as he hovers over contested territories in the Middle East, follows him as he traces the histories, ideologies, slippery borders, technologies, and narratives involved in the State-inflicted marginalization and displacement of the Bedouin inhabitants of the Negev desert, in Southern Israel. Rotem Rozental reviews “The Conflict Shoreline,” as well as Weizman’s methodology of forensic visual culture research.
Early in the summer of 2015, Robert Irwin returned to Dia:Beacon to erect an installation he has created in 1998, in a location where he himself designed both the building and its surroundings. However, the new reincarnation of his installation, Excursus, reveals more than Irwin’s long history of visual exploration.