Ausstellung/Exhibition #2: Dani Gal - Chanting Down Babylon

Halle fuer Kunst cordially invites you to

Exhibition #2:

Dani Gal - Chanting Down Babylon

29th March - 10th May 2009
Opening: Saturday 28th March 2009, 7pm

Location: Halle fuer Kunst Lueneburg eV, Reichenbachstr. 2, D-21335

The source materials in the works of Dani Gal (born 1975, Israel) are historical documents, media reports and interviews, which he transforms and updates into spatially filling, formally-reduced sound, image and video installations for the purpose of questioning their putative explicitness. He directs his interest particularly to individual voices in the polyphonic process of narrating and in the visibility accrued of the subjectivity and fictional character of specific past events. The gaping hole between the event and its current presentation which appears in this process is at the foreground of Gal's investigations – a gap which persistently oscillates between the collective and subjective memory between the event itself and that of its documented vidences.

The Berlin residing artist Dani Gal was born in Jerusalem in 1975. Following his studies in the visual arts at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem, Gal studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Kuenste Staedelschule, Frankfurt/Main and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Further to group shows at the Kunstmuseum Bonn (2008), the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin (2008), the Portikus Frankfurt/Main (2007), the Kunsthalle Exnergasse (2006), the Kunsthaus Baselland (2006) and the Halle fuer Kunst Lueneburg (2006), in 2008 Gal was awarded the Villa Romana Prize. At the moment he is a stipendiary of the Kuenstlerstaette Schloss Bleckede.

For the exhibition curated by Eva Birkenstock and Hannes Loichinger a
publication in the form of an artist book is to be published by
Argobooks Berlin which has been designed in close cooperation with
graphic artist Florian Lambl (Berlin). It is due to be published in
May 2009.

Evening event in the context of the exhibition:

Wednesday, 08th April 2009, 7.30pm, Artist's Talk
Dani Gal speaks about his works