Carla Zaccagnini presents the 34th Bienal de São Paulo
02 Dec 2019
Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
The Center for Contemporary Art is Israel’s foremost institution for the commissioning and presentation of experimental contemporary art, and as such is a vibrant place of inspiration, provocation, and reflection. Situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, the CCA is a registered nonprofit organization that produces four to six unique large-scale exhibitions annually, often focusing on time-based or site-specific practices by outstanding local and international artists. Along with exhibitions, the CCA organizes a wide variety of public programming, including panels, screenings, artist talks, and performances that challenge perceived notions and stimulate debate, experimentation, and engagement.
The CCA is housed in a municipal building that contains two exhibition spaces and an auditorium in its approximately 300 square meter facilities. These spaces often come to life through solo exhibitions, and have housed the work of major international artists who have not shown in Israel before, including Marina Abramovic, Sharon Lockhart, Gary Hill, Rosa Barba, and Christian Jankowski. Many important Israeli artists have had their first institutional solo exhibitions at the CCA, including Yael Bartana, Guy Ben Ner, Roee Rosen, Nir Evron, Michal Helfman, and Nira Pereg. Most exhibitions are accompanied by catalogues with commissioned texts that contextualize these artists’ practices and further the discussions they spur among Israeli and international audiences.