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Homecoming artist

Author Shahar Marcus - Israël

Tittle: Homecoming artist

Film year 2011

Duration 3’58’’

In the video work home coming artist you can see the artist Shahar Marcus driving with his parents in his hometown Petah Tikva which is a small city near Tel Aviv. During the ride the people of the town are being asked do they know or heard about the artist. None of the people know and most of them don’t care about art at all. The drive implicates the gap between the art scene and the common citizen in small towns such as the artist hometown.

Bio: Shahar Marcus (Israel 1971) is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in video, performance and installations.

Marcus had exhibited in many exhibitions around the world including Tate modern in London, The Israel and the Tel Aviv museum in Israel, The Charlottenburg kunsthhalle in Copenhagen, The Moscow and Poznan Biennale The Moscow
museum of modern art and other venues in Germany France, Italy and Usa.