KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Michal Helfman

27 Jan - 13 Mar 2016

© Michal Helfman
photo: Sebastian Bach
Running Out of History
27 January – 13 March 2016

RUNNING OUT OF HISTORY is a new fictional video work by Israeli artist Michal Helfman. It features two sets of dialogs that revolve around the activist G., an Israeli woman who is the founder and head of a NGO which provides humanitarian aid to populations in crisis. During the last four years the NGO has been smuggling humanitarian aid to the besieged population in Syria. The work examines the concept of “smuggling” as both a concrete activist tool and as a metaphor for the artistic act, which constantly traces alternative paths within existing orders.

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