Current Exhibition

Yael Bartana INFERNOYael Bartana: Inferno
Now – October 19, 2014

A powerful new cinematic offering from renowned Israeli artist Yael Bartana, Inferno centers on a massive replica of Solomon’s Temple currently being constructed by a Neo-Pentecostal Church in São Paulo, Brazil. In just 18 minutes Inferno implodes traditional concepts of place, time and belief. Bartana combines real events with a “pre-imagining” that is sure to inspire a flood of questions and spark debate around topics such as creation, ritual, memorialization and commercialization. With its rich pageantry, stylized costuming and references to epic Hollywood blockbusters, Inferno has been referred to as a “visual feast.” The Maltz Museum’s video installation is the film’s second showing in the U.S. and its Midwest premiere.

Shows continuously throughout the day. Admission is included with regular admission to the Museum.

Yael Bartana: Inferno is organized by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and made possible with generous support from Toby Devan Lewis, Dealer Tire, Jewish Federation’s Israel Arts Connection and Joanne and Margaret Cohen.

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Photo: Yael Bartana. Production images from Inferno (details), 2013. Courtesy of the artist; Petzel, New York; Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam; and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.