Wherever I am presents recent work, mostly unseen previously in the UK, by Yael Bartana and Emily Jacir. Their works in video and installation reflect their respective backgrounds, Israeli and Palestinian. Alongside there is a new selection of wartime photographs by Lee Miller. All three artists make work with a deep respect for individuals caught up in events beyond their control. The title of the exhibition reflects how their approach to making art is indelibly marked by their personal histories – wherever they are in the world.
Yael Bartana was born in 1970 in Jerusalem. She currently lives in Amsterdam and works in Amsterdam and Israel. Emily Jacir was also born in 1970. She lives and works in Ramallah on the West Bank and in New York. Lee Miller was born in 1907 in New York State and died in Sussex, England in 1977.
Wherever I am at Modern Art Oxford is the first opportunity to see this important work in Britain.
Wherever I am is being presented in association with Visiting Arts. Lee Miller works are lent by The Lee Miller Archives. The exhibition is curated by Andrew Nairne, Director of Modern Art Oxford. A special publication designed by Peter Willberg, includes texts by Galit Eilat, Linda Grant, David Mellor, Edward Said, and Tom Vanderbilt.