L’Space at 524 West 19th Street New York City, NY 10011. June 14th, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
Join us in the gallery for a book discussion about Lili Almog’s latest photography book, Betweenness. The event will feature the artist, Lili Almog, in conversation with Jean Dykstra, the esteemed editor of photograph magazine and author of the foreword for Betweenness. The talk will follow a performance art piece, directed by Lili Almog and performed by Lizzy Fernandez. The evening will kick off with the performance at 5:30 and the talk will begin at 6.
Conversation and performance will delve into the making of and inspirations for the book. Topics range from politically charged images in photography to the role of image making in modern faith. The book serves as a visual narrative of the artist’s own struggle with spirituality and invites viewers to reflect on the complex relationship between faith, personal expression, and social perceptions. The performance incorporates movements and choreography from a sensual dance discipline to tell a story that subverts the expectation of extroverted femininity. Betweenness was published by Kehrer Verlag and more information about the book can be found on our website.
Lili Almog is renowned for her intimate spiritual portraits of women’s cultural identities around the world. She has been exhibited widely, with solo shows at several international venues including The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; Emmanuel Walderdoff Gallery, Germany; Photographers’ Place, UK; The Alternative Museum, New York; Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA; Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark; Ffotogallery, UK; Prague House of Photography, Czech Republic; and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel.
Jean Dykstra is a photography critic and the editor of photograph magazine. She has contributed to The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, and Broadcast, Pioneer Works’ online magazine, among other publications. Dykstra has written essays for numerous books, exhibition catalogues, and monographs, including Vera Lutter: Fragments of Time Past, Running Falling Flying Floating Crawling (Saint Lucy Books), Jessica Backhaus: A Trilogy (Kehrer Verlag), and Albert Watson: Kaos (Taschen).
Lizzy Fernandez is an Argentinian professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer specializing in belly dance, hip-hop, and a myriad of other forms.