KUMSITZ. The Bronner Residency Grant Holders, Part II

21.02.2016 – 01.05.2016

“Kumsitz” (Hebrew: campfire), is a word that developed from the Yiddish-German phrase “komm” (come) and “sitz” (sit). It is a word that has wandered much, just like the fourteen German and Israeli artists who participated in the Bronner Artist in Residence Programme from 2012 to 2014, living and working for numerous months in Düsseldorf and Tel Aviv, respectively. At KIT they show pictures, sculptures, and videos they made under the influence of living abroad. The German participants are Angela Fette, Sabine Dusend, Christoph Knecht, Sebastian Mejia, Jens Pecho, Leunora Salihu, Katja Tönnissen, and Alexander Wissel; the Israelis are Nadav Bin-Nun, Rafram Chaddad, Uri Gershuni, Nir Harel, Alma Itzhaky, Barak Ravitz, and Gil Yefman.

The exhibition, which opened in May 2015 at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, will be shown in a modified form at KIT – Kunst im Tunnel. The show originated in a 2008 collaboration between the Dan und Cary Bronner Stiftung, the Kunststiftung NRW, the Goethe-Institut in Tel Aviv and the Tel Aviv Artists' Studios. The program’s first twelve graduates already presented their works in a joint exhibition at KIT in 2012.

This exhibition is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW and the Bronner Stiftung.

With Nadav Bin-nun, Rafram Chaddad, Sabine Dusend, Angela Fette, Uri Gershuni, Nir Harel, Alma Itzhaky, Christoph Knecht, Sebastian Mejia, Jens Pecho, Barak Ravitz, Leunora Salihu, Katja Tönnissen, Alexander Wissel (with Jochen Weber and Moritz Wegwerth), Pavel Wolberg, Gil Yefman.


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