Celebrating Israel's 70th Anniversary:
Michal Rovner and Tal Shochat

In 2018, the State of Israel marks seventy years since its founding by the United Nations following World War II. For this occasion, the Nevada Museum of Art presents work by two female Israeli artists who create work that is simultaneously grounded in the history of photography, while delivering a fresh and independent viewpoint to the dialogue surrounding art and environment.

Several years ago, the Nevada Museum of Art partnered with John and Catherine Farahi to organize a trip to Israel for Museum patrons that combined historical and cultural site visits with architecture tours, museum visits and stops at artists’ studios. Two of the contemporary artists that the group encountered—established sculptor and video artist Michal Rovner, and mid-career photographer Tal Shochat—resonated with the group and with the Museum’s focus on artists and their creative interactions with natural, built, and virtual environments. Works by Rovner and Shochat have been brought together for this exhibition marking Israel’s anniversary.

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Premier Sponsor
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa | Catherine and John Farahi

Lead Sponsor
Anonymous

Major Sponsor
John and Carol Ann Badwick

Sponsor
Susan Baker, Wawona Foundation
Crystal Family Foundation

Supporting Sponsors
Nancy Flanigan; Heidi Allyn Loeb; Mary Catherine and Ken Pierson; Sandy Raffealli | Bill Pearce Motors; Suzanne Silverman and Dennis Dworkin

Additional Support
Iris and Mark Frank; Mimi Ellis-Hogan; Sharon and Gary Jacobson; Hy Kashenberg; Gary Lieberthal; Cary Lurie; Nancy and Alan Maiss; Jacob Margolis; Leslie and Steve Pansky; Joan and Michael Pokroy; Jean Venneman and YaYa Jacoby; Darby and David Walker

Michal Rovner, Untitled 7 (Panorama), 2015. LCD screen, paper, video

Tal Shochat, Cherry Tree (Spring) from triptych, 2017, C-Print. © Tal Shochat. Photograph courtesy Meislin Projects.