Artist talk: Ruti Sela

  • Ruti Sela, "El Parabero", 2010, video
    1/5 | Ruti Sela, "El Parabero", 2010, video
  • Ruti Sela, "Pride Parade", 2005, video
    2/5 | Ruti Sela, "Pride Parade", 2005, video
  • Ruti Sela, "Tank", 2012, video
    3/5 | Ruti Sela, "Tank", 2012, video
  • Ruti Sela, "Steps", 2006, video
    4/5 | Ruti Sela, "Steps", 2006, video
  • Ruti Sela, "For the Record", 2013, video
    5/5 | Ruti Sela, "For the Record", 2013, video
Arsenal, Nizhniy Novgorod, the Kremlin, 6
12.12.2014 - 19:00
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The project 'Mobile Archive' hosts its last event in Russia before leaving the country and moving further - an artist talk with Ruti Sela will take place in Niznniy Novgorod on December 12th before the project closes on December 14th. Ruti Sela, who received numerous art prizes and widely exhibited internationally, will speak about her art projects and artistic practice. 

Ruti Sela is an artist based in Tel Aviv. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and at the Film Department of the Tel Aviv University, and teaches at Haifa University and The Avni Institute of Art and Design and at the Midrasha Art School. Throughout 2011, she has been a guest resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. She has received a number of prizes and scholarships, among them the Anselm Kiefer prize. Her work has been shown internationally at various exhibitions and venues, including the Biennale of Sydney (2006); the Istanbul Biennial (2009); Berlin Biennial (2010); Manifesta 8 (2010), Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Art in General, New York; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London; and Jeu de Paume, Paris. In 2009, she co-organized “The Exterritory Project” with Maayan Amir, which won the 2011 Young Artist Award from UNESCO and received coverage in The New York Times. 

The Mobile Archive is a traveling collection of Israeli video art that belongs to the Israeli Center for Digital Art and contains more than 2500 titles. The archive includes video art, sound art, film, and documentation of performances and installations by Israeli and international artists in the field of media art. Many of the works are linked thematically through questions of identity, militarism, and nationalism, as well as other sociopolitical issues relevant to the region. One of the main principles of the Mobile Archive is its accessibility and openness to the public at large: the archive is presented in a video library format, where each visitor will be able to choose freely from hundreds of existing video works, and view the selected pieces. Mobile Archive has since been represented as an independent project as well as a part of various art events at more than 20 venues including Hamburg Kunstwerein, WYSPA Institute of Art in Gdansk, Art in General in New York, Centro Da Ciltura Judaica in Sao Paulo and many others. In Russia, where the Mobile Archive arrives for the first time and is curated by Maria Veits (the Creative Association of Curators TOK, St Petersburg) it has been shown in St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Nizhniy Novgorod. 


Address: Arsenal, Nizhniy Novgorod, the Kremlin, 6, opening hours: Tue-Sun, 12.00-20.00, Monday closed, tel: (831) 422-75-55 

Admission free
Project organizers:
Creative Association of Curators TOK
in partnership with the Israeli Center for Digital Art
Project partner:
Volga region branch branch of the National Center for Contemporary Art 
Mobile Archive in Nizhniy Novgorod is supported by: