Jewish Museum Opens Composed. Identity, Politics, Sex Installation

The Jewish Museum in New York presents Composed. Identity, Politics, Sex an installation on view through June 30, 2012.


Adi Nes (Israeli, b. 1966) Untitled, from Soldiers, 1996 Chromogenic color print 35 1/4 x 35 7/16 in. (89.5 x 90 cm) The Jewish Museum, New York Purchase: Omega Philanthropic Fund, 1999-18

Composed presents a selection of photo-based works by seven contemporary artists in the final gallery of the museum’s permanent exhibition. Using conventional forms of photography—including traditional portraiture, photojournalism, and online profile pictures—the artists focus on the highly mediated politics of sex and desire. As a group, they build an emotional portrait of the overlapping national, ethnic, and sexual identities that make up our public and private lives. The artists capture these complex identities in moments that range from loving and devastating to transformative and awkward. Artists represented include: Marc Adelman, Gloria Bornstein, AA Bronson, Debbie Grossman, Adi Nes, Collier Schorr, and Rona Yefman.

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