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Iniva at Rivington Place presents Roee Rosen. Vile, Evil Veil

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) presents the first UK solo exhibition of Israeli artist, writer and filmmaker Roee Rosen: Vile, Evil Veil. The exhibition consists of two seminal works: the award winning film Out (Tse) and the installation piece Live and Die as Eva Braun alongside a dramatic new work specially created for the exhibition, covering all five panels of the Rivington Place window overlooking the street.

The demon moves from one surrogate to another, and ‘belongs’ to them all, he is ours. Roee Rosen

Roee Rosen, “Out (Tse),” film still, 2010. 34 minutes.

Through innovative role-play Rosen stages the ethical dilemmas that underlie social reality in his native Israel, and beyond. In Live and Die as Eva Braun (1995-97) the spectator is invited to become Eva Braun, Hitler’s lover, during the last days of the war, experiencing intimacy with the dictator, his suicide and a short trip to hell. When displayed in the Israel Museum in 1997 this work drew such controversy that the then Minister for Education requested its closure. Since then the work has been acclaimed as ‘groundbreaking’ and displayed in Berlin, New York, and Warsaw. Live and Die as Eva Braun is an installation and a book. 66 works on paper and ten segments of text are on display; the curators worked with architects to completely refigure the work for its showing in Rivington Place’s ground floor gallery, Project Space 1.

Rosen’s award winning film Out (Tse) (34mins; 2010) is screened upstairs at Rivington Place. The film deals with boundaries between the body and state, radical sexuality and politics through a staged domination/ submission exorcism scene set in an ordinary living room. The film has won awards at Venice, Oberhausen, Sarajevo film festivals and Bucharest experimental film festival.

Roee Rosen: Vile, Evil Veil contributes to the discussions about the Middle East which Iniva has explored through recent exhibitions and projects.

Roee Rosen: Vile, Evil Veil is curated by Hila Peleg (Berlin). Exhibition architecture by KUEHN MALVEZZI (Berlin)

A series of events, Blasphemy and Redemption, accompanies the exhibition. Curated and presented by Adrian Rifkin, Professor of Art Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London, the events explore sexuality and politics and ventriloquism. For full details and to book visit:

Visitor information
Rivington Place opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am–6pm, Late Thursdays: 11am–9pm, Saturday: 12–6pm, closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission free. Nearest Tubes: Old Street/Liverpool Street/Shoreditch High St. For Rivington Place enquiries contact: +44 (0)20 7749 1240 [email protected], /

For further information and images please contact: Helen Idle, [email protected] / tel 020 7749 1247 Sheena Balkwill, [email protected] / tel 020 7749 1246

About Iniva
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) engages with new ideas and emerging debates in the contemporary visual arts, reflecting in particular the diversity of contemporary society. We work with artists, curators, creative producers, writers and the public to explore the vitality of visual culture. Iniva programmes at Rivington Place, off-site and virtually.

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