Uriel Orlow

Campagne Première Berlin

October 5, 2010

The Short and The Long of It (2.0)
2 October – 13 November 2010

Chausseestrasse 116
10115 Berlin
T +49 (0) 30 400 54 300
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Solo show of a new body of work, which takes as a starting point the failed passage of fourteen international cargo ships through the Suez Canal on 5 June 1967. Caught in the outbreak of the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Jordan and Syria, the ships were only able to leave the canal in 1975 when it re-opened. While stranded, the cold-war political allegiances of the multi-national crews were dissolved and gave way to a form of communal survival and the establishment of a social system. This involved the organisation of their own olympic games in 1968, amongst other activities. Playing with different modes of documentary and narrative, the work focuses on this event hidden in the shadow of official histories. With sound by Mikhail Karikis.

Uriel Orlow has exhibited widely including solo projects at Laure Genillard, London (2010), Les Complices*, Zurich (2009), Habres & Partner, Vienna (2009), Jewish Museum New York (2008-9), Blancpain Art Contemporain Geneva (2008-9) and Argos Brussels (2008). Group exhibitions in 2010 include Hydrarchy, Gasworks, London, Over the Counter, Kunsthalle Budapest, Yesterday Will Be Better, Aargauer Kunsthaus, The Revenge of the Archive, Center for Photography, Geneva, Us, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, Paradise is Somewhere Else, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt and Jerwood Drawing Prize, UK touring exhibition. His work has also been shown at Tate Modern London, Third Guangzhou Triennial at Guangdong Museum of Art China, Kunstmuseum Bonn, ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery London, Shedhalle Zürich, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Locarno Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Nyon and the Biennale of the Moving Image, Geneva. Orlow has published several artist’s books and has written for a number of publications.

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