Yehudit Sasportas’s The Guardians of the Threshold (2007). Image courtesy of Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig/Berlin.
The Venice Biennale is essentially a highbrow round of show-and-tell as galleries from around the world boast their best and brightest. For this year’s showing, Israel has enlisted the illusory skills of artist Yehudit Sasportas, who makes cool, mixed-media digitally enhanced installations. We can think of at least one city packed with oppressive, windowless living rooms where there might be a strong market for her work. —Rachel WolffNothing a Nice Wall Hanging Wouldn’t Fix