Born in Kfar Hasidim, Israel
Lives and works in Amsterdam, Holland and Israel
Kings of the Hill  

Yael Bartana's Kings of the Hill video revolves around Israeli cultural symbols and rites of socialization. Bartana assumes the position of an anthropologist observing a particular sector of the upper-middle class male population of a Western culture. Reading the work in a non-local context, however, the viewer is given a focused glimpse of the forces and myths underlying Israeli society and of its norms and values.


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