a forest and a tree
April 9 – May 8, 2005
Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh


Yael Bartana, Phil Collins, Esra Ersen, Emily Jacir, Sislej Xhafa

In a forest and a tree, five artists from widely disparate cultures and differing circumstances examine worldwide human experiences such as immigration, exile and displacement. They explore different ways of looking at self and other. These artists use video and slide projection to suggest an alignment between particular and universal experiences. This exhibition seeks to associate the artists’ concerns in an expanded field and to encourage understanding of the relationships between the universal and the particular.

Photos by Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College