Ever since Uri Tzaig started out as an artist in the early nineties, he has been engaged in cultural, anthropological and political topics. The artist works with multiple media, using techniques to divert the attention of the viewer and challenge his expectations. In his highly reflective and contextual work the ordinary is mingled with the magical. Tzaig typically decodes the cultural assumptions underlying the conceptual constructs to which they refer. Always questioning the specific nature of the phenomenon of art, he examines the translation process by publishing his stories in multiple languages and superimposing seemingly unrelated text over his video work. Tzaig’s nomadism allows him to redefine each specific encounter with the world; familiar modes of perception are broken and replaced with an open interpretation.
- ° 1965 Kiryat Gat (Israel). Lives and works in Tel-Aviv.
- Argos Media Library
- Face To Face: selected videos from the Argos collection
- Uri Tzaig & Avi Shaham: book presentation
- Erfgoeddag 2014: Look At Where We Are
- Work surveys - 2002
- Passages. La photographie dans l’art vidéo contemporain
- Uri Tzaig & Avi Shaham - Ancient Machines
- Look at Me – Facial Expression and the relation to Image and Identity
- Time Can Tell
At view in the media library