Roundabout is an international collection of contemporary art that includes artists from Asia, Australia and New Zealand , as well as from the United States , Israel , Russia and Britain . The exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
features 60 works by 50 artists, whose art reflects a wide range of cultural, ideological, religious, and political conflicts. The presentation of these works one alongside another constitutes an attempt to foster dialogue between these different artists, and between the v ari ous cultural and ideological worldviews underlying their works.
David Teplitzky collector and curator of Roundabout collection likens the diversity of the artworks to a necklace of Buddhist prayer beads metaphorically tied together by means of their artistic language. Like a carousel or a roundabout in which vehicles follow one upon the other with out colliding the artworks in this collection represent a sense of mutual respect for the ideas and opinions expressed by other.
In this exhibition the sum of its parts embodies "Face to Face" an alternative, highly energetic spirit. It bespeaks a willingness to take risks and examine controversial contemporary issues, including historical problems, the bound ari es erected between different cultures, loss, and the possibility of healing and hope. The exhibition points to a range of concerns characteristic of today's global world, in which local cultures and languages exist in the context of the international art world, and may be integrated into it. This exhibition contains a significant number of portraits, which give rise to heterogeneous voices and reflections on religion, race and gender, which reflect their national identity. These artworks enable viewers to engage in a dialogue with the" other", and to embark on a journey centered on the discovery of the "other" within the self.
Among the presenting artists: Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Chiho Aoshima, Gordon Bennett, Shane Cotton, Feng Bin, Gonkar Gyatso, Lonnie Hutchinson, Titus Kaphar, Terence Koh, Dong Yoo Kim, Tavares Strachan, Sigalit Landau, Lisa Reihana, Zadok Ben David, Tom Sachs, Judy Watson, Yuval Yairi, Lena Liv, Ori Gersht.