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January 14, 2011

Lital Dotan and Eyal Perry, two Israeli artists who comprise the Glasshouse, are at Westphal until January 14th.  They are here as Stein recipients, a grant provided by the Louis and Bessy Stein Foundation to promote exchange between Israeli universities and Drexel University. Lital and Eyal will engage in diverse activities that reflect their interests as performance and installation artists and as photographers. At Drexel, they will work with students in a performance class, give a series of live performances, and their exhibition, Alexandra’s Forgiveness, is up at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.  Alexandra’s Forgiveness consists of installations, photography, and videos of past performances and will be at the gallery until February 5th. On Friday, January 14th, the artists will enact two pieces that will transform the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery into a live performance space. Those performances will take place from 3 PM to 5 PM.

Glasshouse is a name that references an ongoing artistic laboratory of performance, residency, cultural center, and exhibition space in the house of Lital and Eyal in Tel Aviv.  Artists from all over the world come to live with them for 7-14 days, while working on collaborative performances and installations. The Glasshouse provides a forum where artists can experiment and explore as a community, and it provides Lital and Eyal a means to explore the social, political, and humanistic complexities of living in Israel.  A mission of their on-going project is to give an understanding to the many sides of being Israeli and to create a world dialogue.