In Conversation with Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2024-06-19 04:25:14

Tania Coen-Uzzielli, Kamini Sawhney

In Conversation with Tel Aviv Museum of Art


August 9, 2023    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tel Aviv Museum of Art main building, image courtesy of Elad Sarig

This episode of MAP’s Director’s Cut  series features Tania Coen-Uzzielli, Director of Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Established in 1932, Tel Aviv Museum of Art is Israel’s first art museum and one of the country’s most prominent cultural institutions featuring modern and contemporary Israeli and international art. Now in its ninth decade, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art continues to play a major role in the Israeli art scene. Its rich and comprehensive local art collection continues to expand and serves as a focus of vibrant art activity. As a dynamic and multidisciplinary cultural centre, it offers a wide range of educational and cultural activities, and instigates and hosts unique projects that draw the general public.

The Director’s Cut series, anchored by MAP’s Director, Kamini Sawhney, offers a glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today and presents a unique opportunity to hear from reputed practitioners in museums around the world as they reflect on their institutional experiences, behind-the-scenes challenges, unique initiatives, and more.

Tania Coen-Uzzielli

Director, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tania Coen-Uzzielli has been Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s Director since January 2019. During her ongoing tenure, the Museum presented exhibitions by leading international artists such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hilma af Klint, Jeff Koons, William Kentridge, Yayoi Kusama, Urs Fischer alongside Modernist masters such as Alexander Calder and Alberto Giacometti. The number of yearly visitors exceeded 1 million and the Museum ranked around 50th in the Art Newspaper’s list of the 100 leading museums of the world for four consecutive years. Tania led the institution through the pandemic crisis, adapting to the situation in creative ways. She brought about the naming of the Paulson Family Foundation Building, creating an endowment for the renovation and maintenance of the Museum’s iconic brutalist building and oversaw the 3-year renewal of the Eyal Ofer Building for the Arts, a gem of Modernist architecture.

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