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Keren Goldberg

MA work

MA work

Truth or Dare? The Politics of Parafiction Art



  • Keren Goldberg
  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2014

  • My MA project is a suggestion for a book, a selection of essays about the subject of Parafiction Art – any act in which the artist  imitates, make believes, fakes or creates fictive stories, events, or people, which are then grounded in the world as it is being lived and are experienced by the viewer for different periods and reasons, as facts. I am interested in the language of Parafiction Art, and in the ability of this special practice to affect political scenarios in which specific truth values are enforced, by employing the aesthetic power of illusionism in real life.

    I am an art critic, interested in art that challenge the way in which we perceive reality. I believe that art writing should always remain clear and true to, and of, its subject of criticism.

  • Degrees

  • Philosophy Studies, Tel Aviv University, 2012; BA, Interdisciplinary Art and Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2011
  • Experience

  • Freelance writer (clients include ArtReview Magazine, ArtSelector, Artslant Magazine, Erev Rav, Alaxon, Po-Sham and Calcalist), 2013–present; Internship, ArtReview Magazine, London, 2013; Internship, Violette Editions, London, 2013; Assistant curator, Rothschild69 Art Space, Tel Aviv, 2010-12 ; Assitant and producer, artist Meirav Heiman, Tel Aviv, 2009-10
  • Exhibitions

  • Assistant curator, ‘Archive’, held as a special project at Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012; Assistant curator, ‘Neo-Barbarism’, Rothschild69 Art Space, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2011; Assistant curator, ‘A Working Machine Must not Want to Play the Fiddle: Guy Bar Amotz', Rothschild69 Art Space, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2011; Assistant curator, ‘The Sota Project’, Rothschild69 Art Space, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2011; Co-initiator of ‘Beginning Symposium’, Rothschild69 Art Space, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2011
  • Publications

  • Co-editor and contributor, artist book: Tal Frank, 2014; Co-editor and contributor, ARK: Words and Images from the Royal College of Art Magazine, 1950-1978, 2014; Contributor, Ends Meet, 2014; Contributor, As is the Sea, 2014