COMING SOON NEAR YOU
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GROUND LEVEL

Einat Amir’s works of art invite gallery visitors to participate in constructed settings. Working from her Tel Aviv studio, which the artist calls her ‘lab of emotional research’, Amir examines human behaviour through partly planned, partly spontaneous interactions within video installations and live performances. Her work blurs the lines dividing the work of art and the viewer, public and private and scripted and unprompted situations. In this way, Amir’s art encourages us to re-examine our behaviour.

Coming soon near you relies on visitors to perform the work. Presented in the form of a typical living room, with well-worn couch, mismatched furnishings and threadbare rug, the work is a domestic island within the gallery space.

Amir invites visitors to sit in her constructed lounge room and watch a television show, film or home movie of their choice. In this way, the private ritual of watching television in the family living room – where loved ones gather to enjoy leisure time, snacks and favourite films – becomes a public spectacle or performance for others to observe. Bringing together local materials, people and histories, Coming soon near you captures an experience both local and universal.

Einat Amir lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. Amir received her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2009. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including MoMA PS1, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul; and Whitechapel Gallery, London, among other venues.

Supported by the Trawalla Foundation.


Visitors can pre-book for Coming soon near you and bring their own choice of film or television show to watch as part of the installation. See T&Cs for more information. Pre-booked sessions for Coming soon near you occur at 10.30AM and 2.00PM daily.

Between sessions, visitors are invited to take a seat and view material selected by the artist.

How do I book?

If you are interested in viewing one of your favourite films or television shows as part of this installation, please use the automated system below to book a time and date for your session.

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