Opening Friday, December 12th, from 5PM - 8PM
On view through Saturday, January 24th
Aspect/Ratio is pleased to present Limited Speech Holds Endless Misunderstandings, the first US solo show
for artist Orr Menirom.
Limited Speech Holds Endless Misunderstandings begins with an interview from 2010 of Noam Chomsky, a linguist and political activist, where he was invited to give a talk at Birzeit University near Ramallah. Identified with the radical left, Chomsky was denied entry into Israel and sent back to Jordan. Shortly after this incident, Dana Weiss, a journalist from Israeli Channel 2, met with him at a hotel lobby in Amman for a 40 minute inter- view. During this interview, deep ideological tensions between Chomsky and Weiss began to surface.
Orr Menirom recently graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago but began making experimental videos during her undergraduate studies in Jerusalem. She received her BFA from Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem in 2010. In 2009, she was an exchange student at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. In 2014, she received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Menirom has received several awards for her works, including an Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship (2014), a Graduate Travel Grant from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013), a New Artist Society Scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011), an E. Elchanani Award for Outstanding Merit from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2010), and a History and Theory Excellency Award from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2010).