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    Vile, Evil Veil, Iniva at Rivington Place. Copyright the artist. Photo by Thierry Bal

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    Live and Die as Eva Braun, installation view. Copyright the artist. Photo by Thierry Bal

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    Live and Die as Eva Braun, installation view. Copyright the artist. Photo by Thierry Bal

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    Out (Tse), film still, 2010. Copyright the artist

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    Out (Tse), film still, 2010. Copyright the artist

What's On: Roee Rosen

Posted by Alex Moshakis,

In 1997, at the Israel Museum, artist Roee Rosen showed a work so provocative a number of Israeli parliamentary figures called for its immediate closure. Live and Die as Eva Braun – a series of paintings intimately depicting Hitler’s lovers’ final days – has since travelled the world to critical acclaim, cementing Rosen’s position as one of Israel’s foremost (or at least its most provocative) contemporary artists…

Rosen’s installation – a series of challenging paintings, illustrative in style, hung on purpose-built stacks made in collaboration with architect Kuehn Malvezzi – is now on show at London gallery Iniva, alongside another of the artist’s works, Out, a socio-political, 34-minute-long documentary exploring sado-masochism and exorcism, at times scandalously graphic. Rosen’s work is not for the faint-hearted – it can’t really be described as being “nice”, especially not in subject matter – but it is nevertheless important in helping us understand contemporary politics, both in Israel and throughout the world.

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Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.