Tony Albert, A Collected History, 2010. Reworked objects, sculptures, and paintings, original paintings and drawings, and 3 works contributed by Vernon Ah Kee, Shane Cotton, and Arthur Panbegan Jr., 240 x 600 cm. Both from “Roundabout.”

“Roundabout: Face to Face”

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

With artists from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, and Israel, “Roundabout: Face to Face” could have been an unfocused presentation. But that was not the case. Portraits and figural scenes created a sense of unity, drawing together this exhibition of 60 works (with sculpture predominating) from the 200-piece contemporary art collection of David Teplitzky. All of the featured works dealt with similar topics: ideological, religious, or political perspectives, as well as the clash or merger of different cultures. A number of installations carried provocative messages that, in some instances, diminished their aesthetic value. Among the more successful was Reena Saini Kallat’s Plexiglas-enclosed portrait of an unidentified youth constructed from rubber stamps, each one bearing the name of one child among the thousands who go missing in India every year. …see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.