“Anticipation Time,” 2010. Exhibition view from the opening night at MoBY, Bat Yam. Courtesy MoBY
MoBY—Museums of Bat Yam is a complex of three museums—Ben Ari Museum of Contemporary Art, Ryback House, and Sholem Asch’s Home—offering a wide platform for cultural research, theory, and criticism. In the past few years, MoBY has undergone a thorough reconfiguration and is now among the leading contemporary art museums in Israel. MoBY’s staff offers a fresh outlook on contemporary art, keeps the highest standards of curatorial research and experiments with up-to-date approaches to art exhibition and community. MoBY hosts temporary exhibitions of international contemporary art, and holds an ever-growing permanent collection of contemporary and modern artworks. Its yearly activities include four large-scale exhibitions organized by in-house and guest curators, frequent public programs, conferences, and education and community projects.
MoBY promotes experimental approaches to art, curatorial practice, and education, initiates exchanges with peer institutions, and engages in an ongoing dialogue with various local communities. Over the past four years, MoBY has arranged a unique agenda of international exhibitions, public programs, and academic conferences, accompanied by researched catalogues and other publications.