“Neo-Barbarism,” 2010. Exhibition view at Rothschild69, Tel Aviv. Photo: Mikael Rubin. Courtesy Rothschild69
Rothschild69 is a nonprofit art space, best described as a Kunsthalle, that exhibits both local and international contemporary art projects. The exhibitions at Rothschild69 attempt to challenge the boundaries of the art discourse, while dealing with actual and political themes. In our curatorial approach, we desire to create an intervention space—an arena of exchange—in which the spectator becomes not only a participant, but also an independent figure who takes responsibility for his or her choices in terms of movement in space, interpretation, and social construction. Every exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue and educational program in which both Israeli and international thinkers take part.
Rothschild69 also publishes the English language art magazine Programma, which sees a natural connection between art and politics, and examines art as an integral aspect of human thought and behavior. The Rothschild69 space is located in a preserved building in the heart of Tel Aviv and shares its facilities with a live music performance bar and café.
Rothschild69 is part of the nonprofit activity of R2M real estate, a privately owned company located in Tel Aviv.