The Bureau of Authentication

In Collaboration with Patrick Hough
Artport Gallery, Tel Aviv
July 2016
Curator: Vardit Gross

Narrative Projects gallery, London
Curator: Daria Kirsanova
April – May 2017

The Bureau of Authentication a collaborative project by the artists Michal Baror and Patrick Hough that includes performance based installation work, video and photography. The project, produced as part of the ArtPort, Tel Aviv residency program, is the result of a two-month period of intensive research around the intersection of archaeology and politics in the region of Israel/Palestine. The exhibition explores the process of transformation that occurs to objects and stories through bureaucracy and the creation of official documents. It also examines the dynamics of recording and translating oral history into written historical text, ideas relating to provenance and market value.