A Home Without a Woman

The empathy-wringing visual images of Raida Adon’s video work at the Tel Aviv Museum have long since been voided of meaning by overuse.

Sentimentality and pathos mar Raida Adon’s 2013 video work, “Woman without a Home,” currently on view at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and touted as the artist’s “first solo exhibition in a museum.” The film, according to the guest curator, Dr. Rona Sela, “stems from a complex, enigmatic personal biography and deals with Adon’s split identity, which shifts...