Curators: Bitya Rosenak, Gabi Yair
Participating Artists: Dina Levi | Tamar Nissim | Etti Abergel | Edna Ohana | Meirav Davish Ben Moshe
The theme of the exhibition Art for Art derives from a study into the Hebrew phrase leshem shamayim (“for Heaven’s sake”). The participating artists each respond to the physical space at their disposal through the mediums of art, reacting to the spirit of the place and the themes they are currently investigating in their art. All the works will disperse when the exhibition ends.
Yoav Efrati will be drawing in black acrylic directly on the room walls without preliminary wall preparation or sketches, using his own unique icons with fast freehand abstract strokes.
Dina Levi will conduct a performance atop a multilayered stack of pre-painted cardboard, cutting and painting through her interaction with the audience until the work is again complete.
Tamar Nissim will present a performance based on actions that may be entered and exited, with entrance and exit points stemming from the measure of concentration within each act, their intensity and precision imbuing them with significance – making it a performance for its own sake.
Etti Abergel creates installations and performances examines the inherent tension between abundance and scarcity using everyday objects and what can be viewed as “trash.” In this exhibition, the artist intends to extend this theme with the use of metal trays, diluted black liquid, and white cotton fabric.
Edna Ohana creates site-specific and site-hung works that “…are limited in time, stimulating the space as they are presented within it, then breaking up, consumed, instilling the images with human qualities, given a spiritual dimension by floating in space.”
Meirav Davish Ben Moshe will be drawing directly in ink on the wall during the exhibition opening, the work is based on writing the text of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, refocusing attention on this most relevant text, especially in the current climate of acrimonious debate.
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