A journey down the streets of Tel-Aviv, between governmental and institutional buildings, exposes the location of a white tower, also named “Marganith”. The tower, which is located on the “Qirya” military base, seems to mark the center of the city. Along this journey, buildings intermittently expose the tower or entirely block our view of it.
Among the pieces exhibited in our current exhibition are Zoya Charkassky’s paintings. Zoya is an Israeli painter born in Kiev. A few years ago she was quoted regarding her unique outspoken way to deal with the Israeli identity & Judaism: “it was never my intention to shock Holocaust survivors. They have had enough shock and horror in their lives. For me it is about coming to terms with such things. If that’s the way a Jew is drawn – then perhaps that’s what he really looks like, perhaps there’s something to it.” Continue reading