Opening exhibition: 23.11.13 – 21.12.2013

_MG_0832Among 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.”

 

Zoya CherkaskyZoya Cherkassky

 

 

 

 

 

Eldar Farber’s figurative-realistic landscapes, which have been depicted by classic German painters, look as if they belong to a different era. By holding different contexts, beauty and memory, they raise questions as for the timelessness of nature despite destruction.

Eldar Farber, Friedrichshain volkspark Wald

Eldar Farber, Wins wald

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sculpture “Artist and Model“ by Gil Shachar is inspired by Giussepe de Ribera’s painting from 1632 “The Sense of Touch“. Ribera’s painting depicts a blind old man feeling with his hands a sculpted head in an attempt to comprehend it through touching. Next to the head, on the table, lies a painting, probably cast aside by the blind man after failing to understand it through his fingers.

Gil Shachar, Artist and model

Yoav Efrati with his expressive unconstrained sketches creates a world of small human beings with a complicated life routine that projects emptiness but still maintain an extent of intimacy.

Yoav EfratiYoav Efrati

Michal Helfman is an installation artist with an enchanting strength. Her video “A duet for a boy and a flame” is based on a text by Freud in “The interpretation of dreams”, and it confronts the youth’s passion for life with death.

Alona Harpaz, Tree

 

Olaf Kühnemann, Fuck it ( Red ) Olaf Kühnemann, Grip

 

Aharon Ozery, Tee TreeAharon Ozery, Fishermans hut

 

 

 

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