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Alchemy of Words: Abraham Abulafia, Dada, Lettrism

Alchemy of Words:
Abraham Abulafia, Dada, Lettrism

The exhibition, marking the 100th anniversary of Dada, presents 60 works from public and private collections from Israel and abroad of Dada and Lettrist artworks, sound poems and video clips, and works associated with the medieval mystic Abraham Abulafia, who served as inspiration to the Lettrist leader Isidore Isou and the Dada-affiliated poet Yvan Goll.
 

 

 

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Installation Photos 2016
 

Dada to Kabbalah Symposium: English Lectures and Performances

 

Abraham Leader (Abulafia Method Instructor)
Guided meditation after Abraham Abulafia (1240-ca. 1292), Or ha-Sekhel (The Light of the Intellect), 2016, video (recorded at the sculpture garden of Tel Aviv Museum of Art), 7 min.
Videography and Editing: Scala Studios Ltd., Tel Aviv
© 2016, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

OPENING DATE:

Friday 17 June 2016

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 19 November 2016

LOCATION:

Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Sculpture Gallery, Main Building

CURATOR:

Dr. Batsheva Goldman-Ida

CREDITS:

The exhibition and catalogue were made possible through the support of the David Berg Foundation, New York

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  • Max Ernst, Man at the Edge of the Forest, 1954 hand-colored lithograph, 65x50 cm; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art. © ADAGP, Paris (2016). Photo: Elad Sarig
  • François Dufrêne, Nude Calling the Elevator torn posters on canvas, 56.5x48 cm; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art. © François Dufrêne / Frédéric Dufrêne (2007). Photo: Elad Sarig
  • François Dufrêne, Nude Calling the Elevator torn posters on canvas, 56.5x48 cm, inscribed on the back: * 40 degrees above Dada"; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art. © François Dufrêne / Frédéric Dufrêne (2007). Photo: Elad Sarig
  • George Brecht, John Cage's Hand, 1967-68 wooden objects and collage in cardboard box, 25.5x39x5.5 cm; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Ó AG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016. Photo: Elad Sarig
  • Jean Arp, Mouvement, illustration for Vingt-cinq poémes by Tristan Tzara woodcut, 19.5x13.5 cm; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016. Photo: Elad Sarig
  • Kurt Schwitters, The Cathedral, 1920 lithograph, 22.5x14.5 cm; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016. Photo: Elad Sarig
  • Kurt Schwitters, The Cathedral, 1920 lithograph, 22.5x14.5 cm; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016. Photo: Elad Sarig
  • Kurt Schwitters  and Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931), A Small Dada Evening, 1922 colored lithograph, 30x30 cm; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Ó AG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016. Photo: Elad Sarig
  • Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), First Light, 1959 etching, 7x10 cm; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art. © ADAGP, Paris 2016. Photo: Elad Sarig
  • Marcel Janco, Portrait of Tristan Tzara, 1918 collage, ink and oil crayon on paper, 33.5x24.5 cm; collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art . Photo: Elad Sarig
  • Max Ernst (illustrations) and Iliazd (typography and design), Maximiliana ou l'exercice illégal de l'astronomie, 1964 etching, 41x30 cm. Collection Tel Aviv Museum of Art Photo: Elad Sarig
  • Max Ernst (illustrations) and Iliazd (typography and design), Maximiliana ou l'exercice illégal de l'astronomie, 1964 etching, 41x30 cm. Collection Tel Aviv Museum of Art Photo: Elad Sarig
  • Max Ernst (illustrations) and Iliazd (typography and design), Maximiliana ou l'exercice illégal de l'astronomie, 1964 etching, 41x30 cm. Collection Tel Aviv Museum of Art Photo: Elad Sarig