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NATHAN GOTTESDIENER FOUNDATION: THE ISRAELI ART PRIZE 2010 | SHORTLISTED ARTISTS

NATHAN GOTTESDIENER FOUNDATION
THE ISRAELI ART PRIZE 2010
SHORTLISTED ARTISTS

The winner - Jan Tichy

 

Jan Tichy: Installation no. 13
In Jan Tichy's decade-long artistic work the primal dialectic pair of reality's material—darkness and light—serves as a medium (photography, video),  bject (dark rooms, projected light) and metaphor (exposure and concealment, knowledge and control versus disregard and submission). He thus posits the viewer within borderline situations that are socially, politically and sensually challenging. Architecture— one of humanity's greatest creations, and a characteristic expression and tool of authority that is relevant to all human lives—is the other participant in Tichy's work. Like light, it too appears as medium, object and metaphor.

 

Dor Guez: The Nation's Groves
The Nation's Groves ("Mataei Hauma") was a government-owned agricultural company that served in the 1950s as a branch of the Zionist enterprise, managing and maintaining the groves, vineyards and lands nationalized following the establishment of the state of Israel. It operated concurrent with the Custodian of Absentees' Assets, with Jewish and Palestinian laborers, until it was incorporated within the JNF in 1960. In a series of photos, videos and scans from private archives, the exhibition focuses on the Israeli forestation project and the work of The Nation's Groves company, while combining historical ethos with individual tales. The exhibition presents a structural, formal and contextual tension between the artificial and the natural, between imitation and origin: a tension between a culture struggling over its Jewish and democratic identity, and a culture rehabilitating itself in the shadow of plastic Christmas trees.

 

Shahar Yahalom: The Raspberry Land
Shahar Yahalom's sculptural installation was conceived over several years, ever since she happened upon an internet image of the destruction of the great dome of the St. James cathedral in Seattle. The dome collapsed on 2 February 1916, under the accumulation of 15 tons of snow. In parallel to the religious-architectural building collapsed by  atural disaster, Yahalom's apocalyptic installation will spread out between axes of height and width; between an ink pool placed on the floor and an astronomical-like drawing on the gallery's ceiling.

 

 

Jury: Prof. Mordechai Omer, David Neuman, Daniella Luxembourg, Ellen Ginton, Nathan Gottesdiener

 

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OPENING DATE:

Saturday 05 March 2011

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 04 June 2011

LOCATION:

Jeannette Assia Gallery, Charles and Evelyn Kramer Galleries

CURATOR:

Ellen Ginton | Catalogue

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  • Shahar Yahalom View of St. James cathedral after the collapse of its dome under snow (photographed through a hole in the roof ), Seattle, 2 February 1916
  • Dor Guez, Pines, 2011
  • Jan Tichy, Installation no. 13 (detail), 2011
  • Shahar Yahalom, Red Raspberry, 2011
  • Dor Guez : The Nation's Groves Pioneer Tree
  • Dor Guez : The Nation's Groves The Nation's Groves, 1955, Burning tree clippings at the groves , 2011, manipulated readymades
  • Dor Guez : The Nation's Groves Pines, 2011, series of B&W photographs
  • Dor Guez : The Nation's Groves Pines, 2011, series of B&W photographs
  • Shahar Yahalom: The Raspberry Land Needles (The Raspberry Land), 2010, ink print
  • Shahar Yahalom: The Raspberry Land Mushroom (Raspberry Land), 2010, ink print
  • Jan Tichy, Installation no.13 (detail), 2011 video installation, two channel digital video projection