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Wooden Synagogues

Alois Breyer, El Lissitzky, Frank Stella: 
Wooden Synagogues

The Museum’s rare collection of photographs and drawings by Alois Breyer (1885–1948) of East-European wooden synagogues destroyed in WWII is presented to the public for the first time. The exhibition stages a dialogue between more than a hundred works by Breyer, Frank Stella (b. 1936) and El Lissitzky (1890–1941), showing how geometric abstraction transforms the language, narrative and beauty of the synagogues into a modern and contemporary idiom.


Reproduction, including downloading of the Stella works, is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

OPENING DATE:

Friday 11 July 2014

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 18 October 2014

LOCATION:

Simon and Marie Jaglom Pavilion for Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art, Main Building

CURATOR:

Dr. Batsheva Goldman-Ida | Catalogue

CREDITS:

The exhibition and catalogue were made possible through the support of the David Berg Foundation, New York, and with the assistance of the Austrian Cultural Forum Tel Aviv

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  • El Lissitzky (1890, Russia–1941, USSR), A hungry cat ate up the goat, from the series Had Gadya, 1918-1919, gouache and India ink on paper, 28x23 cm, donated by Israel Pollak, Tel Aviv, with assistance from the British Friends of the Art Museums in Israel, London, 1979
  • Frank Stella (b. 1936, USA), A hungry cat ate up the goat from the series Had Gadya – after El Lissitzky, 1982-1984, hand-colored and collaged with lithographic, linoleum block, silkscreen and rubber relief printing, 115.5x136 cm, gift of Sir Jack Lyons and Lady Lyons, London, through the Tel Aviv Foundation, 1985
  • Alois Breyer (1885-1948, Austria), entrance from the south-west, Zabłudów Synagogue, 1910–1913, albumen print, 35x50 cm, gift of Alois Breyer, 1937
  • El Lissitzky (1890 Russia – 1941, USSR), One small goat Papa bought for two zuzim, from the series Had Gadya, 1918-1919, gouache and India ink on paper, 28x23 cm, donated by Israel Pollak, Tel Aviv, with assistance from the British Friends of the Art Museums in Israel, 1979
  • Frank Stella (b. 1936, USA), One small goat Papa bought for two zuzim, from the series Had Gadya – after El Lissitzky, 1982-1984 hand-colored and collaged with lithographic, linoleum block and silkscreen printing, 133x130 cm, gift of Sir Jack Lyons and Lady Lyons, London, through the Tel Aviv Foundation, 1985. Ó 2014 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Alois Breyer (1885, Vöslau, Austria – 1948, Baden bei Wien), Hvizdets' (formerly: Gwoździec) Synagogue, exterior view from south, 1910–1913, albumen print, 35.5x50 cm. Collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, gift of Alois Breyer, Baden bei Wien, 1937. Photo: Avraham Hay
  • Alois Breyer, Synagogue, longitudinal section (C–D), view toward the so, scale 1:50, India ink, watercolor on paper, 41x52 cm. Collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, gift of Alois Breyer, Baden bei Wien, 1937. Photo: Avraham Hay
  • El Lissitzky (1890 Russia–1941, USSR), Then came a dog and bit the cat, from the series Had Gadya, 1918-1919, gouache and India ink on paper, 28x23 cm, donated by Israel Pollak, Tel Aviv, with assistance from the British Friends of the Art Museums in Israel, London, 1979
  • Frank Stella (b. 1936, USA), Then came a dog and bit the cat, from the series Had Gadya – after El Lissitzky, 1982-1984 hand-colored and collaged with lithographic, linoleum block, and silkscreen printing, 136x131 cm, gift of Sir Jack Lyons and Lady Lyons, London, through the Tel Aviv Foundation, 1985. Ó 2014 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • El Lissitzky (1890 Russia–1941, USSR) And the Holy One, Blessed Be He, came and smote the Angel of Death, from the series Had Gadya, 1918-1919, gouache and India ink on paper, 28x23 cm, donated by Israel Pollak, Tel Aviv, with assistance from the British Friends of the Art Museums in Israel, London, 1979
  • Frank Stella (b. 1936, USA), And the Holy One, Blessed Be He, came and smote the Angel of Death, from the series Had Gadya after El Lissitzky, 1982-1984, hand-colored and collaged with lithographic, linoleum block, and silkscreen printing, 129.5x105 cm, gift of Sir Jack Lyons and Lady Lyons, London, through the Tel Aviv Foundation, 1985. Ó 2014 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Vladimir Tatlin (1885, Russia – 1953, USSR) Combination of materials: iron, wood, plaster, glass, bitumen/sand mixture, 1914 (reconstruction 2/3, 1981), 71x53x15 cm, gift from the Riklis Collection of the McCrory Corporation, New York, through the American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1987
  • Frank Stella (b. 1936, USA), Kożangródek (II), 1975, paper-pulp relief, hand-colored with paper pulp, dyes, and dry pigments, 63.8x56.2 cm, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Ó 2014 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • אלואיז ברייר (1885 - 1948, אוסטריה), חתך רוחבי (א-ב), מראה לכיוון מערב,בית הכנסת בפצ'ניז'ין, קנ"מ 1:50, 1913-1910, דיות וצבע מים על נייר, 48.5x‏35 ס"מ, מתנת אלויאיז ברייר, באדן ביי וין, 1937