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Thursday 29 January 2015

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Roy Assaf / Israeli Art from the Museum Collection

Kontrapunkt #4
Roy Assaf / Israeli Art from the Museum Collection
29 January 2015

The series Kontrapunkt brings together dance and visual art in events that link exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art with contemporary dance pieces. The events comprise a tour of the exhibition, a dance show and a discussion between curators and artists about expression, interpretation and artistic conventions.

Kontrapunkt #4
Shattering the Myth: Depiction of Men in Israeli Art

To mark the opening of the exhibition "The Museum Presents Itself 2: Israeli Art from the Museum Collection," we have chosen to focus, in this chapter of Kontrapunkt, on one aspect of Israeli art: its depiction of men. Although the theme is not at the center of the new display, this is a good opportunity to examine it: how is the Israeli man represented in Israeli art? How is this representation transformed over the years? And what does this transformation signify?
Following an independent viewing of the exhibition, Dr. Gideon Ofrat will deliver his lecture and offer answers to these questions, with illustrations of archetypal "masculine" images from Israeli art. After the lecture, choreographer Roy Assaf will outline, with his work The Hill, the metamorphosis from the cheerful heroism of the new Jew to the painful sobering of the contemporary Israeli.


20:00 –"The Museum Presents Itself 2," Dina and Raphael Recanati Family Foundation Galleries, Floor 2, Herta and Paul Amir Building
* Independent viewing of the exhibition prior to the lecture.

20:45 – ""Erection and Limpness: Depiction of Men in Israeli Art," lecture by Dr. Gideon Ofrat, Jeannette and Yehuda Assia Auditorium, Floor -2, Herta and Paul Amir Building

21:30 – "The Hill" dance performance by Roy Assaf, Jeannette and Yehuda Assia Auditorium, Floor -2, Herta and Paul Amir Building



Tickets (Museum admission, lecture and show): NIS 70 / NIS 55 (discount code)



Series curator: Lior Avizoor
Exhibition curator: Ellen Ginton
Lecture: Dr. Gideon Ofrat
Choreography: Roy Assaf
Performers: Igal Furman, Avshalom Latucha and Roy Assaf
Music: original composition and editing by Shlomi Bitton; The Israeli Army March ( by Yoam Talmi, performed by The Israeli Army Band conducted by I. Graziani), Giv'at HaTahmoshet (by Yoram Taharlev and Yair Rosenblum, performed by the Central Command Troupe), I Started A Joke (written and performed by the Bee Gees)
Lighting design: Dani Fishof and Omer Sheizaf
Rehearsal manager: Melanie Berson
Artistic consultant for “The Hill”: Ronit Ziv