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Encounter at the exhibition Yisrael Dror Hemed: Painter-Gatherer (Hebrew)

Encounter with the curator, Ruth Direktor and the artist Israel Dror Hemed

Israel Dror Hemed (b. 1975), Recipient of the 2020 Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative Realist Art, acquired his training in painting during three years of study with the artist Maya Cohen Levy. His painting centers on male figures — in some, the subject is looking directly at the viewer, but in most cases he is gazing, introspectively, past the viewer, deep in his own thoughts. Most of the men that Hemed paints he meets by chance, asks their permission to photograph them, and then paints them from the photographs. Within the common practice of painting from a photograph, he effectively endows his paintings with a conceptual stance that redeems the human figure (a male one, in this case) from being lost in an overflow of countless photographic images. With a refined sophistication, he links the eroticism of the very act of painting to the painted subjects — the objects of his gaze.

*Spaces are limited*

Participation in the encounter includes entrance ticket to the Museum

Please note that on Tuesdays and Thursdays the Museum closes at 9 pm. We recommend arriving prior to the scheduled encounter if you want to visit the other exhibitions on view.

The Museum follows Green Pass guidelines. Therefore, entry will only be possible upon presentation of certificate of vaccination/recovery, or negative COVID-19 test result. Children up to the age of 3 are exempt.