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Encounter at the installation Zadok Ben-David: People I saw but never met (Hebrew)

Encouter with the curator Mira Lapidot

The installation People I Saw but Never Met includes more than six-thousand figures of men, women and children. These are people that artist Zadok Ben-David had seen during his travels around the world—in a market in Kazakhstan, on the streets of Tokyo, near his studio in London, on a beach in Tel Aviv, even in Antarctica—but had never met personally. Something in their presence—a facial expression, or a momentary gesture—caught his eye and made him take their photograph. He then sketched these photographs with pencil and later, by using photo-etching, he turned the sketches into a thin metal cut-out painted in black. The installation includes thousands of these small figures standing at equidistance on a bed of sand stretched across hundreds of meters, making for an intricate human landscape.

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.