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Max Ernst (illustrations) and Iliazd (typography and design), Maximiliana ou l'exercice illégal de l'astronomie, 1964

Alchemy of Words: Abraham Abulafia, Dada, Lettrism

Max Ernst (illustrations) and Iliazd (typography and design), Maximiliana ou l'exercice illégal de l'astronomie, 1964

The exhibition, marking the 100th anniversary of Dada, presents 60 works from public and private collections from Israel and abroad of Dada and Lettrist artworks, sound poems and video clips, and works associated with the medieval mystic Abraham Abulafia, who served as inspiration to the Lettrist leader Isidore Isou and the Dada-affiliated poet Yvan Goll.

Abraham Leader (Abulafia Method Instructor)
Guided meditation after Abraham Abulafia (1240-ca. 1292), Or ha-Sekhel (The Light of the Intellect), 2016, video (recorded at the sculpture garden of Tel Aviv Museum of Art), 7 min.
Videography and Editing: Scala Studios Ltd., Tel Aviv
© 2016, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The exhibition and catalogue were made possible through the support of the David Berg Foundation, New York

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