Passion, 2004, mixed media, variable sizes, installation View (1), Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
Motti Mizrachi- exhibition in 3 parts
Passion (Chelouche Gallery) - Wailing (Dvir Gallery) - Compassion (The Midrasha Gallery)
The three parts exhibition by Motti Mizrachi, one of Israel's most interesting and prominent artists, are a debatable and fascinating event with controversial contents.
In the center of the installation Passion, at Chelouche Gallery, stands two of the most controversial figures in the history of Israel: Mordechai Vaanunu ("the atom spy") and Yigal Amir (the murderer of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin).
The spectator arriving at the exhibition is tempted to look through a hole in the red/ orange decorative separation wall. The wall, which crosses the space of the gallery, has perverted sexuality, and through the peeping hole appears a divine blue uterus that contains a lens and a pink towel. The act of voyeurism transforms the art lover into a perverted peeper, an unsatisfied voyeur, caught red handed and transformed into an accused. The guilt is reinforced and fortified through the present witnesses- Mordechi Vaanunu and Yigal Amir- that undid cultural and political norms.