Opening reception Wednesday 21 October, 2009
22-25 October, 13.00 – 21.00
Miki Kratsman, Combat, 2008, digital print, 116×170 cm
Miki Kratsman, Wanted #1-5, 2007, digital print, 70×50 cm each
Miki Kratsman (b.1959)
One of Israel’s highly distinguished photographers, Miki Kratsman has been for over 22 years, infinitely committed to seriously documenting the evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Kratsman exhibits consistently, in Israel and throughout the world. selected exhibitions: 2003 Venice biennale, New Hebrew exhibition at the Martin Grupios Bau 2005, the 2006 Sao Paulo Biennale and at MARCO, Vigo, Spain 2006, the Jewish Museum New York and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Chile 2007, in 2008 at Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), the Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, Washington DC, the Jewish Museum Amsterdam, The Jewish Museum, Frankfurt and in 2009 at Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Germany, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Miki Kratsman is the head of the photography department of Bezalel academy of arts, Jerusalem.
Melanie Manchot, Doubleportrait (displaced), Serdar + Selma, 2009,
c-print, diasec, 34×28 cm each
Melanie Manchot, Doubleportrait (displaced), Mine+Muge, 77×64 cm each
Melanie Manchot (b. 1966)
Melanie Manchot is a foremost and internationally renowned artist who has exhibited since 1993 in museums and galleries across Europe and the USA, among them: Haus am Waldsee in Berlin, The Whitechapel Gallery and The Photographers’ Gallery in London, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the 1st Moscow Biennial, Goff & Rosenthal in New-York, the 52nd Venice Biennial and the Thessaloniki Biennale in 2009.
Doubleportrait (displaced) is a new series of photographs based on the tradition of painted doubleportraits. It brings together two people who nominate each other as their counterpart for the portrait, the person they each feel closest to but from whom they are separated by migration. The people in each diptych are in fact Turkish, one lives in London, the other in Istanbul. They may share their lives in their hearts and minds yet physically and spatially they are displaced. The relations and connections each pair vary: they are sisters, brothers, parents, best friends, ex-lovers.
Doubleportrait (displaced) currently exhibited at Istanbul Biennale
Gal Weinstein, Looking the same, 2008-9, steel wool on paper rusted with (left to right): wine vinegar, passion fruit remedy, rescue remedy day/night, bach flower remedy, 60×50 cm each
Gal Weinstein, Looking the same, 2008-9, Steel wool on paper rusted with (left to right): relax-aide remedy, time, 60×50 cm each
Gal Weinstein (b. 1970)
Gal Weinstein is one of the leading Israeli artists of the younger generation. His works are characterized by sensitivity to material and space, preoccupation with surface via inferior synthetic materials, camouflage and substitutes, and a fundamental ambivalence regarding the potential political content implied by the work.
Weinstein represented Israel at the Sao Paulo Biennial in 2002, participated in The New Hebrews at the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin in 2005, had a solo show at the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2005 and took part in many other international shows. He recently exhibited a solo show at Huarte Contemporary Art Centre, Pamplona, Spain, and Israel Musem, Jerusalem, Family Traces.
Nadav Weissman, Untitled, fiberglass and painted wood, 200x130x25 cm
Nadav Weissman (b. 1969)
Nadav Weissman exhibited solo shows and participated in distinct worldly exhibitions, established himself in the recent years as a young, interesting and innovating artist. His work is imaginative, original and unique in all substance, visual and stylistic aspects. Weissman’s work creates a seduction that acts as a trap and uses visual images of humor and playfulness as interpretation to the world. Composed of paintings, sculptures and objects, Nadav Weissman’s installations reflect his relentless quest for Home. Houses built of bones, carried on ship’s deck, the look out to space is bright and hopeful but the house always fails. Winner of the Prize in Art from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport for 2005, and a scholarship for young artists, Mif’al Hapa’is, Israel, 2002.
Currently exhibits at Haifa Museum of Art, Wild Exaggeration.
Gaston Zvi Ickowicz, From the August 06′ series (1), 2006, Lambda print 80×80 cm
Gaston Zvi Ickowicz, From the August 06′ series (2), 2006, Lambda print 80×80 cm
Gaston Zvi Ickowicz (b. 1974)
Gaston Zvi Ickowicz was born in Buenos Aires and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1980. Ickowicz’s works center upon landscapes, human portraits and the interaction between them in the context of social and political issues. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Israel and abroad, among it at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Haifa Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum on the seam, Jerusalem, and Ashdod Museum of Art, Israel, Bremen municipal Museum, Germany, Silverstein Photography, New York, Jewish Museum, Amsterdam, Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna, Austria, Nazar, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland, PS122 Gallery, New York, and Noorderlicht Photo Festival, the Netherlands.
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (2), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (4), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (5), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (7), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (9), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (10), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (13), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (15), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (16), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein, from LOOT (18), 2009, pencil and lead on paper, 21X22.5 cm
Guy Goldstein (b. 1974)
Guy Goldstein, who stands out as one of the more refreshing promises in young Israeli art is A multidisciplinary artist, working in various traditional and experimental techniques. Goldstein’s multi-layered work is saturated with autobiographical and psychological content. In the last few years he has established a corpus of works, impressive in its quality and extent. Guy Goldstein exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Israel and abroad, such as Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; Haifa Museum of Art; Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Bat-Yam Museum of Contemporary Art and Syker Vorwerk, Bremen, Germany.
Carmela Garcia, Untitled (Asturias), 2000, Plastic-covered color photograph mounted on aluminum, 120X150 cm
Carmela Garcia, Untitled (la playa), 2000, plastic-covered colour photograph mounted on aluminum, 120X150 cm
Carmela Garcia (b. 1964)
Carmela Garcia is a prominent artist in the Spanish art world. She exhibits since 1999, her works have been acquired for private collections as well as important photography centers and art museums in western Europe such as Musac in Leon, the Espacio Uno in the Queen Sophia museum in Madrid and in the far east in Shanghai and Japan.