The exhibition presents key works of the artists: Gechtman’s last monumental installation,” Lunching Apparatus ” from 2008, presents Qassam rockets that are supposed to launch his ideas and creations into the future, in front of Pistoletto’s ”Crown of Mirrors” work which deals with the everchanging dimensions of space and time. This exhibition is a fascinating glimpse into Gechtman and Pistoletto’s ongoing preoccupation with the relationship between the “low” and the “high,” source and image, natural and artificial, and their display modes. Blurring the boundaries between the actual gallery space behind the viewer and the virtual space inside the mirror creates a new meeting of the physical reality with the imagined one.
The entire exhibition deals with subverting reality and disrupting the viewer’s ability to see in a given space, between intellectual analysis and total art, and links questions related to the theory of being and the critical and political position of the work of art.
Curator: Nira Itzhaki