Apollo and the Chimney-Sweeper

HOLY DAY | Uri Gershuni

Cockeye: Male Nude in Contemporary Israeli Art

The Blue Hour | Artist Book, 2014

Local Testimony | Exhibition catalog | 2013

Dofek Mekomi

Hilun Ha'Kodesh

Winners 2012

Uri Gershuni and Shay Zilberman: ‘Eye Contact’ | Exhibition catalog | Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2012

Yesterday's Sun

Living Room | Exhibition Catalogue, Tel-Aviv Museum, 2010 | 5 Photographers, 10 Years After

Hamidrasha Magazine

Day and Night

Cocks Achilles

A5 magazine, Issue no. 6, Sex, 2008

A5 magazine, Issue no. 4, Portrait, 2008

Boys Craft

Click-Clack

Eventually We'll Die

Kink Magazine

The Homes of Others

Marshim

Mono.Kultur Magazine

After

Men

Rose c'est la Vie

Behind Closed Doors

Hamidrasha Magazine | Issue no. 4, 2001

Sweet 16

2007

Sweet 16, exhibition catalogue, Bat Yam Museum of Art, 2007

curator: Neta Gal-Azmon

SWEET 16

Uri Gershuni presents of a series depicting portarits of clubbing teenagers that he documented over a three-year period at the ‘TLV’ club in Tel-aviv during the wee hours of the night and in his illuminated studio during the day. In the moments frozen by his camera, the dance is halted, the club décor vanishes, and the background noises are silenced for a split second; the teenagers, whose gazes surrender their passion and solitude, are drawn to the flash like butterflies whose youthful beauty is short-lived. The photographs present the young boys and girls in a uniform format against a flat, one-dimensional backdrop which provides no identifying details about the photographic location and its context. Nevertheless, the reductive, visual, direct nature of the photographic surface creates a uniformity that tends to accentuate the subject’s divergence and uniqueness. Gershuni momentarily isolates the youngsters from the “herd” to which they belong like a hunter who notices the prey. In the depicted present, the girls take part in a tribal ritual which cloaks their socio-economic or geographical affiliation,
resulting in a fascinating dialogue of opposites between day and night, dark and sublime, power minded and vulnerable.

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