Yadid Rubin’s Retrospective exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum of Art
CURATOR: Dr. Galia Bar Or and Yaniv Shapira | Catalogue
Opening: Thursday, 15.07.10 at 20:00
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Pavilion
Yadid Rubin, Untitled, 1991-2000, oil on canvas, 197X146 cm
Yadid Rubin’s paintings offer a new syntax of landscape, which does not correspond with the concepts of subjectivity, intimacy and authenticity through which Israeli art has woven its identity. This is landscape delighting in the “decorative,” the “synthetic” and the “beautiful”—terms that were unmentionable for many years in Israeli art’s inner circle; these are landscape paintings in which the sense of place and its absence exist side by side, composing a new reality. The exhibition sets out Yadid Rubin’s work since the late 1960s. Alongside chapters from his early work—conceptual works and units of paintings of kibbutz life, studio interior and landscape, the exhibition includes paintings from the late 1980s until today, as a crystallized unit: landscape scenes from his life, including field, house, tree, path, horizon line and sun in countless compositions and painterly inventions.