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THE DARKNESS


30/5/19

OPENING EVENT

 
KARIN KIMEL
& ERIC VARSHAVSKY
LIVE SOUND + PERFORMANCE

15/6/19

SCREENING
Andy Warhol
“Sleep”



“ THE CONTEMPORARY
is he who firmly holds his gaze on his own time so as to perceive not its light, but rather its DARKNESS " 

7PM
READING AND DISCUSSION
Roy Caspi & Yuval Baror
“ What Is the Contemporary ”
by Giorgio Agamben



19/6/19



Exhibition Tour

with the curator, art historian and critic -
Smadar Sheffi 

“ INDEPENDENT ARTIST CURATED SHOW ”



25/6/19

Exhibition talk

with contemporary curator -
Hadas Maor

 “ THE ARTIST
AS A CURATOR “

11AM


Narkis Vizel (Detail), Black Paintings, The Darkness, 2019


26/6/19

OPEN DAY


WITH THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS



28/6/19

What Makes an Image Singular Plural? Questions to Jean-Luc Nancy

Hagi Kenaan



What it means for a philosophy of the visual to embrace the singular plural? In what senses is the singular plural the foundation of an image’s being? How should the singular plural play itself out in a thinking of the image? 

“ The image is neither the thing nor the imitation of the thing - Jean Luc Nancy”




Yana Rotner, Hand in Water (Jordan River), 2014


30/6/2019


CLOSING EVENT 


NARKIS VIZEL -
BLACK PAINTINGS


LIVE PAINTING

MUSIC BY NOSKI


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THE DARKNESS





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The Darkness exhibition took place in the artist studio in May 2019, accompanied with a text by the philosopher and former MFA director at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Raphael Zagury-Orly. The exhibition consisted of works by Louise Bourgeois and Louise Lawler, as well as works by established and young Israeli artists. The exhibition closing event comprised live painting on black canvas by Narkis Vizel, red photograms by Yana Rotner and music by Noski (Yuval Jonas and Ron Auerbach).




THE
PHILOSOPHER
 


Plato in the Myth of the Cave tells the tale of the perpetual strife for the philosopher to come out of the fleeting realm of images and opinions to gaze into the eternal light of the ideas. And when coming to the summit of the Cave, contemplating the plentiful revelation of meaning illuminating the essence of Being, Plato insists not on the appeasing and pacifying light but rather on the blindness which it causes. The philosopher, blinded by the light, sees only the night, more night, obscurity, more obscurity. As if philosophy, when revealing the light also needed to see the night, when unveiling meaning also required us to still perceive its inherent obscurity. 

THE
ARTIST


Just like the philosopher, when creating, is blinded by the process and finds solace in the darkness. Why does darkness lie in the source of light? Why each time philosophy reveals meaning it discloses also its intimate obscurity? Why does light also show itself as the obscure? What says the obscure? The obscure light of each singular event?







TEXT BY : RAPHAEL ZAGURY-ORLY
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LOOKING AT HER REFLECTION



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Looking at her Reflection was an online exhibition which took place in May 2020 during the Covid-19 crisis. it consisted in works of established contemporary artists such as Liz Deschenes and Yehudit Sasportas as well as historical artists such as Berenice Abbot and Peter Roehr. The exhibition was accompanied by a variation around a text by Maurice Blanchot and a text by Liz Deschenes.

ARTISTS

IRA JAN‭ / LIZ DESCHENES / YEHUDIT SASPORTAS‭ / AVIVA URI / ‬PETER ROEHR‭ / YOSSI BREGER/ ‬YANA ROTNER‭ / ‬VERONICA‭ ‬NICOLE TETELBAUM‭ / YASMIN DAVIS‭ /‬ BERENICE ABBOTT / ANNEMARIE SCHWARZENBACH / SUSAN LIPSKI aka MEIR AGASSI





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PRESS


PRESS/
FULL REVIEW

“ ..The exhibition and the people around it gave
me the impression of something new, exciting and a bit scary. “


“ Rotner does not belong to any clique - except the one she herself  cultivates without a trace of militancy, pettiness, ego-tripping or small minded bitterness. “

Avi Pitchon for Haaretz

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FUTURE EVENTS

collaboration with the philosopher 

HAGI KENAAN 


PHOTOGRAPHY AND ITS SHADOW




Image : Roni Horn

Argues that the invention of photography marked a rupture in our relation to the world and what we see in it. The dominant theoretical and artistic paradigm for understanding the invention has been the tracing of shadows.

But what photography really inaugurated was the shadow's disappearance — a disappearance that irreversibly changed our relationship to nature and the real, to time and to death. 

Challenging the hitherto most influential accounts of the practice and taking us from its origins to the present, Hagi Kenaan shows us how photography has been transformed over time, and how it transforms us.


DETAILS
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YANA ROTNER


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