Sharp and complex

Through her new exhibit, Yehudit Saspor tas aims to reveal the foreign or alien elements of those things that become overly familiar to us.

Yehudit Sasportas.
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Visual artist Yehudit Sasportas – who recently opened her largest show in Israel in a decade, “Seven Winters,” at the Israel Museum – constantly works along two fronts at once. Whether in the drawings and animated videos she creates months at a time; exhibitions and installations she plans years in advance; intensely structured art courses she teaches year round; or the two studios and assistants, one in Tel Aviv and another in Berlin, she maintains at all times, her oscillation between subsequent pairs of poles is what gives her work a sense of balance and also imbues it with a simultaneous sense of vertigo.

“For most people, it’s difficult to be in a situation in which they can’t synchronize between what they feel and the image that is in front of them,” says Sasportas about the experience of viewing certain kinds of artworks. “The center of gravity of my work is this place of non-synchronization.”

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