Gideon Gechtman piece 370.
(photo credit: Elie Posner- Courtesy )
The Israel Museum will unfurl a tetrad batch of new exhibitions on December 4.
Each show will run for four months and the numerically alliterative offering
will present a variety of viewpoints on aspects of body, space and
The foursome includes the first retrospective exhibition of the
influential work of Israeli conceptual art pioneer Gideon Gechtman, curated by
Aya Miron. Over the course of his 40 year career, Gechtman experimented with a
variety of mediums, focusing on his illness, his death, bereavement, memory, and
the possibility of using the artwork in a commemorative function.
Yorker Mika Rottenberg’s Squeeze display of video works, curated by Amitai
Mendelsohn, offers a quirky, critical take on modern society, while Fragments,
curated by Tanya Sirakovich, takes a global, pan-chronological look at the way
various body parts have been portrayed by different cultures through the
The exhibition comprises around 200 works, including prehistoric
artifacts, Egyptian amulets, Etruscan sacrificial offerings, Jewish ritual
vessels and modern art works.
The last of the foursome takes a
multifaceted look at the passage of time through the omnipresent element of
dust. Collecting Dust¸ which is curated by Tami Manor-Friedman features
creations by 15 artists across a broad spectrum of mediums, taking in painting,
photography, installations, and video works from the last 10 years. The show
includes works by sculptor Micha Ullman, photographer Gaston Zvi Ickowicz, video
artist and photographer Dana Levy, sculptor Drora Dominey, and painter Shai
Kremer.All the four shows will close on April 5 2014. For more
information: (02) 670- 8811 and www.imjnet.org.il.