Barak Ravitz | Temporary Relocation | The Bronner Residency

Curator: Orit Bulgaru
May 30, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

Barak Ravitz’s artistic strategy of choice relies on the sculptural attributes of readymade and found objects, which dictate a set of characteristics such as a range of colors and materials and cultural associations. His intervention in the objects, which is usually minimal, is subtly ironic, stimulating thought. Ravitz is interested in the industrial and global aspects of commodities: their designation, consumption, distribution, and adaptation to local markets. Mobility is implied in the easy transportability of the objects on view, enabling quick relocation. Objects used as means of display in the commercial world are key elements in Ravitz’s project “HaMovil (Conveyor)”: hangers, perforated product-display surfaces, etc. Ravitz collected these items at DIY and model stores during his artist residency in Düsseldorf. He uses them to explore various modes of being situated in space – by inclining against, being attached to, or standing on something – while emphasizing the panels that run along the seam between the floor and the walls. In this way, things that are habitually at the edge of one’s vision are placed center stage.

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