Panoramic Views | Group Exhibition

Curator: Dalia Levin
Sep. 6, 2008 - Nov. 15, 2008

Artists: David Claerbout, Ron Amir, Sze Tsung Leong, Lior Shvil, Ruthi Helbitz Cohen, Sharon Balaban, Jan Henle, Anila Rubiku, Irit Batsry, Shai Kremer

The exhibition features ten Israeli and international artists who offer a sort of panoramic view. Originally, the term panorama, which literally means “to see everything”, referred to visual representations that provided the viewer with a point of view that expands the boundaries of the field of view to a 360-degree extreme, blurring the observed space and physical space. Later (and especially with the advent of cinema) the term was related also to works that expand the viewer’s point of view not only in space but also in time. The widening of the point of view from the center to the margins, until its complete blurring, is essential to the panorama, which actually places the viewer at the center of space and time, in an advantageous position in which nothing escapes the gaze.

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