Pesach Slabosky | Overtly and Covertly | The Third Dream

Curator: Yona Fischer
Oct. 2020 - June 26, 2021

Pesach Slabosky (1947–2019) was an artists’ artist. The man and his works, which for many years sparked perplexity and even discomfort for many (including members of his profession, and certainly museum curators), increasingly became, among his fellow artists, objects of curiosity, appreciation, and even admiration. Meanwhile, in his second occupation, as a writer, he will be fondly remembered by those (who are not very many) who were fortunate enough to read the Hebrew translation of his didactic essay, The Reconditioned Inspiration (1989), with its wealth of idiosyncratic, carefully worded and witty maxims and definitions, aimed at art students well before he began teaching at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He will be particularly well remembered by regular readers of his Professional Artist column in the art journal Studio, under the editorship of the renowned Sarah Breitberg-Semel.

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