Scene of Events | Construction of Exhibitions

Curator: Aya Lurie
Dec. 22, 2018 - Apr. 27, 2019

The news bulletins and reactions in the various media in Israel to current affairs and to the emergency events that we are frequently confronted with present an endless flood of landscapes and places as the scenes of events and sites of terrorist attacks. The current group of exhibitions at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art features nine solo exhibitions of artists who combine photography and sculptural installation in various ways, to deliver such examples of the scene of events to our consciousness – not as a current news report, but as thoughtful representations, whose impact is the product of the artists’ extended observation, prolonged stay, and actions at the site in question. All the exhibitions are centered on certain emotionally charged aspects encapsulated by sights of where we live. Besides images of burnt fields, urban spaces, and landscapes, the exhibits present images of buildings, construction sites, ruins, piles of sand, stones, iron rods, assorted objects, concrete castings, building plans, and bomb-shelter plans. Each exhibition is an autonomous unit in its own right, while maintaining common themes and materials with all the others. Many of the exhibitions treat the scene by focusing on a single element, as a metonymy of the local situation in the continuing present.

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