Yael Frank | GRID

Curator: Paul Hobson
July 31, 2021 - Nov. 20, 2021

Yael Frank’s exhibition combines moving image and installation of sculptural elements, creating an immersive environment which extends beyond the gallery space, spilling over into the entrance hall of the Museum. This site-specific project includes the film Salami, which was shot in the Museum and features a large sculptural object in the form of an elaborate, fantastical cat house forming the word Peace. This sculptural object responds to the museum’s scale and interior architecture, while evoking the Modernist cityscape of Tel Aviv where the artist lives. It appears in fragments both in the film and throughout the gallery and entrance hall. The symbolism of a monumental ruin made from the word peace in the context of Israeli politics and history requires little explanation, and this forms the physical environment which visitors enter, implicating them in the reality of political failure.

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