Yehudit Sasportas: Seven Winters
Location: Ayala Zacks Abramov Pavilion for Israel Art
Beauty and mystery envelop every single part of this complex installation by Yehudit Sasportas, a prominent Israeli artist who lives and works in Berlin and Tel Aviv, and for whom this is the first solo exhibition in an Israeli museum in over a decade. Composed of sculptures, video works, and drawings – some intimate in scale, others covering entire walls – it is structured as a multitrack journey connecting different layers of the artist’s consciousness and affording a glimpse into the deepest recesses of her mind. Viewers are invited to wander among her enigmatic sculptures, such as a piano lying on its side, a tent, and a “magnetic table,” moving through forest, moor, and moonlit landscapes imbued with conscious and unconscious, physical and emotional forces.Among the new work there are some carefully selected earlier works - mostly in a small clustered room sealed off by a glass wall—in what appears like a deserted storage or a studio scene by night, or what Yehudit refers to as the "subconscious of the exhibition". The exhibition culminates in a large video projection, revealing the actual exhibition space and the installed works, and at the same time transforming the space by using architectural rendering software that opens and shifts walls, floors, and ceilings.
Location: Ruth Youth Wing
Curator: Daniella Shalev
Is what we think we see really what we see? Or do our eyes not always tell us the truth? In this interactive exhibition, visitors are invited to feel the sense of surprise, awe, and wonder that arises in us when something turns out not to be what it seemed. Optical illusion – also known as trompe l’oeil – occurs when there is a gap between the information that is transmitted to the eyes from the external world and the way this information is interpreted in the brain through the prism of previous knowledge, experience, and memories. The artists whose works are displayed in this exhibition do not seek to depict the world but rather to express their own ideas about it; they invite us to reexamine what we took for granted, question our presuppositions, and discover new perspectives on reality