Project no.139

 

Rivka Bezalel

An Imaginative Paradise

Opening as part of the "Loving Art, Making Art 2012" events

Guest Artists: Edna Grupel-Melamed,  ,Naomi Heyman Itai, Arik Livnat,
Sasson Kedem,  ,Andrey Koumanin, Gil Ron Shama, Rina Schenfeld

 

Chief Curator: Rachel Sukman
Guest Curator: Hana Kofler


Opening: Thurs. 06.09.2012
Closing: 05.10.2012

 

At the weekend of the "Loving Art, Making Art 2012" events, the gallery will be open as follows:
Friday,    07.09.2012, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m 
 Saturday, 08.09.2012, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 

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6 Zamenhoff St. (near Dizengoff Square), Tel Aviv, tel.: 03-5254191
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. 5-7 p.m


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Rivka Bezalel, 2012
disposable camera photograph, 42x29.7 cm

Sasson Kedem, 2012
disposable camera photograph, 80x120 cm

Arik Livnat, 2012
disposable camera photograph, 80x120 cm

     
     

Naomi Heyman-Itai, 2012
disposable camera photograph, 80x120 cm

Gil Ron Shama, 2012
disposable camera photograph, 80x120 cm

Rina Schenfeld, 2012
disposable camera photograph, 80x120 cm

     
     
   
 

Edna Grupel-Melamed, 2012
disposable camera photograph, 80x120 cm

Andrey Koumanin, 2012
disposable camera photograph, 80x120 cm

 
       
       

 

Rivka Bezalel - An Imaginative Paradise

Hana Kofler

 

Rivka Bezalel's exhibition An Imaginative Paradise will open at Office in Tel Aviv Gallery on Thursday, 6 September 2012, 8 p.m., as part of the "Loving Art, Making Art 2012" events in the city.

 

Rivka Bezalel sets out to eliminate the gap between art and life through comprehensive practice which transforms her oeuvre and life into a vivid, active, and changing self-portrait. Her work combines diverse expressive means (photography, painting, sculpture, design, writing, performance, video, and body art). Instead of "making art," however, she channels all her resources and skills to loci which enable her to "be art." An Imaginative Paradise, her third exhibition, exemplifies the conceptual thread running through her projects, and the way in which she ties the links to one another to construct bridges between hearts.

            Bezalel delved into the essence of paradise, exploring what it means to her as well as to a random audience of correspondents. The latter returned stamped postcards, in which they described paradise as they perceive it. Concurrently, she initiates an artist meeting with eight participants from different fields. The documented meeting is screened in the current exhibition alongside photographic works created by the artists who perpetuate a moment of inspiration, a point of internal illumination, using disposable cameras. The exhibition also features the aforesaid postcards, which contain descriptions of the ultimate paradise according to each correspondent.

 

Guest Artists: Edna Grupel-Melamed, Naomi Heyman-Itai, Arik Livnat, Sasson Kedem, Andrey Koumanin, Gil Ron Shama, Rina Schenfeld.

 

The show is accompanied by Rivka Bezalel's book of reflections, An Imaginative Paradise.