Exhibition currently showing - Coming to Say
Sigalit Landau -
Elrazaq - Dalleh Tarabey
Morjan Ghanayem - Shams Hawwari Zoabi
30.12.23 – 16.3.24
The Givat Haviva Art Gallery
Coming to Say is an exhibition that brings together artists Sigalit Landau and Manar Zuabi, with four young Arab female artists who are also the speakers in Landau's new sound installation. She talks with them about reality, their dreams and hopes for the future, as artists in Israel. In a colorful world, with a kitchen of the past, a stovetop sounds the conversations of elderly Jewish women, looking back on their lives. All the voices together tell of personal moments, past and present, drawing a larger story.
These voices find Manar Zuabi as
she creates a white-grayish world, carved and bubbly, located somewhere between
destruction and fiction, between the historical and the contemporary. Her
identity as an artist, as a Palestinian and as a woman charge the social and
political voices that she sounds, as she brings a voice of deep human range.
Hawwari Zoabi uses common
detergents to paint states of mind, wounds and memories on large canvases as acts of cleaning and purification; Morjan
Ghanayem uses clay, wire and light to
create processes of healing and transition; Laila Abd Elrazaq creates her own
language in a video installation with monologues addressing the audience and Dalleh Tarabey
builds a tour of locations on one screen.
Each of the six separately, and all together, reveal open wounds and seek the horizon that is often more difficult to see; they connect the sounds of the body and the soul, trauma and healing, and a society in crisis and its individual members. They understand very well the forces of separation that are at work now, and remind us that the beginning of any imagined future begins with recognizing the wound, agreeing to feel and being ready to speak.
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Location: Givat Haviva Art Gallery
Curator: Anat Lidror
talk: 3.2.23 at
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Gallery hours: Sunday-Thursday 9:00-16:00 | Friday 11:00-13:00 | Saturday 10:00-14:00