The five women artists on show spin a web of ties between body, sexuality, and violence. Their protagonists exist within a ritual ceremony in a space between the impure and the pure, the voyeuristic and the intimate. Curator: Meital Raz.
Curator: Meital Raz
This exhibition features five women artists: Michal Yaniv, Foma>3, Orly Hummel, Michal Ronen, and Diti Kapuano.
The artists spin a web of ties between body, sexuality, and violence. Their protagonists exist within a ritual ceremony in a space between the impure and the pure, the voyeuristic and the intimate. Each one of them toys with crossing the thin border between the "normal" adult sexuality and the childish, pervert one – between "children's games" and "adult games".
The common thread in the works of these five artists is the close connection they create between the sexual body and the dead body, an equation that is inherently paradoxical, since on the one hand, from its very beginning, feminism struggled against the conception that identifies the female body as an object of loathe and danger, and as a hole in which death and destruction lurk. On the other hand, the preoccupation with sexuality, through death and violence that accompanies it, is a kind of self-exploration, since every identity is shaped by a violent struggle. The desire to cause pain or to experience it actually strives to exceed boundaries, while defining them at the same time.
Opening Night- Next Thursday, July 23, 7pm
The Engel Gallery
26 Gordon St. 972 - Tel Aviv