Life: A user’s manual, April 12, 2011-February 18, 2012
Location: Weinstein Gallery, The Israel Museum,
Curator: Aya Miron, Media: Painting, sculpture, video, and installation
This exhibition explores how prominent contemporary artists from Israel and around the world have responded to today’s “Do it Yourself” culture and its focus on instructions for everyday living. Life: A User’s Manual features approximately fifty paintings, sculptures, video works and installations that incorporate the visual language of instruction manuals. All the artists featured use instructions as a means for creating original and personal works of art that critiques contemporary culture and its tendency to supress individuality.
Artists: Boaz Arad, Maya Attoun, Ido Bar-El, Guy Ben-Ner, Aya Ben Ron, George Brecht, Grisha Bruskin, Mircea Cantor, Michael Druks, Marcel Duchamp, Yair Garbuz, Rodney Graham, Irit Hemmo, Paul Jackson, Joe Jones, Jerzy Michalowicz, Yoav Miller, Tal Mor, Damian Ortega, Benjamin Patterson, Philip Rantzer, Yair Reshef and Roee Kremer, Gil Marco Shani, Andy Warhol, Gal Weinstein, Julita Wojcik, Yuval Yairi.