Cyphers & Cypresses

Yuval Yairi’s solo exhibition opening at Fabienne Levy, Lausanne, Switzerland, December 4, 2019

https://www.instagram.com/fabiennelevygallery/

Objective Space / 2019 / 197 x 158 cm

The exhibition is composed of the first two chapters of a trilogy in progress, featuring photography, drawings and an intervention on the walls. The show is accompanied by a short film that portrays the artist’s work process.

In the first chapter, Yuval adopted the semi-fictional figure of a “surveyor” as a partner and a vision aid for examining his surroundings and for introspection and personal soul searching, as he tries to come to terms with certain episodes of his past.

With the help of the surveyor, Yairi revisited experiences from his military service, confronting unresolved ethical and moral questions. He formulated a coded language and with symbolic actions and objects, he expressed thoughts and feelings about these experiences, which he cannot share publicly.

In the current chapter, Yairi shifts away from the contemplation of his personal experience towards a broader and multifaceted examination, which reflects many perspectives about the state and future of the Israeli space, in a personal, political, and geographical context. He chooses the cypress tree as a measuring tool and a symbol of memory, as a sensor that collects data about its environment.

Each of Yuval’s works starts from direct photography, capturing a moment of truth or reality.. Out of thousands of such photographs, he recomposes on an extensive grid all the fragments of time in the virtual space of a computer. He strings together non-sequential times, events, and places into a timeless photograph.

The exhibition accompanied with text by Ilanit Konopny
https://yuvalyairi.com/cyphers-cypresses/cyphers-cypresses-essay-by-ilanit-konopny/

Group exhibition: Quest_Ceramics & photography

Between-Gaza-&-Rafah.jpgYuval Yairi, Between Gaza & Rafah, 2015, 57 x 40 cm
Quest_Ceramics & photography, Group exhibition, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center,
Opening November 19th, 2015
Curators: Talia Tokatly, Roni Ben-Ari
17 Ha’amal Street, Tel Aviv 66532, Israel

תערוכה קבוצתית  /  חיפוש קרוב – חומר וצילום
אוצרות: טליה טוקטלי, רוני בן-ארי
פתיחה: 19נובמבר 2015 בשעה 20:00
בית בנימיני – המרכז לקרמיקה עכשווית
http://www.benyaminiceramics.org/

New work: André Chouraqui’s Study, Jerusalem

André Chouraqui's Study (detail), Yuval Yairi, 2014

André Chouraqui’s Study (detail), Yuval Yairi, 2014

André Chouraqui's Study Room, Yuval Yairi, 2014

André Chouraqui’s Study, Yuval Yairi, 2014 / 105 x 200 cm, 68.5 x 116 cm

About André Chouraqui: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Chouraqui

“Collecting Dust- Contemporary Israeli Art”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem יומן אבק

"Collecting Dust- Contemporary Israeli Art" at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

“Collecting Dust- Contemporary Israeli Art” at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, December 4, 2013

http://www.imj.org.il/exhibitions/presentation/exhibit.asp?id=878

Curator: Tami Manor-Friedman

From Collecting Dust exhibition catalogue, text by Tamar Manor-Friedman, curator,

The Israel Museum, 2013

“Nimrod Roundabout” was taken just hours prior to the museum’s reopening, and it focuses on the final cleaning-up operations in the main lobby, where Itzhak Danziger’s sculpture “Nimrod” stands as a centerpiece. When the images are screened in rapid succession, the anonymous worker maneuvering the floor scrubber is blurred, his repetitive circular movement around the gleaming icon that has become a symbol of Israeli art assumes the aspect of a ritual dance around a sacred figure – reminicent, perhaps, of the hands of a clock moving between the ephemeral and the eternal, between the human and the sublime. Yairi’s photographic odyssey concludes at this very moment, when the ancient patriarch “Nimrod”, carved from desert sandstone, stands on its pedestral in the spotless temple.

יומן אבק – אמנות ישראלית עכשווית

אוצרת: תמי מנור-פרידמן

מוזיאון ישראל, ירושלים