Observation Point / Yuval Yairi

In collaboration with: Paulina Witaszczyk

THE 31ST JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL / KRAKOW 2022
In “Maiseh”, which is the Yiddish word for tale (מייסע), seven legends are passed on in the public space. These tales are vehicles to grapple with loss, misfortune, betrayal and broken hearts. They arm us with humor, hope, courage and love. They bring us together.
Between June 25th and July 3rd, artists from Israel, Germany and Poland tell their version of legends from Krakow – in performances, drawings, murals, sound installations, workshops, and letters. Listen to these stories as they unfold in the streets of Kazimierz

MAISEH. A series of site-specific art projects >>>
Artists: Wojtek Blecharz, Hadassa Goldvicht, Cecylia Malik, Stefanie Oberhoff, Christoph Rothmeier, Kobi Vogman, Yuval Yairi
Curators: Curatorial Collective for Public Art (Berlin): Yael Sherill, Lianne Mol, Julia Kawka; HaMiffal (Jerusalem): Meydad Eliyahu; Jewish Culture Festival (Kraków): Paweł Kowalewski

This project is co-financed by the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and the Goethe Institute Krakow


Paris Photo, 10-14/11/2021

Delighted to participate in Paris Photo 2021 with Podbielski Contemporary
Featuring Blurred Edges
– A dialogue between Giulio di Sturco , Loredana Nemes and Yuval Yairi
(10 November 2021: VIP Preview) Booth A27, Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

© Yuval Yairi / Cloud Mapping #9534, 2021 / 50 x 70 cm

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/

Photo London 2018

https://photolondon.org/exhibitors/2018-2/podbielski-contemporary/

17 MAY 2018 – 20 MAY 2018

SOMERSET HOUSE | Strand, London WC2R 1LA | STAND NR G20 | COURTYARD
Podbielski Contemporary & Ncontemporary present:
Naomi Leshem / Matan Ashkenazy / Ohad Matalon / Yuval Yairi
Topographic-Study-detail
Yuval Yairi / Topographic Study, 2015 (detail)

 

photo london 2018

Photo London (Podbielski Contemporary & Ncontemporary booth)