“Simon’s Secret” was photographed in 2004, during my “Forevermore” project. It is a constructed image from about 1,000 photos, taken while observing Room #40 at the Hansen Hospital (The Leper House) in Jerusalem. The first version (Room 40 with Red Chair, 2004) did not include the woman sitting on the armchair, also several objects and details in the space have been re-constructed now with different photos than those appearing in the ‘old’ piece.
-Thinking about Micha Ullman’s film Place (1975) while observing Chinese worker at work
Curator: Dr. Ktzia Alon, Artists: Jan Rauchwerger, Lee Yanor, Lena Liv, Osvaldo Romberg, Yigal Ozeri, Yuval Yairi
“Zemack Contemporary Art Gallery’s inauguration exhibition aims at exploring the powerful figurative icon of the female body. The exhibition presents diverse visual aspects of examining the ‘genderized’ body, vacillating along the tense axis of desecration and sanctification, visual taboo, seduction and purity.
The female body’s entry into the space of the artwork (be it video art, painting, photography or any other medium) is a momentous entry. Due to its being positioned in a conflictive place in the patriarchal culture, overloaded with “otherness”, the female body is spontaneously grasped as a soft platform for trial and error, drafting, kneading, squeezing, twisting, pinching, and pain”.
(from exhibition text by Dr. Ktzia Alon)
The Israel Museum, Looking in, Looking Out: The Window in Art, Curator: Hagit Alon,
May 7, 2010-Feb. 20, 2011
Now on view: Roundabout exhibition, City Gallery, Wellington NZ, until Jan. 16, 2011