Sigal Primor at the opening of her show at Chelouche (Picture source)
The Summer and the approaching New Jewish Year made me realize there are some essential changes I need to make to the blog format.
I visit many shows, almost on a daily basis, and when I write about them I always tend to delve deep and wait until I’m able to write long posts.
However it’s hard to keep up with the pace, and instead I will from now on try to post (almost) on a daily basis shorter texts with a couple of images, so you too will be able to stay updated with what I visit, as I go.
I hope you’ll like this new concept and I’m of course always open for suggestions (write me here: telavivgalleries AT gmail DOT com). Stay tuned as more changes are coming up soon.
Exhibition: Levanda 56
Artist: Sigal Primor
Venue: Chelouche Gallery
Until: October 18th, 2014
In preparation for my upcoming art tour this Friday, I visited Sigal Primor’s show at Chelouche Gallery. This is Primor’s second solo show at the gallery. The exhibition, called “Levanda 56”, after the address of a Bauhaus house in the South of Tel Aviv built in 1935, near the derelict and very poor area of the central station, presents an installation which involves both found objects (like bottles, pieces of furniture and more) and sound (written by the avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen). The installation is the exact recreation of part of one of the house’s floors, and it is made of felt and objects covered with steel wool. What is most striking is the dissonance between the concept of Bauhaus and Modernism and the reality, the evocation of the south of Tel Aviv with its poor population and horrible infrastructures. A take on the “White City”, presented here as a grey area.
Sigal Primor’s installation (picture by Sarah Peguine)
Detail from the installation (picture by Sarah Peguine)
Levanda 56, as it stands today (source via)