עמוד הבית
Highlights      

About the Exhibition
The End of Days
and New Beginnings
Highlights
Ohad Meromi
Karen Russo
Gal Weinstein
Yael Bartana
Nira Pereg
Michal Helfman
Sigalit Landau
Adi Nes
Shahar Marcus
Shibetz Cohen
Ofri Cnaani
Zoya Cherkassky
Sharif Waked
 
The Exhibition
Credits
Sixty Seconds of Real Time
 


Gal Weinstein

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Gal Weinstein

Gal Weinstein, born 1970
Slope, 2007–8 (detail)
Carborandum, felt, Acrilan, basalt,
190 at maximum height x 780 x 850
(In photograph: small-scale model)
Collection of the artist

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Slope quotes from an earlier installation by Gal Weinstein, who in 1999 covered the entire area of the floor of The Kibbutz Art Gallery in Tel Aviv with a red-tiled roof. His European-style roof was a metaphor for Israeli bourgeois aspirations that deny the reality of the Mediterranean environment, and the focus on the roof in isolation made its presence more pronounced and turned it into an object, the symbol of an unrealized utopia. Weinstein has now returned to the roof image, this time placing roofs in what appears to be a heap of soot that has hardened and buried the buildings underneath it. The submerged roofs make the failure of the bourgeois utopian dream all the more evident: they bring to mind the villas of Pompeii, the prosperous Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius, while their obviously synthetic materials echo the falsity of a Las Vegas tourist site.

 

 

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