Out of BodyDecember 4, 2013-April 5, 2014
Fragmentation in Art
Location: Ayala Zacks Abramov Pavilion for Israel Art
Nathan Cummings Building for Modern and Contemporary Art
Palevsky Design Pavilion
Curator: Tanya Sirakovich
Human body parts – hands, feet, torsos, and organs – are the subject of this exhibition of approximately 200 works of art and archaeological artifacts from across the Israel Museum’s collections and on loan from collections worldwide. As distinct from a display of objects that were discovered as fragments of ancient artifacts that were once whole, Out of Body focuses on works that were originally created in parts, exploring ways in which diverse cultures rendered aspects of the human body in different periods of time. Objects on display include prehistoric artifacts, Egyptian amulets, Etruscan and Hellenistic votive offerings, European ex-votos, Jewish cult objects, and works of modern and contemporary art in painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation. Featured artists include Hans Bellmer, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Gober, Sigalit Landau, Hila Lulu Lin, Annette Messager, Man Ray, Auguste Rodin, and Sasha Serber, among others. Out of Body is curated by Tanya Sirakovich, Michael Bromberg Head Curator of Prints and Drawings.