Gallery Talks, Lectures and Events
Pharaoh in Canaan
Sports and ArtMay 14, 2004-March 1, 2005
Location: Ruth Youth Wing
Curator: Efrat Nathan and Smadar Gafni
Media: Photographs, installations, and film excerpts
In ancient times, the Greeks excelled at representing sports and the human body in art. With the Olympic Games set to take place this year in Athens, this was a particularly good time to cast a glance at the subject of sports and art. Sport reflects the entire gamut of human states and emotions: happiness and despair, pride and glory, disappointment and violence, victory and defeat. All of these were represented in the exhibition, which combined objects from the Museum's collections, works prepared by Israeli artists especially for this occasion, photographs, installations, film excerpts, and activity corners.