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Out of Body
Fragmentation in Art

December 4, 2013-April 5, 2014
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.

Hila Lulu Lin
Israeli, born 1964
Miles I Would Go, 1998
Mixed media
Collection of the artist

Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917
Iris, Messenger of the Gods, 1890
Cast by Alexis Rudier, Paris
Gift of Sam Weisbord,
Los Angeles, to American
Friends of the Israel Museum,
in loving memory of his mother,
Goldie Weisbord

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
born USA, active USA
and France 1890–1976,
Venus Restored, 1936/1971,
edition 7/10
Assemblage: plaster cast and rope
Gift of Jose and Mary Mugrabi,
New York, to American Friends
of the Israel Museum