Seeds of the Land
31 Mar 2019 - 01 Nov 2019
- Curator: Tamar Manor-Friedman
- Designer: Alexandra Topaz
- Ticho House
The age-old appeal of the world of plants takes on a special meaning in Israeli art, where artists grapple with the significance of local flora as symbols of cultural and national identity. The exhibition examines traditional scientific botanical drawings and their evolution in the works of contemporary Israeli artists, who engage with their predecessors and present their personal perspectives on the subject matter – at times political and critical, at times allegorical, and at times revealing a yearning for nature steeped in fear for its fate and for our own.
The exhibition is a joint project of Da'at HaMakom: Center for the Study of Cultures of Place in the Modern Jewish World and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Banner: Dafna Kaffeman, Homeland Plants (detail), 2018, Flame-worked glass, Collection of the artist