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Alfred Institute for Art & Culture


Alfred Cooperative Institute for Art & Culture is an alternative art space – home to an active and vibrant artist community aimed at introducing contemporary Israeli art and its young creators to art lovers in the local community. The Alfred Institute is the successor of 'Alfred Gallery', a pioneer in the sphere of cooperative artistic ventures, who's work became a model for numerous cooperative art galleries in Israel. After 8 years of successful work in south Tel-Aviv, Alfred Institute was established in 2013, as a space devoted entirely to promoting and supporting young Israeli art. 

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Alfred Institute for Art & Culture


Alfred Cooperative Institute for Art & Culture is an alternative art space – home to an active and vibrant artist community aimed at introducing contemporary Israeli art and its young creators to art lovers in the local community. The Alfred Institute is the successor of 'Alfred Gallery', a pioneer in the sphere of cooperative artistic ventures, who's work became a model for numerous cooperative art galleries in Israel. After 8 years of successful work in south Tel-Aviv, Alfred Institute was established in 2013, as a space devoted entirely to promoting and supporting young Israeli art. 

Ship of Fools

Dvir Cohen-Kedar / 
Zvi Tolkovsky

Opening: Thu, 12.10.17 / 20:00
Gallery Talk: Fri, 10.11.17 / 12:00
Closing: Fri, 6.10.17 / 14:00

In his book Madness and Civilization Michel Foucault illustrates how in the 15th century the so-called ‘ship of fools' – were ships on which the mad were extradited, thus the sane dwellers of the city were saved from the unsettling presence of the insane. In fact, not only the mentally ill were exiled from the city, but anyone who was considered Other.

Dvir Cohen-Kedar exhibits oil paintings on canvas, oil paintings on paper, and monotype prints.
With saturated colors and a popish appearance, his oil paintings seem as scenes from a children's film with an apocalyptic scenario. Alongside these, Cohen-Kedarexhibits monotypes - one-time prints - that give a gloomy psychological atmosphere.

Zvi Tolkovsky exhibits mixed media paintings on hand-made paper.
His works are full of historical-political images combined with images from popular cartoons. With grotesque and humorous characteristics, his artworks display violent situations as childish scribbles.



Alfred Cooperative Institute for Art & Culture is an alternative art space – home to an active and vibrant artist community aimed at introducing contemporary Israeli art and its young creators to art lovers in the local community. The Alfred Institute is the successor of 'Alfred Gallery', a pioneer in the sphere of cooperative artistic ventures, who's work became a model for numerous cooperative art galleries in Israel. After 8 years of successful work in south Tel-Aviv, Alfred Institute was establish in 2014, as a space devoted entirely to promoting and supporting young Israeli art. 

 

Alfred Cooperative Institute for Art & Culture is supported by The Ministry of Culture and the City of Tel Aviv-Yafo

 
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