Monika Grabuschnigg (AT) / Gil Naamati (IL) /
Moran Sanderovich (IL) / Avinoam Sternhe (IL)
Curator: Noa Elran
14.05.2016 - 04.06.2016
On Saturday May 14th, 2016, Alfred – A Cooperative Institute for Arts and Culture, will open a group exhibition titled 'Flight Suit', which will feature the works of Monika Grabuschnigg (AT), Gil Naamati (IL), Moran Sanderovich (IL) and Avinoam Sternheim (IL). This exhibition is the fourth in the annual theme of 2016 –The Humane. The annual series will be divided into two sequences of exhibitions that attempt to examine the possible content of "the humane" as it is perceived today: 'the relations between the human and the divine' and 'the relations between the personal and the general'. Both sequences attempt to stress the concept of The Humane. All of the exhibitions stand alone, artistic and curatorial, but share a common concept.
The exhibition Flight Suit redefines the concept of the humane in our reality. The works of the participating artists include drawing, sculpture, video art and installation.
The exhibition works as a whole and simulates a metaphysical body, thus each artwork represents another system in the body:
Sternheim uses ready-made objects to create tall scrap-like sculptures, which represent the skeleton of the body.
Sanderovich will exhibit sculptures made out of seemingly organic ready-made objects, which will represent the flesh of the body. The combination of the two works reflect the basic tension between the inflexible bones and the flaccid flesh.
Grabuschnigg's sculpts, displayed in a separate space, depict a dense inwardly movement, like inhaling air, which represent the lungs of the body.
Naamati created a video montage displayed on four small TVs that add a narrative aspect to the exhibition, which is based on dialogue and conflict between two voices - male and female.
The entire exhibition will be built as an installation consisting of fragments representing one entity while creating a comprehensive viewing experience.
About the artists
Monika Grabuschnigg is based in Berlin and studied Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (AT) and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem (IL). In this exhibition she shows her latest works which she produced in Isfahan, Iran.
Gil Naamati is a graduate of the New Media department of Bezalel academy, and the Game Design studies, Beit Berl College, lives and works in Tel Aviv. Exhibited in various galleries in Israel.
Moran Sanderovich studied at the school for visual theatre in Jerusalem. Currently sharing her time between Tel aviv and Berlin.
Avinoam Sternheim is a graduate of Avni Institute and has a Masters from Bezalel academy, lives and works in Tel Aviv. Exhibited in museums and galleries in Israel and abroad.
The exhibition participation of Monika Grabuschnigg was kindly funded by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tel Aviv and the Vorarlberg Art and Culture Department in Austria. The work series exhibited were further funded by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tehran, the Vorarlberg Art and Culture Department in Austria and the Federal