I Have Never Seen
Such a Beautiful Filthy Day

Batia Malka / Vicky Skanderion / Tslil Tsemet / Shani Shemesh

Curated by Rotem Ritov

01.05.2014 - 24.05.2014


On Thursday, May 1st, Alfred - A Cooperative Institute for Arts and Culture, will open a group exhibition titled I Have Never Seen Such a Beautiful Filthy Day displaying art works by artists Batia Malka , Vicky Skanderion, Tslil Tsemet, and Shani Shemesh.

The natural attraction to the "unnatural", the search for the essence of human nature and the tension between the physical and the metaphysical are at the core of the exhibition. The exhibition will feature works in various mediums.

Batia Malka, a sculptor and a ceramic artist, her work is on the boundary between design and sculpture. The exhibition will exhibit a ceramic sculpture installation titled "social games", which deals with the polarity that exists in relationships, sexuality, morality and human nature. Malka seeks to ask how you can be both seductive and a victim.

Vicky Skanderion, a painter, her works deal with the tension between youth, passion and vitality and old age, annihilation and death. Skanderion will exhibit pencil sketches and oil paintings which depict grotesque and clumsy figures who embody the tension between the insistence on being present and the desire to disappear, to disintegrate and become invisible.

Tslil Tsemet, a painter and a sculptor, challenges social-cultural-gender norms through explicit and provocative images. Tsemet blends kitsch with sanctity out of a contemporary perception of confusion and congestion: between the modest and the blunt, the extrovert and the introvert, the sexual and the penitent.

Tsemet will display oil paintings and a large-scale ready-made rich and colorful installation.

Shani Shemesh a multidisciplinary artist who practices performance art, sculptor, installation, drawing and video. Her work deals with the relationship and tension between material, space and body and the mutual influence between the physical and the metaphysical.

Shemesh will exhibit plaster statues and a video which connects between ancient symbols and rituals and contemporary content and materials.

The creative process moves freely on the bridge between the unconscious and the conscious. The works displayed in I Have Never Seen Such a Beautiful Filthy Day play with transferring images on this bridge.