Aline Alagem at artstation gallery
Aline Alagem’s third solo exhibition is now showing at the Artstation Gallery.
Closing date: 15.3.14
The core of Alagem’s exhibition is the image. Alagem seeks to clarify its validity and role, as an outcome of an intensive research.
Alagem’s works reveal peaks of beauty and passion and examine the characteristics of the emotional ecstasy it evokes in the viewers.
The body is so perfect that it becomes a pallet of skin and hair, as if it was two dimensional. The natural and wild is handled to the extreme, transforming the image into a landscape, the plants and living things into a wallpaper, creating a compressed image which expresses illusion and manipulated passion.
In her works, Alagem constantly tries to trace the components of the image, questing the validation of the passion catharsis. She confronts the viewers with oversized condensed images both in technique and color. Such radicalization versus the realistic choice of subjects and images implies that this exhibition is not only an intellectual manifest but a burning conflict that concerns Alagem.
Aline Alagem is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Prep’art Ecole Preparatoire in Paris, as well as student exchange program at SVA New York and residency at Cite des Arts International Paris.
Alagem presented solo exhibitions in Braverman Gallery and Ferrate gallery, group exhibitions in leading local galleries as well as in Art Basel Miami, Artissima Art Fair and Pulse New York. Winner of the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts award.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00 | Fri 10:00-13:00 | Sat 11:00-17:00
Address: Hatachana Compound – Cabin 14, Tel Aviv
The sad story of Ya Ya
Artist Amir Pollak has been telling The Sad Story of Ya Ya for a long time now. Using mainly the Facebook platform, Pollak tells the story of a child, a skeleton, a rabbit and things that go wrong along the way.
Now his project made it to the Passage venue, which curator Daria Kaufman transformed into a theatrical Mangao scene where Pollack’s creatures come to life.
The exhibition will stand for three more days, so if you are into Manga, this is your last chance.
Passage, 94 Allenby Street, Tel Aviv
Hours throughout the week: 19:00-24:00
The exhibition will run until Friday | 31 January
Ya Ya’s Facebook page.
GAGA FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Who’s in Tel aviv on January 21st?
You are? Ok, listen!
Two years after the open Gaga class which was dedicated to the victims of the Tsunami, another mass class will be held at Hangar 11 | Tel aviv port on the 21st. This time all proceeds will be donated to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and as the previous one, this class will also be guided by Ohad Naharin and the Bat Sheva dancers.
The Gaga movement language which was developed by Naharin is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga allows an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.
This important initiative will allow you to take part in an exceptional experience, while also contributing to promote a series of important Human Rights battles.
Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port | Tuesday | 21 January 2014 | 20:00 | Doors open at 19:00
You can purchase presale tickets by phone 972.3.5104037 or at www.batsheva.co.il
Tickets ₪ 50
Brulat & Tchetchik
Two years after its official opening in August 2011, the Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery in Tel Aviv continues on creating bridges between the Israeli and the international art scene.This month the gallery will present a dual photographic show displaying the works of French-born artist Ruben Brulat and the Israeli photographer Daniel Tchetchik. In two very personal and different ways, Brulat and Tchetchik explore the topic of time and space in photography. While Brulat masterly represents the small scale of the human body compared with nature, Tchetchik uses his technical skills to enable an observation of the same moment from different angles.
Opening event : Thursday | 16.1.2014 | 19:30 - Exhibition dates | 16.1.14 - 7.3.14
Sunday 15:00 – 19:00 | Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 19:00 | Friday 11:00 – 14:00
3 Lilienblum St., Tel Aviv 65131, Israel
Tel. +972 (0) 3 5170344
A MILLION NEGATIVES
The winner of the Ophir Award (the Israeli Oscar award) for best documentary in 2012, was the remarkable film “Life in Stills”. The film tells the story of the special relationship between 96 year old Miriam and her grandson, Ben, as they join forces to save the shop Pri-Or Photo House (also known as the Zalmania) and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel’s defining moments.
Now, usually it’s the book and then the film. This time it’s the other way around.
For the past seven years Ian Sternthal – the owner of Sternhal Books has been filming Miriam in the Pri-Or PhotoHouse, as well as working to digitize the thousands of portraits that are housed in the shop in order to create ‘Zalmania’ – a book, an e-book, and a travelling exhibition.
To date he has scanned over 3,000 negatives, but in order to realize this project, he turned to Kickstarter to make this dream a reality.
Take a look at the project on Kickstarter – maybe you’ll wanna join to be a part of this dream.
If you want to know more visit www.sternthalbooks.com – An art book publishing company that has also published books about prominent Israeli artists such as Guy Yanai, Uri Gershuni, Eitan Ben Moshe, Ofri Cnaani, and Dana Levy.
THE FUTURE IS HERE
In one of the first texts I posted on Telavivian, I wrote that the reason I love Tel Aviv so much is because it feels like the future here is always around the corner.
Guess what. This time It really is. 2014 is approaching in huge steps and I am soooooooo ready for it.
2013 – It’s been nice, but to tell you the truth – I’ve had enough of you.
For 2014, Blue Collar (which I work with for the record) made an optimistic, happy, full of wonderful quotes calendar.
People – the future is here.
New Solo Exhibition at Artstation Gallery | Sharon Derhy | Room
Opening event | Thursday 12/12/13 | 20:00
ROOM is the first solo exhibition of photographer Sharon Derhy. It includes works from three series, presenting images of beauty and femininity, fragility and strength.
In spite of differences in location and photography style there is a common feeling of intimacy and accuracy to all of her works. The light plays a key role in Derhy’s work, creating a constant relationship with the figure or the object, emphasizing or covering, not necessarily the expected, but always merciful.
Exhibition dates | 12/12/13- 25/01/14
Artstation Gallery, Hatachana Compound, Tel Aviv.
TEL AVIV MOMENTS | SATURDAY AT CAFE HABIMA
Tel Aviv is known for its good coffee and good food and still, one must admire a place like Cafe Habima. Located on Ben Zion boulevard , just opposite of the national theatre – Habima – it manages to be the perfect spot, where many others failed.
Prime location, great Coffee, good fresh food and a lot of atmosphere – what else does one need on a rainy Saturday?
TEL AVIV MOMENT | PEACOCK
It was another Tuesday night and I was hanging out with friends at one of my favorite spots, the Peacock, when we got the news about the death of one of Israel’s most important cultural pivots – Arik Einstein.
You could immediately feel that everything changed. Shimon, the owner, took over the DJ stand and put on Einstein’s music, some people went out to talk on the phone, some cried and some just took another drink and drank to the memory of Einstein.
Peacock is one of the few places in Tel Aviv that have become an institution. It’s not a trend, it’s not going anywhere, and you know what you’re getting. That is why when we heard the sad news – I’m glad I was there. It’s the kind of place that respects itself and therefore gave a lot of respect to the sudden death of a remarkable icon.
Cheers Arik – You will be missed.
A new campaign to raise funds on Kickstarter, with the participation of Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, was launched this week for the Heymann Brothers’ documentary feature about Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company.
The film, which follows Naharin for seven years, and documents his unique style with the dancers in rehearsal rooms and performances in Israel, Sweden, Japan, the US, Greece, Finland and the Netherlands – is scheduled to be released next year as part of the 50th anniversary of the Batsheva Dance Company.
“Mr. Gaga” tells the extraordinary story of Ohad Naharin for over forty years – from his childhood in the kibbutz, through his time as a singer in a military troupe during the Yom Kippur War, his impressive career as a young dancer with the Martha Graham Company in New York, and the revolution in the Israeli dance world when he was appointed artistic director of Batsheva over twenty years ago.
In order to complete the film, Heymann Brothers is requesting various audience throughout the world to purchase the film in advance and to receive a variety of gifts (such as free-of-charge Gaga classes, invitations to enter the studio and watch Naharin at work, rare vintage posters of Naharin as a young dancer, DVDs of previous Heymann Brothers films, a personal photography session with Batsheva house photographer Gadi Dagon, a Gaga class with Ohad Naharin, and more).
The film is supported by the New Fund for Cinema and Television and Channel 8 (HOT, Israel), the Jewish Theater in Stockholm and AVRO.