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Latifa Echakhch at Venice Biennale

Dvir Gallery is proud to announce that Latifa Echakhch is representing Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale. April 23 – November 27, 2022.

David Maljković at Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium

David Maljković is participating in the group exhibition ‘Bye Bye His — Story’ Chapter 5050 at Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium opening on the 27th of March 2021. History is generally defined with the apparition of writing; this valuable instrument allowing to create and transfer culture. However, writing also implies the beginning of a logic of separations and boundaries : its origin goes along in the first place with the need to record the heritage transmission of a patriarchal agrarian society. From this perspective, writing thus seems closely related to the concept of ‘property’.Together with property, writing, as the first intrument to objectify nature, living beings and genders, was at the root of what would – throughout history – lead to conflicts and confrontations between cultures, mythologies, religions and ideologies. The tensions in our contemporary world and its many crises (related to climate, ideologies, energy, culture and migration) urge us to adopt an open attitude, to dispel prejudices, to reconnect and build bridges between individuals, genders, cultures and nations to share knowledge, mental and cultural approaches as well as scientific disciplines, in order to find solutions together. Far from being a literal illustration of these concepts, this exhibition brings together the art works of nearly 60 artists. With a touch of humor and the necessary aesthetic distance, you are being invited to surprising confrontations between art works dealing with (and questioning) various issues such as our relationship to the economy and to the dogma of growth, gender relations and diversity, our relationship to nature and to technology.

Naama Tsabar at The Andy Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum announces ‘Fantasy America’, opening March 5, 2021. This exhibition invites New York-based artists Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar and Chloe Wise to revisit Andy Warhol’s seminal publication, America, and contribute through their own artistic practices. March 5 – August 29, 2021

Simon Fujiwara at Fondazione Prada – Milan

Dvir Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ‘Who The Bær‘, Simon Fujiwara‘s solo exhibition at Fondazione Prada, Milan on March 2, 2021. For this new site-specific project conceived for the ground floor of the Podium in the Milan premises of Fondazione Prada, Simon Fujiwara introduces audiences to the fairytale world of Who the Bær, an original cartoon character that inhabits a fantasy universe created by the artist. Who the Bær is a cartoon bear without a clear character – “Who” as they are known, seems to have not yet developed a strong personality or instincts, they have no history, defined gender or even sexuality. Who the Bær only knows that they are an image, and they seek to define themselves in a world of other images. The world of Who the Bær is a flat, online world of pictures, yet one full of endless possibilities. Who the Bær can transform or adapt into any image they encounter, taking on the attributes and identities of those depicted within the image – human, animal or even object. In this sense the fantastical world of Who the Bær is a world of freedom: Who can be whoever they wish to be, Who can transcend time and place, Who can be both subject and object. Yet Who the Bær may never be able to overcome their one true challenge – to become anything more than just an image.  

Lacrimae Rerum Part II – Review in Art Agenda

Tal Sterngast wrote a beautiful review on our show ‘Lacrimae Rerum’, Homage to Gustav Metzger – Part II, currently on view in our gallery space in Tel Aviv.

‘Memory, noted Marguerite Duras, is an attempt to escape the “horror of forgetting.” It is also, she argued, a failure: “You know you’ve forgotten, that’s what memory is.”1 The memory of the things we forget we call the unconscious. A group show at Tel Aviv’s Dvir Gallery, conceived in homage to Gustav Metzger and featuring works by Armando Andrade Tudela and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané alongside the late artist, traces the ways in which amnesia and memory constitute each other in the writing down of history.’ Read the full article on Art Agenda.

Adel Abdessemed interviewed by Shifting Vision on “Mon enfant”

Watch Adel Abdessemed’s interview for Shifting Vision on his sculpture “Mon enfant”. Adel Abdessemed’s ivory sculpture Mon enfant is based on a famous archival photograph taken in 1943 of a petrified young Jewish boy in the Warsaw Ghetto. In a conversation with Shifting Vision, the artist elaborated on his process, and how he sees his work in relation to history, time, humanity, and immortality. ‘Mon enfant’ was created for Adel Abdessemed’s 2014 exhibition ‘Mon enfant’ in Dvir Gallery in Tel Aviv

Thomas Hirschhorn at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND

‘Community of Fragments’ is a large-scale, site-specific installation by Thomas Hirschhorn that will transform a gallery of GL Strand, Copenhagen in February 2021. This labyrinthine ruin continues the artist’s interest in the relationship between creation and destruction. All visitors are invited to participate in the reconstruction of GL STRAND in a workshop centered in the middle of the exhibition. Here one can among other things create sculptures and two-dimensional works that contribute to the exhibition; but one can also use the workshop for dialogue and debate. With the exhibition Thomas Hirschhorn creates an artistic space that we are invited to occupy – again and again if you like. The artist has been documenting the installation of the exhibition, making a new video everyday. You can have a look through this link. « A ruin stands for a structural, an economical, a cultural, a political or a human failure. » – Thomas Hirschhorn

Dialogue with Simon Fujiwara, Alexandra Zapruder, and Mary Lee Webeck: Part 1

Blaffer Art Museum and Holocaust Museum Houston present a two-part dialogue with Simon Fujiwara, Alexandra Zapruder, and Mary Lee Webeck, Director of Education at Holocaust Museum Houston in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Simon Fujiwara: Hope House’. Friday, January 15, 2021 & Friday, February 19, 2021