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The series Kontrapunkt brings together dance and visual art in events that link exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art with contemporary dance pieces. The events comprise a tour of the exhibition, a dance show and a discussion between curators and artists about expression, interpretation and artistic conventions.
Curator: Lior Avizoor
Kontrapunkt #4 -
Shattering the Myth: Depiction of Men in Israeli Art
To mark the opening of the exhibition "The Museum Presents Itself 2: Israeli Art from the Museum Collection," we have chosen to focus, in this chapter of Kontrapunkt, on one aspect of Israeli art: its depiction of men.
Although the theme is not at the center of the new display, this is a good opportunity to examine it: how is the Israeli man represented in Israeli art? How is this representation transformed over the years? And what does this transformation signify?
Following an independent viewing of the exhibition, Dr. Gideon Ofrat will deliver his lecture and offer answers to these questions, with illustrations of archetypal "masculine" images from Israeli art.
After the lecture, choreographer Roy Assaf will outline, with his work The Hill, the metamorphosis from the cheerful heroism of the new Jew to the painful sobering of the contemporary Israeli.
20:00 –"The Museum Presents Itself 2"
20:45 – ""Erection and Limpness: Depiction of Men in Israeli Art"
21:30 – "The Hill" dance performance by Roy Assaf