Wire(less) Connections

May 27, 2016-March 18, 2017

Location: Weinstein Gallery, Ruth Youth Wing

Curator: Daniella Shalev

What is the significance of ties – real and metaphorical – and what role do they play? Who tugs at our heartstrings? Who weaves the thread of our life? When do wires combine to form a network – and when a tangle? The exhibition moves between two poles: from the primal thread of human existence – the umbilical cord – to the ramification of wireless connections such as the social networks. The art on show, by Israeli and international contemporary artists, employs various kinds of threads and deals with personal, social, and cultural issues, inviting the entire family to pull the strings and discover countless connections.

Dvora Morag
A Set Table, 2005
Installation; pottery, jute, sewing thread, metal thread
Collection of the artist, Tel Aviv

Zipora Rafaelov
Flow (detail), 2016
Installation, site-specific; threads
Collection of the artist, Düsseldorf

Edna Ohana
13,000 Meters, 2016