“Life is Beautiful”
Affordable Art Exhibition
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Opening: 1 November 2018
Closing 11 November 2018
Rosenbach Contemporary, 10 King David St., Jerusalem
Miriam Barzesky, Sara Benninga, Joshua Kamien
Yael Oren, Rona Perlman, Masha Potapenkov, Polly Tessler
Today’s world is overwhelmed with methods of “communication” often being impersonal and non-committal. One of the few true methods of communication remaining is Art.
In its purist form, Art is Visual Communication. Through the artist’s creation, the viewer is able to peek into the artist’s personal inner world and to discover. to relate and to often share common ideals, emotions, experiences and expressions. Every situation, may be viewed along the spectrum between positive and negative. The artist’s vision will ultimately affect the creation and as such the viewer.
Although Art is not created with the intention of being visually pleasing, the result of an artist’s quest to seek the positives often affects the aesthetics of the work. Presented in this exhibition is a collection of works grouped together and entitled “Life is Beautiful”. The works speak for themselves; they allow for the viewer to interact and to uncover a new or existing positive.
“Throughout the history of Western art were periods when “beautiful life” was an artistic subject. For example, the end of the 19th century until the outbreak of the First World War, the European Golden Age, La Belle Époque, a period that earned its name due to the technological progress and economic prosperity. Paris, the city of Western pleasures, was a center of recreation, drinking, dancing and cafes.…The exhibition features artists with distinct and unique styles. Some search for the beauty of life in the repetition of the pattern, organic or geometric, and in a repetitive rhythm of dynamic motion. Others deal with subjects such as the social encounter, the colorful expression, or the dissolution of familiar images.” (excerpt from exhibition essay by Dror Shiram and Sara Benninga)
The works presented are priced in multiples of Chai (life), or in its numerical equivalent 18 in order to emphasize this point. Price are set at 1800 NIS ($500), 3600 NIS ($1000) and 5400 NIS ($1500) -- all unique works are offered at affordable prices. Together, the artists make a statement: Life is Beautiful and Art can only enhance this beauty.
Rosenbach Contemporary, was founded by Uri Rosenbach in October 2015. Rosenbach, 60, an art dealer and Jerusalem resident, was born in the United States and came to Israel on his own in 1979. He has seven children and twenty grandchildren. After over 20 years dealing in art, he decided to engage in the vitally important field of establishing a contemporary Israeli art gallery in Jerusalem. The gallery now serves as a unique cultural institution in Jerusalem - and as a private gallery of Contemporary Israeli Art in Jerusalem.
Rosenbach Contemporary, 10 King David Street tel. 0507516091
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00-19:00, Friday 10:00-13:00