Songs Of Innocence and Experience: A Study GuideE
London based photographer Rick Pushinsky’s ‘Songs Of Innocence and of Experience: A Study Guide’ which launched this month at The Photographers’ Gallery. The edition is a visual response to William Blake’s 1789 illustrated collection of poems, using photographs interwoven with fragments of text from Francis Gilbert’s study guide to build a vision of the world seen through the prism of Blake’s imagination.
Hillel Roman's 'Universal' integrates his videos, sculptures, and drawings in the elaboration of a volume which seeks to deconstruct as much as it does to enchant. By re-presenting a variety of internet-sourced utopian images which both seduce, entice, and dominate us, his work calls into question popular mythologies while simultaneously celebrating how the Internet inverts hierarchies of knowledge, by changing how information is exchanged, and unseating the dominance of experts within the epistimological fields of knowledge.
Hush tells the story of a society living through a recurring loop of violent outbursts, in which, time and again, life is shattered into pieces and reconstructed. Through personal correspondence and Photographs spanning over a decade, Noa Ben-Shalom turns her camera away from the more obvious scenes of direct violence in order to focus on the subtle ways this conflict has permeated all aspects of life in Israel.
The Urburb: Patterns Of Contemporary Living
The Urburb: Patterns of Contemporary Living is a new book that accompanies The Israeli Pavilion at The 14th annual Venice Biennale of Architecture. The Urburb is a neologism referring to the mesh of the urban and suburban – which characterizes the great majority of residential areas in contemporary Israel.
Dana Levy's new monograph 'World Order’ was printed on the occasion of her recent solo exhibition at The CCA in Tel-Aviv. The book focuses on spaces that present, appropriate, and define museal objects.<
First We Feel Then We Fall
Guy Yanai's first book "FIRST WE FEEL THEN WE FALL" mixes photography, drawing, and painting in the elaboration of a unique visual language. The book opens with a trove of found images that have informed and inspired Yanai's practice. The 'Sources' are followed by drawings, curatorial essays by Nuit Banai and James Trainor, and twenty two plates, including twelve oil paintings on linen, and ten oil paintings on custom birch panels.
ISBN - 978-0-9864853-3-0
For the past seventy years, Miriam Weisenstein has dutifully gone each morning to open her photo studio on Allenby Street. Miriam and Rudi Weisenstein immigrated to Tel-Aviv from Czechoslovakia in the 1930's.
ISBN - 978-0-9921337-6-4
Each drawing in Karam Natour's visual diary of the unconscious is composed according to a set of aesthetic constraints; Always digitally drawn, always on the same yellowed papyrus paper which he found on the internet, frequently naked. The drawings feature a character who resembles the artist acting out allegories, re-appropriating symbols, and wrestling with his identity in a public and brash manner. The edition seeks to dialogue with Karam's practice, and objectively present the work while simultaneously opening it up for interpretation.