“Sal Tzricha” / Consumer Basket

Annual Exhibition of the Ceramic Artists Association of Israel

Curator: Raz Samira
Opening: Thursday 29/8/13 at 20:00 / Exhibition closes: Saturday 12 October 2013
At the opening: Performance by Tamar Nissim “The Grinder”

Artists: Elizabeth Cohen, Irit Orpaz, Anisa Ashkar, Efrat Eyal, Gideon Gechtman, Janet Gino, Guy Goldstein, Dorit Bentov, Daniel Landau, Talia Tokatly, Yael Novak, Yoella Sharon, Leah Sheves, Maya Aton, Michal Adler Shalev, Sivan Sternbach, Einat Aroch, Einat Cohen, Inbal Garzon, Ofri Tam, Ronit Barranga, Rahel Elimelech Orbach, Rani Gilat, Raya Stern, Tamar Nissim

Sal Tzricha“, the annual exhibition of the Israeli Ceramic Artists Association, marks the two-year anniversary of the social protest of summer 2011. The exhibition is a reflection of the social and artistic events following the protest, and examines the effect of the protest on the Israeli narrative and consciousness.

The “market basket” or “consumer basket” is a major factor in our daily lives. It defines the consumer price index, poverty rates, cultural services, and the health basket. Market basket changes are indicative of economic changes, which are followed by social and political change. The exhibition refers to the control that global capitalist economics has on the socio-economic reality which we all live in, and responds to contemporary consumer culture which serves the needs of large corporations while making use of mass media to create polarization between rich and poor.

Twenty-five artists present their interpretations of “Sal Tzricha” (Scream Basket) and perspectives on the socio-economic protest. The exhibition features a variety of works: video art, classic pottery upgraded with modern designs, ceramic sculpture corresponding to contemporary art, miniature works and large-scale projects, intersections of different materials which are embedded in traditional materials and various ceramic working methods. The works are a depiction of current reality, of days past, and some even look to the future. All works are contemporary and Israeli. They cry out – at times defiantly, at times with humor, and at times in pain all joining together to form an authentic response to the current state of Israeli society.

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