Jubilee Year For Mitzpor Arad

December 8, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Arad Contemporary Art Center
28 Ben Yair st. Arad, Israel

Featuring:
Tal Alperstein
Yarden Halperin Omer Halperin
Laura Kirshnbaum
Roy Menachem Markovich
Guy Nissenhaus
Chen Serfaty
Goni Riskin
Igael Tumarkin
Alona Weiss

Curator: Hadas Kedar
Assistant Curator: Tamar Roded Shabtay
Exhibition design: Lihi Yalin

The exhibition Jubilee Year For Mitzpor Arad is presented on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the public sculpture “Mizpor” (1962-1968) by the artist Yigal Tumarkin (b.1933), located on the outskirts of the city of Arad. The exhibition explores the way in which environmental sculpture expresses the spirit of the times and focuses on sculptural issues in Israel at the beginning of the 21st century. The works in the exhibition openĀ a channel of communication with contemporary environmental sculptures and listening to messages transmitted from them. Many of the works in the exhibition were created while in Arad and were introduced to the sculpture “Mitzpor” in the framework of Arad Art & Architecture residency program.