Be my Guest: Cennino d’Andrea Cennini

    Cennino d’Andrea Cennini was an Italian painter in the 14th century. He worked in Florence and was inspired by Giotto His book The Craftsman’s Handbook is a foundation corner in the history of the art of the Renaissance.   As an art student at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in the 70ies, it […]

My bookshelf in the Ancient Library of Alexandria

  My grandfather told me the story of The Ancient Library of Alexandria. It has been present in my mind with a sense of loss since childhood. I imagined the burnet scrolls. What was in them? What have we lost? I imagine the toga-wearing scholars wondering about the gardens, conversing with each other, discussing Aristotle’s […]

Reggio Emilia and Ancient Alexandria Library

nona orabch at reggio emilia

For a few years I have been contemplating about our lost Ancient Library of Alexandria. Visiting Reggio Emilia at the Malaguzzi International Center, 2106 the concept of scholars gathering and sharing knowledge – Alexandria came to my mind from this perspective. Mound Hacker humbly left signs next to children’s artwork and at the lion’s base at […]

Mound Hacker on his way to Rome

My late grandfather, the architect  Issac Kipnis, was the first to tell me the story of the burnt  library of Alexandria. I was eight years old. The lost knowledge of the western world intrigued me ever since. I will be lecturing at The Arts and Sociaty Conference at Rome this week. Mound Hacker, will be probably restless, trying to pull me out of the lecture […]

Archaeology – fiction and reality

Here is a short clip briefly describing a site-specific performance installation at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2013. Tel Nona, Audience Version Would you like to  initiate such an event at your Museum? Text about the artwork by Dr. Rivka Bakalsh: Ready and Made   More finds

Open studio – concrete and virtual

I have been clearing my studio for a fresh process. I assume that empty spaces will soon be filled with unknown artwork. Many guests are expected this weekend to look at old and new work and perhaps choose something to take with them. Yesterday I printed a few QRs and placed them next to pictures […]

2013 ,תל נונה, גרסת הקהל, מוזיאון ישראל

בחודשים האחרונים אני עסוקה בהכנות ללילה אחד מיוחד במינו במוזיאון ישראל בירושלים 25.7.13 נקודת מגע בערב זה היוצרות מתהפכות ושאלות מהותיות על אמנות נשאלות באופן הומוריסטי ולעתים נוקב .אחכה לכם  באגף הארכאולוגי ואצור מיצג ומיצב תל נונה, גרסת הקהל – מיצג כבר כמה חודשים שאני מנסה לנחש מה ינחת על שולחני ואיך אמצא בחפץ פלסטיק […]

Join me on a Mediterranean site-specific project-Mound Hacker

Israel is a home for so many cultures. Anywhere you plant, dig – you might find remains of someone who lived here once upon a time. Tel-Nona, a virtual mound – is a frame of thought where I excavate for artistic archetypes related to cultures around the Mediterranean and beyond. As many mounds, my accidental finds and orders […]

Mound Hacker at Pompeii- Apollo

My current site-specific art project is intervening in the time lines of actual Tells [mounds] and archaeological sites around the Mediterranean. I am visiting Pompeii. On our way out of Pompeii, I already feel self-assured to separate from Galeliaan shards in my bag. I feel more confident that I am creating something relevant to art;  […]