Be my guest: Kyoko Ibe

Kyoko Ibe is a master of paper. She exhibited all over the world. It is the first time she visits Israel and will have an exhibition at Inga Gallery. These pictures were taken at her studio In the mountains of Kyoto, 2011. She generously demonstrated her technique to a group led by Tirza Paitan, her assistant […]

What is this blog about?

  My first memory of collecting and organizing knowledge is from the age of six. In a new notebook, I wrote all I knew about my ancestors and the pyramids. Since it felt important, I buried it in the courtyard for people of the future to find and know what happened here. I probably still […]

Triangles

As I stroll on Dimitry Pikionis’s walkways in Athens, I deeply identify with his love of stone, fresh compositions, texture, rhythm, patina and deep knowledge of history. I can choose so many frames – I can photograph here forever! Then I notice that many squares tend to break down at their edges. I write down […]

Incessant Mezuzah

Incessant Mezuzah [2006, excerpt], is a cyclical video artwork dealing with deficiency and absence, and unceasing persistence in bringing the past back to life. This artwork represents a personal interpretation of the sacred text and of its actual writing process.   Incessant Mezuzah video artwork is a part of the Jewish Museum New York collection, and […]

Altered book

Sad Maps, 2010 דפים מספר מטופל, מפות עצובות, 2010

Avraham Ofek: “Artist are the off-springs of fisherman…”

The pursuit of sailing activates longing and yearning. It is linked in my mind to some kind of OVER THERE in the horizon; The hope that there will be some  answer,  the wish to fill a desire or thirst. The experience of longing is attached to my childhood memory of the slow process of approaching to a port. […]

The secrets of Kyoto 5/7 – Euclid Diagram

I lost my center point in the heat, humidity and noise of cicadas. Sitting on a stone, I was gazing at the shades in the Zen garden. I was thinking about geometry trying to reach again for frames of familiar order. I recalled Euclid’s diagrams. Hence, I imposed Euclid with my camera on a Japanese […]

Ancient Alexandria Library-my story, part 1

One summer night at 2009, I woke up and sat straight up in bed as if I was struck by lightning. I had an idea that filled me with excitement and wonder. I took some papers and started scribbling: What if the Ancient Library of Alexandria did not burn down? Where would we be today? […]