Summer Exhibition at Raw Art Gallery

Iva Kafri, Untitled, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 193 cm, courtesy of the gallery

While many galleries in London, New York and Berlin are closed for the summer, the art scene in Tel Aviv is bustling with life. Located in the gritty industrial area of Kiryat Hamelacha, Raw Art espouses the casual, public-friendly exhibition programming adopted by the up-and-coming galleries in Israel’s second largest city. Shunning an opening event for private collectors, Raw Art has kicked off a summer exhibition that will showcase the works of its Israeli and international artists who work across different disciplines.

is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the exhibition: she pieces together cinematic techniques that accentuate the themes of violence, beauty and false glamour, using the simple forms found in nature as a main inspiration. One of her untitled works, which features embroidery on paper, is both ethereal and delicate, bringing to mind the beautiful frailty of the passing moment. is another outstanding artist – his video work is a pastiche of different genres of television, and in this new series he creates complex sculptural pieces that he destroys on screen, breaking the illusion of filmic distance.

Raw Art Gallery’s summer exhibition is on until 28 September.

, 3 Shvil Ha’ Meretz St, Building 8, 4th Floor, Tel Aviv 66535 

Images courtesy of the gallery.

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