Arad: From Vision to Delusion - Chapter 1
Curator: Hadas Kedar
Ana Camusso & David Wapner, Boris Kopilevich, Ohad Matalon, Merav Maroody, Ibrahim Nawaja, Lihi Yalin & Raz Rozkin, Shimon Pinto, Hadas Reshef, Sara Schada, Tamar Roded Shabtay, Eyal Segal, Rachel Yanai, Ruth Dorrit Yacoby, Itay Ziv.
Arad Contemporary Art Center
The exhibition 'Arad: From Vision to Delusion- Chapter 1" is comprised of artworks by artists currently living or that have lived in the past in Arad and its vicinity. The Eastern Negev desert has a vibrant creative community from a wide spectrum of backgrounds including: African Israelites; Bedouin; former kibbutz members; new immigrants from former USSR etc. The exhibition engages with local creative individuals through a dynamic program of events and meetings to examine the possibilities of reflection of the foundation of the city and how it influenced the area in their work. The three sections: Vision; Living Forms and Delusion - allowed for a plethora of voices to be heard. Furthermore, a monthly program of events displayed their work and its methodologies to the wide public. This included opening a temporary studio in the gallery space; a make-shift print-making workshop and a gallery talk.