Artists Deganit Berest and Yitzhak Livneh have been studio mates for almost two decades. They work in two identically sized spaces at a former diamond cutting and polishing facility that was split down in the middle.
The nucleus around which the exhibition took shape was Berest’s offer to Livneh to use large prints from her photographic series The Dreams, exhibited in 2001 at the Herzliya Museum, which have since faded and discoloured, as the support of his paintings.
Livneh, who at the time was experimenting with the amalgamation of painting and photography, happily accepted her offer. The outcome is the exhibition Berest & Livneh & Co, which features the photos from The Dreams series after Livneh painted on them.
The exhibition is also a late expression of the artists’ years long experience of working on opposite sides of the same wall.
Text: Prof. Efrat Biberman