Meir Gal / Longing for the Ghetto
Opening: 01/06/2007 Closing: 30/06/2007
Meir Gal’s solo exhibition show at Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art is the second part in a series titled “The Story of Israeli Art”. The first part was shown in 1995 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
In this show Meir Gal continues to survey and document the writings of numerous writers, critics, curators, etc. active in the Israeli art world since the 1940’s. He selects various sentences and statements, uses them as quotations and places them in a new context alongside popular images from contemporary Israeli life. By doing so Gal reframes Israeli writing about art and lays out the textual conditions under which visual artists have been operating for decades.
Also included in the show are two objects titled “Sky Shield for the State of Israel” as well as “The Complete Jewish Lexicon” and “The Concise Israeli Lexicon”.
Meir Gal would like to acknowledge and thank all the writers quoted in this show, but are too numerous to mention.