Vessels for Memorial and Remembrance Candles in the Contemporary Jewish Art of the Bezalel school
Curators: Dr. Shirat-Miriam Shamir, Ido Noy
“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” (Mark Twain)
The exhibition Keep It Light addresses the end of life, a painful topic that for many is a watershed in the topography of the life cycle. Despite the seriousness and gravity of the subject, this exhibition focuses on black humor, irony and absurdity. Through the display of vessels for memorial and remembrance candles created with unusual and innovative perspectives, the exhibition aims to surprise and stimulate the viewer to reconsider the place of death within the lifecycle, the mourning process and the religious customs associated with each.