Curator: Noa Lea Cohn, Art Shelter Gallery
Participating Artists: Ilan Atlan / Shai Azoulay / Shahaf Ben Shaya / Yom Tov Blumenthal / Dan Groover / Anshie Kagan / Ezra Landau / Yiddy Lebovits / Judith Levi / Etzion Mizrahi / Yitzchok Moully / Mendy Pellin / Esther Malka Seruya / David Baruch Wolk/ Marcelle Tehila Bitton
The exhibition is called Black Humor after the Israeli slang expression for the ultra-Orthodox, who are called "blacks" for the dominant color of their clothes, and exposes for the first time a new pop art genre called Pophoddox. The exhibition deals with the identity and appearance of the Orthodox Jew and his ability to deal with a two-way view: interior and exterior. The exhibition's artists stand on the watershed: on the one hand, they use introspective, inner humor that belongs to the public in which they belong to the thin nuances within it. On the other hand, humor enables them to direct an external critical eye on themselves - 'the self-conscious stranger.' This pioneering exhibition is a contemporary seismograph of the sociological and ideological processes taking place in ultra-Orthodox society (under its various factions) under the radar.
Venue: Beit Hasid