Manofim Festival, 2016, Jerusalem.
Exhibiting visual art, installation, performance, poetry and sound:
Miriam Vilner, Yael Serlin, Avigail Freid, Lea Laukstein, Batnadiv Hakarmi, Julia Aronson, Hagit Molgan, Shulamit Etzion, Ziporah Mandel, Renana Solomon, Yael Shimoni Buchbinder, Noga Greenberg, Yael Horn Danino, Yehudis Barmatz, Moria Eder Plaskin
Curator: Liav Mizrahi
The immortal figure of Zelda the Poet and her poems, layered with meaning, are the starting point for the Exhibit and accompanied Happening, occurring in the Studio of Her Own gallery in Jerusalem.
Amongst the Jewish Orthodox sector, Zelda is considered a leading and influential artist. Her complex life story is a source of inspiration amongst many religious women artists. Conflicts, identity crisis, life dilemmas, concessions, pressures and drives, are all part of a fertile ground for extensive and diverse forms of creative expression.
The freedom to express what is impossible to put into words is one of the central components of the exhibit, taking place after ten months of devoted work and collaboration.
A selection of fifteen different artists give expression to their personal connection with Zelda's work, be it in response to her use of words and the artistic expression, or through identifying with her expressions of pain, loneliness, and inner cravings.
Each work reflects a personal and human connection to Zelda the Poet.
Exhibition events for "Weird to Be a Woman" will take place September 15, starting 7:30 pm and through the night, and continues on Friday September 16 between 10am-1pm.
"House in the Air" installation
dust, stone rubble, cable, and a bike wheel
Will be displayed for the first time,
hanging outside the gallery during opening night.