Counterlightby Alison Roberts | 10.05.16
Maya Zack’s Counterlight, now open at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, is grand in its size and impact, complete with films, large-scale illustrations, and sculptural installations.
Providing a unique testament to a collective history, the exhibition broadens the channels through which we comprehend past events. In the process, Counterlight challenges our interaction with the present, subtly commenting on the fragility of events and their relation to communal knowledge.
Working across a wide range of mediums, the artist revisits 1930’s Germany through various lenses, such as the poetic works of Paul Celan and through the imagined protagonist of the exhibition’s three films.
Despite Counterlight’s clearly set context, the exhibition remains a reminder of the ephemeral nature of history and reality.
All images are courtesy of the Museum
Exhibition runs through Saturday 20 August 2016.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd, Tel Aviv.
Mon, Wed, Sat 10:00-18:00, Tue, Thu 10:00-21:00, Fri 10:00-14:00