Yasky and Co.by Alison Roberts | 08.05.16
Yasky and Co.: Israeli Architecture According to Avraham Yasky, now open at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, presents an impressive testament to the influence of a single individual.
The exhibition showcases the evolution of Yasky’s work, noting the various controversies and successes along the way. Yasky’s prolific career provides an exceptional case study to understand the influence of architecture in charting the course of a country’s development.
Increasingly affected by the firm’s market driven clients, Yasky’s buildings, more than any other architectural firm, set the physical landscape that would usher in the new era of the Israeli economy.
Appropriating the stylistic influence of North-American corporate architecture, the exhibition struggles to balance Yasky’s economic, technological, and material achievements with the sentimental loss that inevitably accompanies progress.
Brilliantly curated, Yasky and Co. pays the architect due respect, while democratizing the debate over Israel’s public space.
Exhibition runs through, Saturday 27 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
www.tamuseum.org.il | 03-607-7020