A unique Israeli art exhibition is being showcased currently on the streets of France's capital of Paris as part of an event celebrating the best in creation and design.
The "Present Future" exhibition, curated by Galina Arbeli, presents the works of 16 Israeli artists as part of the Paris Design Week this year, taking place September 8-17.
The exhibition presents ceramic works of art school graduates. In the age of rapid advancement in technology, young artist must adapt quickly and respond to the changes around them. The artists experiment with different materials and harness technology to present new and surprising interpretations of our world.
The works in the exhibitions touch on three main themes: technology as a tool for personal expression, the line between past and present and a dialogue between something original and a copy. The different projects raise questions about old versus new, natural and artificial, and their places in the digital industrial world.
Among the artists featured in the exhibition were Ofri Lipshiz, who imagines the near future as machine automated. The delicate decorations on her ceramic tiles were accomplished via computer code, with a minimal personal touch.
Inspired by the COVID lockdowns, artist Tair Almor in her works presents objects she found in 3D printing libraries online, which she prints and makes into ceramic molds. She focuses on printing staples of Asian cuisine and using it to construct her pieces.
Artist Evgenia Kirstein uses ceramic vases she creates to inspect modern social topics. She brings the past and present together by using cave painting techniques and modern graffiti styles. One of her works simulates a stone from the Western Wall – where people place notes believing whatever is scribbled on the note will come true.
Another one of Kirstein’s pieces, called “Love is Love," describes the different kinds of human romantic emotions, using refences from Ancient Greek writings.
The exhibition is presented in the “Galerie Joseph” gallery in France until September 12.