A chance meeting at the community center with Vered Levanon Parente, a local artist who operates in the neighborhood and teaches children, forms the basis for a dialog that develops between Tati and various other resident artists of Jessy Cohen. Vered takes Tati to meet Mimi Rosenberg, who in turn takes him to Genadhi (Gdalia) Zimmel. Each of the artists tells a travel story. Levanon Parante, granddaughter of painter Mordechai Levanon, “wounds the canvas,” as she puts it, in order to make it human, thereby “making it carry my life burden.” Rosenberg’s artistic career began with actions within the neighborhood, and with her involvement in Neighborhood Reconstruction projects. Finally, Zimmel recounts his fascinating journey beginning in Lvov in west Ukraine, followed by receiving the Lenin award for extraordinary service to the country, and ending in Jessy Cohen.
Vered Levanon Parente
Vered is a painter and a painting teacher in Lazaros Community Center. This exhibition focuses on her drawings. The drawings are made in pencil and markers on paper, and expose a reach world of images driven from the artist personal daily life. The everyday world is integrated with imaginary worlds.
Surveillance camera at the Shomer Youth Movement -Jessy Cohen branch.
Surveillance camera at the the Jessy Cohen soup kitchen.
Mimi is a painter, sculptor and a member of the artists group “Color in Nature”. She has been teaching painting for many years in several institutions. She also taught in art camps of the Jewish Agency. Rosenberg had been chosen to be Holon’s woman of the year, she got the Lion’s signal and she is one of the co-founders of the Painters and Sculptors association in Israel. Her works were exhibited in many shows and her sculptors are placed throughout the city of Holon.
Genadi (Gedaliah) Tsimel
Tsimel studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Ukraine. In addition to being an artist, he is also a teacher who taught many students in Jaffa and Holon. The exhibition will present a short documentary about Tsimel’s life as well as a representative cross-section of wood sculptures and engravings, from African Sculpture to Judaica engravings. Another exhibit is tiniest sculpture in the world, after which Ttsimel got into the Guinness book.
THE KABOOM! PROCESS
In the exhalation the THE KABOOM! PROCESS (Meir Tati and the Danish artist Søren Dahlgaard) showed 2 projects."Dough Portraits" The participants were invited to play with and mold the dough before placing it on their heads. The result is an innovative take of the classical portrait.“Composition 1-8” Here, the artists explore the tradition of modern sculpture by building various compositions out of mobile, wooden walls. This allegedly playful act aims to deconstruct the essence of the modernistic outdoor sculpture- its heavy material and undisputed site-specific permanence. Here, the sculptural compositions, made by Tati and Dahlgaard, visually resembling the Modern aesthetic- are opposite by definition; they are mobile and light, fleeting and ever changing, without leaving any permanent trace. Therefore, their work mergers the heavy Modern sculpture tradition, with the ideas of contemporary street- art. They create once more, a new crossbreed- a “sculpture graffiti”.