Thu 6 September 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Beit Biniamini - HaAmal 17, Tel Aviv,
Curator: Shlomit Bauman
Opening: Thursday, 6.9.18, 19:30
Gallery Talk: Friday, 19.10.18, 11:30
Closing: Saturday, 27.10.18, 14:00
Hybrid Botany Hybrid Botany
Maya Ben David, in collaboration with Ofer Greenwald and Renana Ir Shai
Frustrated Materials Frustrated Materials
Ariel Blonder and Shira Shoval in cooperation with Prof. Eran Sharon, Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Three new exhibitions opening concurrently at the Benyamini House, dealing with different contexts of the relationship between man, nature and technology. The meaning of the terms “nature” and “technology” is constantly changing in culture, and the pace of change is only growing steadily: digitization of processes, nanotechnology (nano in Greek is a dwarf, that is, manipulations on a tiny scale of 9-10 billion meters) Synthetic biology, singularity, etc. are just some of the technological changes that have taken place over the last few decades and are already affecting our daily lives. These technologies create a blurring of the distinction between man, nature and machine, and between reality and virtual reality.
In recent years, with the expansion of existing technological fields and the development of new ones, more and more cooperation between teams from different fields of knowledge is evident. This approach is reflected in two of the three exhibitions in which an interdisciplinary approach emerges: fields of knowledge: botany, digital media, physics, design and art.
The three new exhibitions opening at the Binyamini House offer three different perspectives on the natural and technological space, and ask relevant questions from the language of design and the language of art. The relations between the concepts of “natural” and “technological” are not perceived in these exhibitions from a dichotomous and bizarre division, based on a principled view of a complex, critical and critical relationship, while blurring boundaries on the one hand and seeking the formulation of a new language on the other.