Mon 23 September 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Givol Art Forum - 3 Alroy Street, Tel Aviv,

Tel Aviv Arts Council,
Young Patrons of the Arts Celebrating Israeli Creative Culture:

Givon Art Forum – Exclusive Exhibition
Private Neve Tzedek Art Foundation
+ Wine, Music, Talks & Hundreds of Young Tel Avivis

Come celebrate Tel Aviv’s modern and classical art scene with the “What the Matter Wants?” exhibit, highlighting contemporary artists revisiting the conceptual and post-minimalist Israeli art from the 1960s.

Date: Monday September 23rd 2019, doors open 8pm
Who: 20s & 30s, young cool Tel Avivis
Venue: Givon Art Forum, 3 Elro’i Street, Neve Tzedek, TLV
Ticket: FREE (exclusive for 20s & 30s)

About Our Exhibit: “What the Matter Wants?”
With works by Adi Krauss after Nahum Tevet, Alex Zavitan after Yair Garbuz, Arik Weiss after Henry Shelesnyak, Anton Avramov Basat after Tamar Getter, Avner Pinchover after Micha Ullman, Bezalel Ben-Chaim after Michael Gross, Carmit Hassine after Tamar Getter, Chana Anushik Manhaimer after Yudith Levin, Dafna Talmon and Lilah Markman after Aviva Uri, Dafna Talmon after Yair Garbus, Dana Friedlander Oren after David Ginton, Didi Smoly Hamburger after Efrat Natan, Gali Lutski after Arie Aroch, Karin Dolin after Sarah Breitberg-Semel (catalogue), Michal Lazarovitz after Michal Na’aman, Moshe Roas after Menashe Kadishman, Or Inbar after Tsibi Geva, Or Zaid after Yaakov Dorchin, and Sharon Azagi after Nahum Tevet; additional works by Raffie Lavie, selected by Noemi Givon.

Part exhibition and part educational project, “What the Matter Wants?” is the culmination of a course that consisted of series of encounters, artists’ talks and studio visits held during the school year of 2017–2018 with students from Hamidrasha’s Postgraduate Fine Art Program. The encounters centered on exhibition projects from recent years that sought to revisit seminal conceptual and post-minimalist exhibitions from the 1960s, as well as on several key players in the field of Israeli art from around those years and “The Want of Matter: A Quality in Israeli Art,” the iconic exhibition curated by Sarah Breitberg-Semel at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 1986.

“What the Matter Wants?” is a collaboration between the Givon Art Forum, a non-profit space located in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, Tel Aviv, and the Postgraduate Fine Art Program at Hamidrasha, the Faculty of the Arts at the Beit Berl College.

About Our Venue: Givon Art Fourm
The Givon Art Forum is a new initiative which seeks to address a perceived gap between the activities of today’s private gallery and the museum. Events and exhibitions will explore a range of propositions and views — be they those of the artist or the curator —signaling new directions and forging new understandings.

The activities of the Forum will be broad enough to accommodate one-off events in a variety of media including: sculpture, video, installation, architecture, painting, drawing, new media. The common denominator linking all these activities will be an emphasis on ideas that in turn have the capacity to generate experience. The Forum will not only encourage but critically examine the role of the collector in today’s art world. The Forum insists on the primacy of the work of art independently of market or other considerations.

About the Tel Aviv Arts Council
Young Patrons of the Arts Celebrating Israeli Creative Culture

The Tel Aviv Arts Council celebrates the creative culture of Israel by providing a venue for young creatives and lovers of the arts to gather while attending lectures and demonstrations by world class artists, performers, and technologists.

The common theme in our events is a playful exploration of the world around us and the search for something unique that expands our vistas and leaves one with a sense of wonder. All of our private events are non-profit, but professionally produced to provide attendees with a comfortable environment to engage with the arts community, and take place in various venues throughout our great city.

“Without vision a people perishes” – King Solomon

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