Gallery Talk – Artist Natalia Zourabova in conversation with Curator Vardit Gross
Friday Mar 17th, 12pm
Maquettes Workshop – With artist Natalia Zourabova
*Maquettes are small models created to plan bigger objects such as sculptures, decors, or buildings. You will find examples of maquettes in our current exhibition “Arad” by Natalia Zourabova.
In this workshop you will experiment with scale and form to create your own maquette.
The small models that accompany the exhibition represent the various scenes: they deconstruct and reassemble them into scaled down sets, into theater stage maquettes. These are landscapes that are constructed after the painting, trying to imitate and expand it. More than they reflect reality, they reflect the pictorial reality: a desert generated by glued paper surfaces painted blue and yellow; a snow-clad valley made of corrugated paper; a broken perspective that reproduces the one captured in the painting. An attempt to build a world all her own, originating in the canvas.
In a sense, the maquettes are a continuation of Zourabova’s attempt to undermine the single perspective on the picture. She tries to break the painterly frame, whether by making the painting panoramic and trying to furnish it with the angles and depth of reality, or by expanding it beyond the traditional square. The scaled down models also allow us to choose our point of view: They reveal the world behind the picture, and allow us to expand the scene, to discover more about the play.
*The workshop and talk will be held in HebrewRead more
Ha’Amal 8, Tel Aviv
Gallery Talk: Friday, Mar 17th, 12pm