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2013-01-11

‘If Time Watched the Clock’ – an exhibition by an Israeli artist

Next Tuesday, January 15th, Muzeum Dialogu Kultur w Kielcach (The Museum of the Dialogue of Cultures in Kielce) will inaugurate the ‘If Time Watched the Clock – Kształt czasu’ by the Israeli artist Muli Ben Sasson. On Thursday, January 17th, at 6 pm, a meeting will be organized during which Muli Ben Sasson and Marek Cecuła will talk about contemporary design.

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The exhibition comprises twenty of the artist’s most recent works of art, which have never been shown in Poland before. The artefacts are made of laser-cut stainless steel and aluminum, on which Muli Ben Sasson fixed hand-bound wires and fragments of metal. A circle is the leitmotif of these sculptures, symbolizing mythical cyclical time. The artist combines them with pendulums, clock-hand-shaped metal scraps, lines designating star constellations, all of which are central in measuring time. The works remind the viewer of mythical animals, children’s toys, time measuring devices and astronomical tools, showing historical, linear time, i.e. fleetingness, confronted against cyclical unchangeable mythic time.

Prof. Muli Ben Sasson heads the Ceramics and Glass School at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Sasson is a world-famous art curator, scientist and designer. Throughout his artistic career, he has designed and organized many exhibitions, including the one entitled ‘Contemporary anti-Semitism in Germany’, which has been mounted in cooperation with the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism in Berlin, and displayed at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Institute in Jerusalem. The exhibition travelled to various German cities over the next few years.

The ‘If Time Watched the Clock’ exhibition is curated by the ceramics artist Marek Cecuła. The exhibition has been made possible thanks to the support of the Israeli Embassy and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The exhibition will be displayed until March 3rd.

For more information visit the Museum’s official website.

 

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