© 2012 שרית אכטנברג כל הזכויות שמורות.  

© 2012 Sarit Achtenberg All Rights Reserved.

Covering

Solo exhibition, Museum of Israeli art Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan, May- September 2013
Curator: Meir Ahronson
Banana plantations, in the north of Israel. A plantation, allegedly looking banal, becomes, for me, a scene full of surprises.
The banana bunches are sometimes covered by plastic sacks, some of which are brown and others blue, seem to me like wrapped women, hovering among the trees.
  After conversation with the plantation's workers I realized that they called the covers "skirts".  Almost by themselves, these bunches, imagined as women, turned into a fact, grounded in the growers' language. These covers are meant to protect the bananas from pests and other natural forces. In an almost self-evident association, one can see the connection with human clothing that on one hand is meant to protect the body, while on the other is also meant to cover the naked body due to chastity and practice.
Next to the oil paintings, the current exhibition also presents a group of abstract drawings in black ink.  The drawings seemingly like a Rorschach stains, familiar to us from intelligence tests, and indeed, stimulates the viewer's private imagination.


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