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Passion | 2004

In the Passion installation located at the Shlush gallery, the space was almost empty, creating a trap for the visitor. On one wall hung two black and white giant portraits of two scandalous figures in the Israeli culture: The first one is Yigal Amir, the assassin of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who represents the edge of the right wing at the Israeli political spectrum. The second figure is Mordechai Vanunu, a controversial figure who was accused and convicted of treason and espionage against Israel, this figure represents the other side of the spectrum, the left wing.

On the opposite wall of these photographs the artist create a red cloth-covered wall, with golden diamond shaped pattern and Ping-Pong balls attached. At the center of the wall placed a tiny peephole. Looking through it the observer saw a blue wall with a big transparent lens and a small pink towel. This gives the observer the opportunity to become a criminal himself, watching through the peephole while the other two portraits of criminals who fulfilled their desire staring at his back.

exhibition poster

Passion, Wailing and Compassion are installation exhibitions, taking place simultaneously in three galleries in Tel Aviv: Shloush, Hamidrasha and Dvir.