The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jerusalem art show turns 'home' inside out
A visitor looks at installations as he sits next next to the "Grater Divide" installation (R) by artist Mona Hatoum, at the No Place Like Home exhibition in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on February 26, 2017. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP.
JERUSALEM (AFP).- A giant kitchen grater with menacing blades, an ironing board festooned with penises and Marcel Duchamp's repurposed urinal greet visitors to the Israel Museum's new show "No Place Like Home".

The exhibition focuses on the reinterpretation of household objects in art, and takes Duchamp's jokey 1917 "Fountain" as its starting point.

The 120 quirky and sometimes creepy exhibits are laid out in stark white spaces, identified as rooms of a home and labelled as entrance, living room, bathroom and others.

It evokes the layout and "home" settings of furniture superstores such as Ikea, one of the event's sponsors.

"It's the first time that the subject has been treated in this way, from the time of Duchamp up to today," said exhibition curator Adina Kamien-Kazhdan.

"Domestic objects transformed by the artists in many ways are gathered in a quasi-house, a strange sort of house within the Israel Museum," she said.

It also marks the centenary of Duchamp's piece of sanitary ware, considered an early example of the anarchic Dada movement.

Dadaism ran through the mid-1920s and used humour, wit and irony to highlight what some artists described as social and cultural decay in Europe in the wake of World War I.

Also in the Jerusalem exhibition are works by Franco-American artist Louise Bourgeois, pop-art star Andy Warhol and Japanese feminist Yayoi Kusama, creator of the penises waiting to be ironed.

Kamien-Kazhdan describes it as a protest against male domination.

"The artists evoke many contemporary problems through these everyday objects: the allocation of tasks between the sexes at home, identity, sexuality, family and how we build our cultural identity through the house," she said.

Of the 120 exhibits, 70 belong to the collection of the Israel Museum and the others have been lent by the London's Tate Gallery, MOMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

The exhibition is open until July 29.

© Agence France-Presse

Today's News

February 27, 2017

Exhibition chronicles art during the decade following the Wall Street Crash of 1929

First exhibition dedicated to the work of Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti opens in Doha

Tampa Museum of Art opens 'Alex Katz: Black and White'

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris exhibits works by Karel Appel

From Tokyo to USA: Kusama's eternal love of polka dots

Steven Kasher Gallery presents works by three masters of erotic photography

The Schirn Kunsthalle opens first retrospective of Richard Gerstl's work in Germany

Exhibition centers on gender and feminist politics in the age of trans-identity

Jerusalem art show turns 'home' inside out

Rare Japanese woodblock prints on display in Poland

Bush to unveil portraits of 'war on terror' US veterans

In besieged Gaza, first English library to open window to world

In Mosul, a long-term battle to repair Iraq's heritage

Orange is the new splat: Fruit battle in Italian town

9/11 Memorial Commemorates 1993 WTC Bombing

Meller Merceux Ltd. offers an exceptionally rare Pre-Raphaelite school artwork

World-traveling fashionista arrives in New York City's Garment District

James Marshall's first solo show at Peters Projects opens in Santa Fe

Helene Appel opens solo exhibition of new paintings at The Approach

The June Kelly Gallery exhibits recent expressionist paintings by Frances Hynes

'Apollo 13' star Bill Paxton dies at 61

African cinema crosses 'Borders' at Burkina fest

mother's tankstation opens exhibition of works by Alasdair McLuckie

Play pinball on vintage machines surrounded by art inspired by it

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Priceless Van Goghs or just plain art? Works sent to museum for authentication

2.- Exhibition dedicated to the years shared between Pablo Picasso and Olga Khokhlova opens

3.- Man faces court for slashing Thomas Gainsborough painting at the National Gallery

4.- Art world horrified by President Donald Trump's push to end funding

5.- Jane Austen faked her own marriage twice

6.- Exhibition chronicles rise of the Ebony Fashion Fair, empowerment of African-Americans through fashion

7.- Art world horrified by President Donald Trump's push to end funding

8.- Discoveries by Israel Antiquities Authority shine light on life in time of Christ

9.- TEFAF's top masterpiece goes to the Rijksmuseum

10.- Exhibition devoted to the partnership between Michelangelo & Sebastiano opens

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful