The exhibition addresses the phenomenon of overload in the post-fact age, which is characterized by exaggerated reliance on social media as a source of knowledge. This tendency stems from a loss of faith in the official, journalistic, and news-oriented institutions, and from data over flow. Today, an endless stream of stimuli masks the truth and makes good judgment and clear messaging difficult. The exhibition seeks to explore how this phenomenon of overload expressed in art.
Ronit Baranga’s sculptural installation The Walls Will Talk features a large, dense concentration of mouths filling the corner of the exhibition space. The words passed on from mouth to mouth wish to be spoken, to distribute knowledge. According to the artist, “the walls talk and pass the words on and spread the information they have. This is where the trust that our secret will be kept begins to crumble.” The installation refers to an immaterial cultural characteristic – the internet meme, which replicates itself and spreads, at times like a virus. The farther one is removed from the source of the message, the greater are the spaces between the mouths. The installation spreads out like spam mail, in a way that suggests a loss of control.
Curator: Revital Silverman Grun
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00