The Great Derangement GROUP EXHIBITION
The Great Derangement - group exhibition Curator: Daria Kaufmann Artists: Amir Tomashov, Eli Singalovski, and Batia Malka The exhibition features a body of work by three different artists. It deals with the ongoing global climatic crisis, and takes its name from Amitav Gosh’s book “The Great Derangement - climate change and the Unthinkable”. The Anthropocene, or era of the human, denotes how industrial civilization irreversibly changed the Earth. The planet’s carbon and nitrogen cycles, ocean chemistry and biodiversity - each one the product of slow evolution of millions of years, have been radically and permanently disrupted by human activity. As an example - a single mine in Canada’s tar sands region moves 30 billion tons of sediment annually, double the quantity moved by all the rivers combined. The weight of the fresh water we have redistributed has slowed the Earth’s rotation. The mass extinction of plant and animal species is unlikely to recover for 10 million years. Plastic, which it’s mass produced began in the middle of the 20th century will remain in existence in some form for another millennia. Each of the works selected stress a different aspect of this on-going calamity. Amir Tomashov’s collage works convert the originally sweet-water tributaries of the Ganges, Mekong and Yangtze into endless rivers of building stones. Tomashov uses the building stones as a metaphor for endless waste, produced by humans, which is carried by these rivers into the Oceans. Moreover, the collage series raises questions regarding social justice as our planet fills up quickly with litter produced by enhanced consumption of first world countries. Batia Malka’s body of work, “Taxidermy”, examines another aspect of the impact of human technologies that go astray, that of nuclear energy. Malka sculpts ceramic gas masks which form a body. Out of this toxic torso diverge two different animal heads. These hybrids bring to mind the Chernobyl disaster that caused mutations in animals, plants and humans for generations. Malka’s choice of using mammals in danger of extinction is not a coincidence, and implies to the accelerated loss of biodiversity in our world. Eli Singalovski exhibits large scale photographs of Modernist buildings. The works are a part of an ongoing visual study about this period in architecture by the artist. Singalovski examines the rise and fall of the brutalist modern style and the cultural values that collapsed with it. The photograph “Spitteleck” depicts a former Eastern Berlin building, which was constructed according to a view where the individual is a part of a social and economic network. It included a nursery school, medical clinic, and a dining room.
Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of Capitalism, many of the social functions of this building were gone. The building received a “decorative” addition in form of the huge billboard sign with Coca-Cola’s logo. Coca -Cola manufactures every year over a billion plastic bottles for single use in spite of the – common knowledge by now-that plastic is a resistance substance, which disintegrates in time to smaller and smaller parts but does not perish. In fact, all the Plastic that was ever produced still exists and is responsible for the pollution of the water, land and air. About Eli Singalovski Eli Singalovski was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1984. He graduated from the Academy of Art & Design “Bezalel” (2014). Singalovski won the EPSON Award of Excellence in the art of Photography as well as the Revital Seri Scholarship for Academic Excellence in 2014. Singalovski participated in the Stiftung Kunstlerdorf Schoppingen fellowship program in Shopingen, Germany (2017). He exhibited in group exhibitions at the Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai (2015) and Beit HaGefen Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel (2016) and during Berlin Art week, Berlin, Germany (2015). About Amir Tomashov Amir Tomashov born in Israel in 1978. He graduated Cum Laude from the faculty of Architecture in the Technion-Israel institute of technology (2009). Tomashov received the Arieh and Eldar Sharon Award for Creative Students (2011) and the First prize “Seeds of Israeli Architecture”, David Azrieli Award (2010). He also received the Reiskin Award for academic achievements and architectural design (2010) and Photography Award, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-IT (2009). About Batia Malka Batia Malka was born in Israel in 1981. She graduated from the Academy of Art & Design “Bezalel” (2008). Malka has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Israel. Malka’s works are in the Israeli Knesset public collection and other private collections.
Holon 3, 2015 Archival Pigment Print 150x100 cm For inquiries please click here
RHG 1, 2015 Archival Pigment Print 100x150 cm For inquiries please click here
Spitteleck, 2015 Archival Pigment Print 100x150 cm For inquiries please click here
Wingate 21, 2014 Archival Pigment Print 100x150 cm For inquiries please click here
(Curator: Hana Koman).
ACROCOSMI - Patterns of another M Order - Berlin art week, Berlin, Germany (Curators: Pascual Jordan, Petra Dregger).
B.F.A., Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem.
Selected Exhibitions 2016
Sobriety - Feinberg Projects gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Sunbreakers - Feinberg Projects gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (Curator: Yham Hameiri).
Manual Project - The Cube Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel (Curators: Noa Bachner, Ella Cohen Vansover). Selected Photography Graduates Exhibition -The Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai, Israel (Curator: David Adika).
Selected Group Exhibitions 2017
Black Box 2017 - Public space contemporary gallery, Jerusalem, Israel. (Curators: Asaf Cohen, Itzhak Mizrahi).
Graduate Exhibition - The Photography Dept. gallery, Bezalel, Jerusaelm, Israel (Curators: Miki Kratsman, Igal Shem-Tov, David Adika).
Desert Experiments - Architects Association Gallery, Jaffa, Israel.
Sometimes you see your city differently - Feinberg Projects gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (Curator: Tina Sauerlaender, Berlin, Germany). Depth of Field - Beit HaGefen Art Gallety, Haifa, Israel (Curators: Dr. Dor Guez, Yaela Hazut). Close to Home - Zadik Gallery, Tel Aviv
Black Box - Billboards Art Exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel (Curators: Tal Gilad, Asaf Cohen, Itzhak Mizrahi). Humanitarian Pause - Koresh 14 gallery, Jerusalem, Israel (Curators: Penny Hes Yassour, Sigal Barnir).
Science of Life - Jerusalem design week 2017, Museum of natural history, Jerusalem, Israel (Curators: Liora Rosin, Tal Gur).
City Of Refuge - The Loby - Art Space, TelAviv, Israel.
Bezalel at Ashdod - Ashdod, Israel (Curators: Noa Zayit, Nir Evron and Noa Zdaka).
Publications (selection) “Gates of Heaven” - Commissioned photo essay, Tablet Magazine, printed edition, Issue 1, Volume 2, 2016. “Sunstroke: Brutalist Construction in Be’er Sheva - Re-examination of National
Architecture”, Editor: Hadas Shadar. Yad Itzhak Ben Zvi Publishing, 2016.
“Granta Israel” - Issue III: “Close to home”. Editors: Mira Rashty, Shira Levi. Resling Publishing House and Sipur Pashut LTD publishing, 2015.
Grants and Scholarships 2017
Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen fellowship program - Schöppingen, NRW, Germany.
The Revital Seri Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Bezalel Academy, Israel. EPSON Award for excellence in the art of photography, Israel.
Urban Landscapes, 2nd prize, Photography Competition, The French Institute in Jerusalem - Romain Gary.
Collections Ha’aretz Art Collection Rosetta Delug Collection, LA Nurit Jaglom Collection Various private and public collections
Voices in the Flood No.4, 2017 Ink and Collage on paper 56x56 cm For inquiries please click here
Voices in the Flood No.5, 2017 Ink and Collage on paper 56x56 cm For inquiries please click here
Voices in the Flood No.6, 2017 Ink and Collage on paper 56x56 cm For inquiries please click here
Exposed landscape no.8f 2017, Graphite and ink on wood 120x80x4 cm For inquiries please click here
One hell summons another, 2017 Graphite on wood 90x66x14 cm For inquiries please click here
Exposed landscape 22a, 2017 Graphite on paper 47x37 cm For inquiries please click here
Exposed landscape 22b, 2017 Graphite on paper 47x37 cm For inquiries please click here
Exposed landscape 22c, 2017 Graphite on paper 47x37 cm For inquiries please click here
Exposed landscape 22d, 2017 Graphite on paper 47x37 cm For inquiries please click here
Amir Tomashov 2016 – present
Lecturer and instuctor, “Presentation Graphics Skills and Criticism for Architects”; Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Instructor, first year architectural design studio; Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.
B.Arch (cum laude), Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Horror Vaccui (group exhibition); Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv. Baggage (group exhibition); Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin. 2014
Trapped? (group exhibition); Kibbutz Galuyut 45, Tel Aviv.
“The Great Derangement” (trio exhibition); Litvak Contemporary, Tel-Aviv.
Fresh Paint 7 2014 Greenhouse artist.
“Shelter” (group exhibition); Beit Kandinof, Tel-Aviv.
Abyssus Abyssum Invocat (Solo Exhibition); The Constant Sculpture Gallery, Ramat Gan.
“Toi Toi Toi” (group exhibition); ZuZu Gallery, Emek Chefer.
Anti Abundance (group exhibition); Bar David Museum, Bar’am. Four Rooms (group exhibition); Ha’Hava Gallery, Holon.
Selected Exhibitions and Events 2017
Modus Operandi (solo exhibition); Meshuna Gallery, Tel Aviv.
“Housewarming” (group exhibition); Galil Gallery, Acre.
The Benevolent Tree (group exhibition); Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, Umm el-Fahem.
Amir Tomashov, Elad Kopler (Litvak Contemporary); Volta13 Art Fair, Basel.
Group Exhibition “Meshuna” Gallery, TelAviv.
Urbanism (duo exhibition with Liat Livni); Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv. A Terrible Beauty is Born (group exhibition); Tivon Gallery, Kiryat Tivon. I will make the land a desolate waste (duo exhibition with Shlomi Lalouch); Alfred Institute for Art & Culture, Tel Aviv. Tower of Babel (group exhibition); Schema Projects, New York. The Train Will Come Soon (group exhibition); Afula Gallery, Afula.
International Conference and Exhibition ON ARCHITECTURE; STRAND - Sustainable Urban Society Association, Belgrade.
Living As Form (group exhibition) ArtPort Gallery, Tel Aviv. Tzeva Glili 1 2013 Greenhouse artist. Base Colors 2; Multi-Artist event at the abandoned Shaar Ha’egel military base. Upside Town, solo exhibition; The Turkish Market, Haifa.
Once I was A House (group exhibition); Caesarea.
Pecha-Kucha 10 Festival, “Dolly City” Project; with Arch. Sagi Rechter, Tel Aviv.
Exposed Landscape joint exhibition with Liat Livni; The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem.
Essential Passage, dual exhibition, Ha’Maavar Gallery, Haifa. Dreaming Reality, group exhibition; Pyramida gallery, Haifa.
Fresh Paint 5 2012 Greenhouse artist. Project of the Year 2011 group exhibition and Arieh & Eldar Sharon award for creative students; ZeZeZe gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Side Effects II (group exhibition); Kayma Gallery, Jaffa. 2011
Concealed City – Revealed City joint exhibition with Liat Livni; Grand Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel. Vacuum (group exhibition); Raw Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Dolly City graduation project exhibition, Technion, Haifa.
Farbe, Flache und Raum, group exhibition; Germany.
Selected Honors and Awards 2011
Arieh and Eldar Sharon Award for Creative Students.
First prize, “Seeds of Israeli Architecture”, David Azrieli Award. Reiskin Award for academic achievements and architectural design, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Annual Report 3 (group exhibition); Kayma Gallery, Jaffa.
Horseman of Apocalypse, solo exhibition, Kayma Gallery, Jaffa.
Artists for Artists exhibition, in collaboration with Yakov Hefez, Pyramida Gallery, Haifa.
Selected Projects and Design Competition
Plovdiv-Haifa group exhibition; Pyramida Gallery, Haifa
Dreams, group exhibition; Capzoola Gallery, Tel Aviv
Design and execution of the Israeli pavilion at the 2012 Expo in Yeosoo, Korea; with Studio Hyuli and DiskIn Pro. Proposal for the Israeli-Russian WWII Victory Monument; Natanya, Israel, in collaboration with ‘Ha-cheder’ Gallery and Arch. Sagi Rechter.
Contemporary Israeli Sketchers, group exhibition, Bulgaria Bat-Yam International Biennale, group exhibition; Bat-Yam
Photography Award, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-ITT.
Bat-Yam International Biennale, Ort Ha-Bonum Project, with Bilu Blich.
Bear-Mask, 2017 Ceramic slip cast, Oak, Gold luster, Decal 30x22x20 cm. For inquiries please click here
Giraffe-Mask (6 giraffe), 2017 Ceramic slip cast, Oak, Gold luster, Decal 30x22x20 cm. For inquiries please click here
Rhino&Horse-Mask, 2017 Ceramic slip cast, Oak, Gold luster, Decal 30x22x20 cm. For inquiries please click here
Untitled, 2017 Polyurethane, acrylic paint, wood, and acrylic pearls 50x30x22 cm. For inquiries please click here
Untitled, 2017 Polyurethane, acrylic paint, wood, and acrylic pearls 83x62x8 cm. For inquiries please click here
Untitled, 2017 Polyurethane, acrylic paint, wood, and acrylic pearls 34x21x20 cm. 43x20x20 cm. 35x20x20 cm. For inquiries please click here
Batia Malka Sculptor and ceramic artist, Born in 1981, currently lives in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
BFA. The Academy of Art & Design â€œBezalelâ€?. Department of Ceramic and Glass Design.
Solo & Duo Exhibitions 2011 2009
Summer Salon, Keren Bar-Gil, Ramat Sharon. Special sale event, Israel aids task force, Tel-Aviv. 2014
On Her Face, Shoham gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Chronicle of the Olive Tree, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery.
Dualism, Shoham gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Group Exhibition, Artist house, Tel-Aviv. Warm Home, Meirov house for art, Holon.
Group Exhibitions 2017
Opening Art Season, The Farm Gallery, Holon
Who said that photography is a sculpture of reality, Royal beach hotel, Tlv.
The Great Derangement, Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv
Spring Salon, Keren Bar-Gil, Ramat Sharon. I Have Never Seen Such a Beautiful Filthy Day, Alfred Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Group Exhibition, Beit Kandinof, Tel AvivYafo
Control Room, Bezalel 7 Gallery, Jerusalem.
Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea London 2016
Common Ground, P8 Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Eighth Biennial for Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv. Figurative Sculpture Exhibition, The Box Gallery, Jerusalem.
Eretz Nehederet, , Artist House, Tel-Aviv.
Dolls art exhibition, Jaffa Museum. 2013
Bread and roses art sale, Kastiel, Tel-Aviv.
Secret Art Exhibition, Leumi Bank, Tel-Aviv.
121 Reasons to love, 121Herzl Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Israeli Art Big Sale Event, Israel aids task force, Tel-Aviv.
London calling, Art-factory Gallery, London.
Special Sale Event, Artstation Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Daydreamer, City hall gallery, Rishon le-zion. Fresh paint 6 art fair, Tel Aviv.
Dreams, Jaffa Museum. Bread and roses art sale, Kastiel, Tel-Aviv. Shukran, Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv. Amez-Aman Project, Artist House, Tel-Aviv. P8:P13, P8 Galley, Tel-Aviv. Ceramic Exhibition, Beit Aharon Kahana, Ramat-gan. Buy Something, P8 Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
First House, Hatachana Tel-Aviv. Pass Forward, The farm gallery, Holon. Sixth Biennial for Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv.
Publications I24 NEWS - Artist review for international TV. Design magazine, Haaretz newspaper, Artist review by Hila Rahav, June 2014. Wikipedia artist page since 2014 (Hebrew only). www.de-noise.co.il – One on one interview. Lark Crafts Books “500 Figures in Clay Volume 2”. London School of Liberal Arts online – One on one interview. Haaretz online magazine – Pass forward exhibition.
Knesset Israel public collection.
Design break online magazine – Artist review.
Ran Rahav private collection.
Trendhunter online magazine – Bloody baby ceramic.
Gil Swed private collection. Muli Litbak private collection.
Materialicious online magazine - Artist review.
Amir Eyal private collection.
Re-Design online magazine – Artist review.
Urban Gallery private collection. Zeev Holtzman private collection. Amos Malka private collection.
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