Escape Room at Nahum Gutman Museum of Art

Artists: Shahar Afek, Dorian Gottlieb, Eden Hevroni, Efrat Hakimi, Niv Cohen, Gili Lavy, Dor Zlekha Levy, Guy Nissenhaus, Chen Serfaty, Tal Rosen, Iris Chetritt

Exhibition title: Escape Room

Curated by: Dalia Levin, Miri Ben-Moshe Venezia

Venue: Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Date: May 11 – September 2, 2017

Photography: all images copyrights and courtesy of the artists and Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

An escape room is a space where imagined reality becomes tangible. In this space, the visitor undergoes a process of confrontation with mysteries which must be resolved to enable him to continue the journey and be free.

Israel currently has dozens of escape rooms on a variety of themes. They serve as challenging social games, encouraging teamwork. Escape rooms were developed by the Japanese Takao Kato from Kyoto who, as a child, dreamed of turning stories into real adventures that would fire the imagination.

We suggest that visitors approach the exhibition as if the museum space itself were a kind of escape room in which each work displayed there hides at its core the artist’s secret motive for creating the art work. The viewer is invited to try and decipher the work and to discover the personal experience that becomes universal and boundary-crossing.

Dorian Gottlieb, Home, 2017, Manipulated Photography, 188X150cm; Untitled , 2017, Manipulated Photography, 80X80cm

Dorian Gottlieb, Home, 2017, Manipulated Photography, 188X150cm

Dorian Gottlieb, Home, 2017, Manipulated Photography, 188X150cm

Dorian Gottlieb, Untitled , 2017, Manipulated Photography, 80X80cm

Shahar Afek, An Attic, 2017, Video sculpture, Pine wood, Single channel Video 14:00 minutes loop, 300x160x120cm

Shahar Afek, An Attic, 2017, Video sculpture, Pine wood, Single channel Video 14:00 minutes loop, 300x160x120cm

Shahar Afek, An Attic, 2017, Video sculpture, Pine wood, Single channel Video 14:00 minutes loop, 300x160x120cm

Dor Zlekha Levy, Ayooni, 2014, video projection and sound, 4:20 min

Dor Zlekha Levy, Ayooni, 2014, video projection and sound, 4:20 min

Dor Zlekha Levy, Ayooni, 2014, video projection and sound, 4:20 min

Chen Serfaty, Dear, Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, 2017, Video, 16:9, colour, 4:40 minutes loop

Chen Serfaty, Dear, Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, 2017, Video, 16:9, colour, 4:40 minutes loop

Chen Serfaty, Dear, Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, 2017, Video, 16:9, colour, 4:40 minutes loop

Chen Serfaty, Dear, Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, 2017, Video, 16:9, colour, 4:40 minutes loop

Iris Chetritt, Chandelier, 2016, Installation, mixed technique, 1200 nylon gloves dipped in color, Diameter 120 cm

Iris Chetritt, Chandelier, 2016, Installation, mixed technique, 1200 nylon gloves dipped in color, Diameter 120 cm

Eden Hevroni, BOY, 2017, Sculpture, Material: ceramic, 90X50 cm, inspired by photo of the Turkish journalist Nilüfer Demir, photo: Tome Bookstein

Eden Hevroni, BOY, 2017, Sculpture, Material: ceramic, 90X50 cm, inspired by photo of the Turkish journalist Nilüfer Demir, photo: Tome Bookstein

Eden Hevroni, BOY, 2017, Sculpture, Material: ceramic, 90X50 cm, inspired by photo of the Turkish journalist Nilüfer Demir, photo: Tome Bookstein

Efrat Hakimi, Relief, 2017, Paper Installation, 500X280X20 cm, photo: Tome Bookshtein

Efrat Hakimi, Relief, 2017, Paper Installation, 500X280X20 cm, photo: Tome Bookshtein

Efrat Hakimi, Relief, 2017, Paper Installation, 500X280X20 cm, photo: Tome Bookshtein

Gili Lavy, Absence, 2016, Single channel 4K Video Installation, 16:9, colour, 13:35 minute loop, Courtesy of the Clore Israel Foundation

Gili Lavy, Absence, 2016, Single channel 4K Video Installation, 16:9, colour, 13:35 minute loop, Courtesy of the Clore Israel Foundation

Gili Lavy, Absence, 2016, Single channel 4K Video Installation, 16:9, colour, 13:35 minute loop, Courtesy of the Clore Israel Foundation

Gili Lavy, Absence, 2016, Single channel 4K Video Installation, 16:9, colour, 13:35 minute loop, Courtesy of the Clore Israel Foundation

Guy Nissenhaus, Eye holding, 2017, Metal, plaster, epoxy, spray paint, 300X220X250 cm, photo: Dorian Gottlieb

Guy Nissenhaus, Eye holding, 2017, Metal, plaster, epoxy, spray paint, 300X220X250 cm, photo: Dorian Gottlieb

Guy Nissenhaus, Eye holding, 2017, Metal, plaster, epoxy, spray paint, 300X220X250 cm, photo: Dorian Gottlieb

Guy Nissenhaus, Eye holding, 2017, Metal, plaster, epoxy, spray paint, 300X220X250 cm, photo: Dorian Gottlieb

Guy Nissenhaus, Eye holding, 2017, Metal, plaster, epoxy, spray paint, 300X220X250 cm, photo: Dorian Gottlieb

Niv Cohen, Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, 2017, Installation, mixed technique, Wood, Nylon, Metal, Linen rope, Perspex, 700X250X200cm, photo: Dorian Gottlieb

Niv Cohen, Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, 2017, Installation, mixed technique, Wood, Nylon, Metal, Linen rope, Perspex, 700X250X200cm, photo: Dorian Gottlieb

Niv Cohen, Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, 2017, Installation, mixed technique, Wood, Nylon, Metal, Linen rope, Perspex, 700X250X200cm, photo: Dorian Gottlieb

Tal Rosen, When we strike roots, 2017, Site-specific installation, used condoms, cucumbers, tomatoes, breast-milk, hay, gravel, sewed ink-jet prints, flax rope

Tal Rosen, When we strike roots, 2017, Site-specific installation, used condoms, cucumbers, tomatoes, breast-milk, hay, gravel, sewed ink-jet prints, flax rope

Tal Rosen, When we strike roots, 2017, Site-specific installation, used condoms, cucumbers, tomatoes, breast-milk, hay, gravel, sewed ink-jet prints, flax rope

Tal Rosen, When we strike roots, 2017, Site-specific installation, used condoms, cucumbers, tomatoes, breast-milk, hay, gravel, sewed ink-jet prints, flax rope

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