Tiny Hands at Sommer Contemporary Art

Artists: Boaz Arad, Talia Chetrit, Nicole Eisenman, Anna Glantz, Noa Glazer, Omer Halperin, Lena Henke, Eran Nave, Hava Mehutan, Michal Samama, Lior Waterman

Exhibition title: Tiny Hands

Curated by: Naama Arad

Venue: Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Date: July 20 – August 30, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Sommer Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening of Tiny Hands, a group exhibition curated by gallery artist Naama Arad. The exhibition presents artworks that reflect upon relationships between a body and an object. In this process of reflection fixed values and notions are smudged to a point where the concept of “human” stretches and bends. The participating artists use a variety of media and materials in order to blend categories and loosen divisions between things in the world.

Unlike the planet, art has always belonged to the human. Like language, it cannot be read outside of the cultural. This exhibition aims to project a psychological question onto culture. It pauses on little moments of intimacy and pleasure in an attempt to form relationships and highlight connections. In this age of technocratic reality, the human is reduced to personal data and devoured by an algorithm. As we remain passive in the face of a techno-industry and raging global economy, art could be an opportunity to make fun of ourselves.

Tiny Hands, 2019, exhibition view, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Talia Chetrit, Soda, 1995/2015, framed silver gelatin print, 59 x 52 cm

Eran Nave, Deep Sleep, 2014-2019, sand, fabric, wood, plastic, variable dimensions

Eran Nave, Deep Sleep, 2014-2019, sand, fabric, wood, plastic, variable dimensions

Tiny Hands, 2019, exhibition view, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Nicole Eisenman, Food Fetish, 1999, India ink, oil, charcoal and gesso on paper, 117 x 117 cm

Michal Samama, Move Like a Body, 2013-2019, performance

Tiny Hands, 2019, exhibition view, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Tiny Hands, 2019, exhibition view, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Tiny Hands, 2019, exhibition view, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Hava Mehutan, Woman With Dog, 1956, wood, 63 x 17 x 8.5 cm

Omer Halperin, On the Table, 2017, Charcoal on paper, 78 x 56 cm

Tiny Hands, 2019, exhibition view, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Boaz Arad, Pinocchio, 2017, mixed media, 119 x 51 x 52 cm

Noa Glazer, Filter, 2015, rattan, Chiniese straw, 78 x 83 x 83 cm

Tiny Hands, 2019, exhibition view, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Anna Glantz, Pinch, 2013, oil on canvas, 100 x 90 cm

Lior Waterman, We Don’t Believe Them, 2016, sound installation

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