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Art that disturbs

TEL AVIV: Visual artist David Reeb's exhibition Disturbance challenges Israel's big taboo: the occupation of Palestine.

Established Israeli visual artist David Reeb has given his production a clear political edge in recent years. He regularly films clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, and with a few frames as publishers he then creates large paintings that capture the conflict in the present. The HaMidrasha gallery in Tel Aviv has a small selection of his latest pictures on the walls. They target two significant cases – first, Ahed Tamimi, the young Palestinian woman who became an important symbol of the resistance when she was arrested and imprisoned last year, and Khan el Ahmar, a Bedouin village, which the authorities have long been planning to tidy.

«The exhibition is called disturbance»Says the curator of the exhibition, Avi Lubin. "That's the theme of the pictures, but David Reeb also chose the title to explore how art can disrupt the political habits of the surrounding community. But he has also included some of his abstract pictures in the exhibition to show how abstract art and political interrupt each other. ”

How does his art interfere? «By exhibiting. . .

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Hans Henrik Fafner
Fafner is a regular critic in Ny Tid. Residing in Tel Aviv.

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