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Belle Shafir’s new work is a video-art work combined with the physical dance of the artist’s body and soul on the backdrop of family historic photos.  Set against the backdrop of the projection of drawn images on the walls of the gallery, the artist moves in a dance that relate to the content portrayed on

The presentation that I built in the gallery space is based on an idea of a labyrinth. A labyrinth, as a symbol of the search for a way out, a path and an internal search in the soul of man. The paths in the labyrinth lead us and deflect us from the path without being

Cloning human beings has fascinated artists for dozens of years. Already in 1932 Aldous Huxley published his classical novel Brave New World which deals with this issue. In Benjamin W. Bova’s The Multiple Man, published in 1976, several completely identical bodies of ….. the president of the United States are found. In that same year,

Eröffnung “Galerie im b.i.b. Belle Shafir,” Venus verspinnt 2003″ am 29.04.2003 Während der Bauphase dieser skulpturalen Arbeit muβte such die Künstlerin eine Reihe von Charakteristiken zur Form anhören(und ich war auch daran beteiligt): Die Rohform sah teils wie eine Gurkenform ausoder wie ein Zeppelingerüst, später dann ummantelt mit weissen Vlies wie eine Taschentuch-Maus, ein Wickelbaby

Multidisciplinary artist, Belle Shafir, was born in Germany and has been living in Israel since 1972. For over two decades, she has been actively pursuing art in Israel and abroad. The bulk of her work is process-oriented and characterized by a thematic variety that merges the global and the personal. In the early 2000s, she

Belle Shafir’s new wall pieces weave together horsetail hairs with needles to produce delicate linear objects suspended on the wall. The acts of twining and knotting, the craft of crochet, generate little linear “insects,” or possibly “ponies,” with manes sticking out or webs and threads hanging from them. These linear objects, like fine drawings in

The question “what is the color of my father’s eyes?” which also serves as the title for this piece, has to do with a pattern of externalized physical expressions, such as the lowering of one’s gaze in response to an emotional discomfort brought on by hidden feelings of awe, anxiety, shame, guilt and even repressed

What is memory? What does the brain choose to remember? And what distinguishes memory from remembrance? These issues have, in recent years, stood at the heart of Belle Shafir’s artistic research. This research focuses on the invisible, elusive, internal processes that cause some things to sink into the depths of our memory and allow other

Belle Shafir was born in Germany, and immigrated to Israel in 1972. Following art studies, she began showing her work in one-person and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. In the early 1990s she mainly sculpted from natural materials, and installed large-scale environmental works in which she developed a technique and a language all her

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