The Photograph Gallery
Ezri Tarazi presents a brand new solo exhibition referred to as KALAB at Paradigma Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel. KALAB is military slang for “near house.”
Ezri Tarazi is a professor on the Bezalel Artwork and Design Academy, Jerusalem. He was head of the Industrial Design division from 1996-2004 and thereafter based the Grasp diploma program in Industrial Design at Bezalel, heading this system ever since. As well as, he’s an lively designer by way of his personal design agency, Tarazi Studio.
A struggle childhood reminiscence blends with the belief that forthcoming wars might be very near residence and that the as soon as very decided distinction, between battlefront and rear, will blare and turn into vague. Within the Israeli existence, which was born out of army battle, there’s a robust combination between army and civil life and this defines sure tradition. This symbiotic connection is taking many faces, from reserve obligation as a part of routine civil life, via army slang that turns into a part of the spoken language, to residence objects product of battle “souvenirs”, corresponding to vases product of bomb shells and ashtrays made from bullet shells.
The house turns into a “closed army zone” that in its consolation can diminish the pure protection mechanism. This exhibition raises the questions of safety, nervousness, house and sense of safety, at occasions when troopers and civilians play equal half within the confrontation. This might be the confrontation with our enemies or the confrontation inside us, between our primal behaviors and the tamed ones.
Curated by Anat Benvenisti.