The invention of painting: how did you do it?

group exhibition @ Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art
opening: 10/12/2021 closing: 21/01/2022
Curator: Itzhak Livneh

The exhibition The Invention of Painting features paintings that foil attempts to decipher how they were made. Their making remains a mystery to the viewer, who while looking at them, struggles or fails completely to “recreate” how they were made in his or her mind. The paintings are imbued with the magic of enigma and mystery that seem to have been lost. Painting is essentially a traditional craft, but nevertheless, one that can be invented again and again. The need for the invention of painting at this time is more urgent than ever.