Art

Ensemble Fundraiser Exhibition

by Camea Smith | 27.06.18

Aleksandra Wilczynska & Benjamin Mecz – Girl with a Guilt Necklace, 2017, photograph

Opening tonight, “Ensemble” is a fundraiser exhibition for the Benjamin Mecz Foundation, a group show featuring works contributed by more than 60 artists – Mecz’s friends, colleagues, fellow students and teachers. The artists joined forces and donated artworks for the exhibition in order to support the foundation, established in loving memory of the artist Benjamin Mecz, who met an untimely death six months ago. The foundation wishes to promote the arts and give back to the creative community.

Mecz, a French-born installation artist and sculptor, was at the prime of his artistic career and studied at the Master of Fine Arts program at Bezalel Academy. Earlier this month, the graduate exhibition of the M.F.A program included a sound installation dedicated to Mecz and realized by his friends, as well as a video work that was created by Mecz and was presented in his studio. The new foundation honouring his memory and powered by the Keren BaKtana organization will support up and coming artists and assist newcomers to forge their artistic path in Israel.

The exhibition, curated by Laura Schwartz, is a collective endeavour initiated by his friends in the local art community. The exhibition includes collaborative works – “Girl with a Guilt Necklace,” a photograph that Mecz took of the artist Aleksandra Wilczynska and “Co-Work,” a screen print on holographic foil by Naama Bar Or, recreating a drawing in Mecz’s sketchbook. Several works were created in memoriam of the artist or evoke fond memories of him. Come and support the foundation’s noble cause at Herzl 16, from 19:00 onwards.

Opening hours:
Wednesday, June 27 – opening event, 19:00
Thursday, June 28 – 10:00-22:00
Friday, June 29 – 10:00-16:00
Saturday, June 30 – 10:00-22:00

For enquiries, please contact Laura Schwartz – 0549404322 | laura.schwartzwaks@gmail.com

“Ensemble” – a fundraiser exhibition for the Benjamin Mecz Foundation – June 27-30, 2018. Herzl 16, Second floor, Tel Aviv

Naama Bar Or & Benjamin Mecz – Co-Work, 2015, screen print on holographic foil

Guy Yanai – Salade Niçoise, 2010, oil on panel

Merav Ben Loulou – Versailles, 2016, Photograph

Ira Shalit – Untitled (The Single Cigarettes 2011-2018), 2017, color pencil, marker, stamp and print on paper

Avi Kritzman – Memorial, 2015, oil on canvas

Michal Helfman – Untitled, 2018, oil pastel on paper

Shelly Reich – White Light and Blue Shadows, 2016, oil on canvas

Lee Nevo – Untitled, 2018, collage

Ruth Patir – Venessa, (Statuette from the Moshe Dayan Collection at the Israel Museum), 2018, Video loop

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