"Hshuma" | Artist's House Tel-Aviv


The exhibition attempts to examine how contemporary Israeli art can express the concept of identity beyond the notion of “hshuma” – social shame.

The research began by perceiving identity through its negative self, the prohibited and the unacceptable. The shame has left empty spaces, void and silence, among the artists’ experiences, charged with socio-political content. HSHUMA isn't just another glance at Israeli contemporary art but is intrinsic to it and an integral part of it. All of the participating artists share a link to North African culture, whether through open, deep-rooted first-person experience or in a faded, concealed form repressed by mainstream Israeli culture.

Participating artists: Yosef Joseph Dadoune, Asaf Abutbul, Maya Attoun, Mati Elmaliach, Eyal Assulin, Merav Sudaey, Daniel Shoshan, Amit Matalon, David BenHarroch, Esther Cohen, Koby Sibony, Dan Allon, Michael Liani, Gil Desiano Bitton, Nir Shitrit, Dafna Shalom.

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For the digital catalog - Hebrew version - CLICK HERE.

English translation: Judith Apelton.

Pictures above (from top down): 1. Main Hall view - Eyal Assulin "moti" sculpture, Maya Attoun "The lover's eye" drawings installation 2. Main Hall side view - Eyal Assulin "moti" sculpture, Maya Attoun "The lover's eye" drawings installation, David Benharroche "untitled" photography.

3. Michael Liani "The origin of the universe" installation

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