Portrait of an Israeli artist as a garbage picker
Shai Ratner creates provocative structures out of everyday material and sets them against an old Indian tale about desire and sexual fulfillment.
Shai Ratner’s exhibition at the Alfred Gallery in Tel Aviv is like a meeting between Marcel Duchamp and Indian mythology. The physical subjects are machines, desire and the city but when paired with an Indian cautionary tale, they come alive with fire and significance. The exhibit builds on the tension between nature and industry, "between the physical and the architectonic, between the fluid and...
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