Snapshot: What Happened in the Car in This Photograph by Sharon Ya'ari?

An extensive exhibition of Ya’ari’s work at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art says something fundamental about the Israeli landscape, and about Israel itself.

1. What happened in the car in this photograph by Sharon Ya’ari? Where are the people? The front door is open, the light is on − have they left the car for a moment? Are there two people? Are they a couple? The back door is open, too, so maybe someone was sitting in the back. Maybe there are more than two. What we know is that it’s autumn and that it’s here, actually near Ashkelon

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