Ella Littwitz
Material Imagination: Israeli Art
Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art
Tel Aviv, Israel
Opening: Feb 17, 2022

Material Imagination: Israeli Art is the new permanent exhibition of the Israeli art collection at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The exhibition includes more than 120 works by leading artists.

The exhibition Material Imagination departs from the story of Israeli art as a chronological narrative running parallel to the national story. Material Imagination is a model of thinking conceived by philosopher Gaston Bachelard during years of delving into the four elements—earth, air, water, and fire—and their incarnations in the imagination and in art. The material imagination thrives in the dialogue between the materials of the world and archaic images—archetypes accumulated and etched in human consciousness.