Author Archives: Hagai Segev

Sasha Okun, A Harmony of Dissonances

Written for the exhibition at U+I Architects gallery, London, September-October 2016 “I live in my own prison, in an isolation cell. Through the window I see a strip of blue sky, a whitewashed wall made of concrete blocks, with a … Continue reading

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The focus of exhibition planning – less is more

Good curatorship is all about choosing the exhibits for the viewer and providing hidden value. The curator’s work consists of screening and selecting the best of art. Immediately upon entering the artist’s studio, the curator begins to absorb, filter and … Continue reading

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New Aspects in Historical Curatorship

The Iranian Jewry Exhibition as an Example of Potential By Hagai Segev, Chief Curator of Beit Hatfutsot Museum, Tel Aviv 2010 In today’s media world, it seems the museum field revolves only around art, and for the most part, contemporary … Continue reading

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Dani Karavan – The Beauty of Simplicity and Symbolic Beauty

Abstract from a lecture given at the ICC (International Cultural Center), Krakow, on 29 June, 2012. Dani Karavan has unfolded for us the stages of his work’s development. I will try and shortly lay out the ways to view Karavan’s site … Continue reading

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In the Name of Protest: Conflict in Israeli Photography

The exhibition “In the Name of Protest: Conflict in Photography” was born out of the events of the summer of 2011. Unlike other exhibitions which opened around the time that the events actually unfolded, this exhibition aims to pause and … Continue reading

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Osvaldo Romberg: Global Art Traveler

Osvaldo Romberg’s art embodies an all-encompassing, all-embracing cultural vision, crossing territorial borders as well as the borders of culture and period. Romberg’s historical vision does not limit itself to one particular culture, but attempts to study human culture as one … Continue reading

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Beyond Richness: A new narrative in Israeli art

The exhibition Beyond Richness points at the way in which art reflects the changes which have occurred in Israeli culture over two decades, and especially during the 1990’s, when profound cultural transitions took place in Israel. Through the various works … Continue reading

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Wealth in Israeli Art

The duality imbued in the pronunciation of the Hebrew words “richness” and “happiness” escapes expression in visual works of art, even those that convey other dualities. Something in works of art does not permit an exhaustive verbal expression of their … Continue reading

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Porcelain Still Lifes

The Hybrid Culture and its Manifestation in Anat Shiftan’s ceramics By Hagai Segev Anat Shiftan’s recent porcelain still-life sculptures are a distinctive example of the hybrid sculpture of the early 21st century. A spectacular series of sculptures, they incorporate ancient … Continue reading

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A-B-C-Do – The Knowledge Playground

Ah-Ba-Ga-Da (A-B-C-Do) – The Knowledge Playground Discovering and creating a language exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv By Hagai Segev Chief Curator of Beit Hatfutsot Museum and the Ah-Ba-Ga-Da exhibition 2011 Verbal and non-verbal communication are two essential elements to all … Continue reading

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