Exhibition Reviews

“Cindyrella”// awakening a legacy of feminist art at Barbur Gallery.

The ferocious, pink world of Cindyrella lies in the heart of Nachlaot, in Barbur gallery. This collaborative exhibition is not to be missed.

Cindyrella features the stunning work of two very different female Israeli artists. The installation is based on the legendary work of Cindy Sherman, whose photographic series  “Untitled Film Stills” from the 1970’s is still very influential and alive today.

Together with curator Pesach Slabosky, artists Nomi Tannhauser and Adva Drori interpret the cliché  female subjects  from Sherman’s photographs: strong, fun, alone, desperate, cigarette-smoking, plastic discombobulated, naked, made-up, covered, resilient.

Dolls, textiles, and sound are some of many pieces and metaphors that make up Drori’s wild installation, bringing Sherman’s fictional scenarios to life. Simultaneously, Tannhauser represents evocative figures and images with her profound paintings. Together, they harmoniously continue a legacy of feminist art and pique the viewer for interpretation.

Cindyrella is clever, awakening decades of art and progression.  The exhibition is open  until January 15, don’t miss it.

Barbur gallery: 16 Shirizli St, Nachlaot.  Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 4:00-8:00p.m., Fri 11:00 a.m.-2:00 pm. Facebook page.

Nomi Tannhauser artist website. 

Adva Drori artist website.

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Nomi Tannhauser, photo courtesy of the artist.
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View of the exhibition “Cindyrella” photo courtesy of the artists.
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Nomi Tannhauser, photo courtesy of the artist.
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Adva Drori, phot courtesy of the artist
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Nomi Tannhauser, photo courtesy of the artist.
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Adva Drori, photo courtesy of the artist.
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View of exhibition, photo courtesy of the artist.
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Nomi Tannhauser, courtesy of the artist

Some images of Cindy Sherman’s Works which inspired the exhibition:

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Untitled Film Still #11. 1978. Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Untitled #98 1982 by Cindy Sherman born 1954
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #98 1982 Cindy Sherman born 1954 Purchased 1983 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P77729
Untitled Film Still #48 1979, reprinted 1998 by Cindy Sherman born 1954
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #48 1979, reprinted 1998 Cindy Sherman born 1954 Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P11518

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