06.11.2010 - 20.02.2011
Yehudit Sasportas
Hasipur - The Story

Based in the historical Villa Wachholtz, the artist Yehudit Sasportas, who lives in Tel Aviv and Berlin, will stage a multimedia installation at Gerisch-Stiftung. The core of the exhibition will be three new video installations that are incorporated in a complex system of drawings, murals, sculptures and floor elements.


The Israeli artist will refer back to the artistic vocabulary of previous exhibitions such as that in the Israeli pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and develop it in relation to the central question of Gerisch-Stiftung concerning the cultural archetypes of the idyllic and the paradisiacal. Even if the installation reacts specifically to the site and the atmosphere of Gerisch-Stiftung, the artist undertakes a general ‘cartography of the mind’ in her filmic and graphic inventory. Rather than real landscapes, she shows us landscapes of the soul. The ‘light workers’, who appear in one of her films in the form of tradesmen repairing the bitumen covering of a roof with a gas burner, allegorise the illumination of ideas of reality, the questioning of space and reality. The exhibition depicts a fascinatingly cryptic, seemingly mystic panorama of the architecture and landscape of Gerisch-Stiftung.