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Introspection, 2019, Rani Gilat

Updated: Mar 25, 2021


Photo: Hadar Saifan



What


Porcelain, gold luster; wheel thrown, slab building


Who


Rani Gilat, b. 1970

Why


“This is a ceiling work that causes viewers to look upwards to the sky. We discover a reflection of ourselves and the environment in a previously unseen manner – the gold surface appears cosmic, yet we are in the here and now.


This process of observation is rather strange – firstly, our head is tilted upwards, and secondly, we see a reflection of ourselves and our environment, yet have difficulty identifying what we see due to the the mirror effect of the curved gilded surface of the suspended porcelain elements.

We become strangers to ourselves, and to this mode of viewing, until we adapt and accept it.”



Where


On display at the Rothschild Gallery, Tel Aviv Biennale of Crafts & Design, MUZA – Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.