Fresh Paint, the biggest Israeli art fair for contemporary art, and schir invited two artists, Karen Irmer from Germany and Uriel Miron from Israel, to join forces and create a project for the art fair. Miron crafted a huge wooden sculpture which was combined with photographs by Irmer.
Irmer’s and Miron’s joint project called upon us to explore everything that lies between the object and ourselves, and contemplate the experience of art. We shift from the unity of the work to the multiplicity that lies somewhere in between; from the dynamic seriality innate to Miron’s sculpture, where constituent elements seem to grow into the space with every new glance, to the space and timeless calm underlying Irmer’s photographs, whose ostensibly inscrutable surface gradually becomes deeper and more vivid.
The project recounted the passage of time, from its capture in the object to
its being spent by the observer; it addressed moments condensed to a single point, and subsequently serialized into space and time. From progression to standstill, from labor to rest, from process to unity, from the piece to the observer – we experienced stages of engaging with a work of art.
The project attracted many visitors, staying in front of the pieces, reading the accompanying text and getting into conversations with the artists. In the Fresh Paint Salon an artist talk took place in a very nice atmosphere, where the artists explained how they developed the show and how the pieces work for themselves and together.
The project will continue in 2012 in Augsburg.
Supported by European Cultural Foundation