2015年9月6日下午，在3画廊很荣幸举办了以色列艺术家Yuval Shaul的个展《哺乳动物的寓言》。这也是艺术家Yuval Shaul第一次在中国举办个展。
这次展览现场有Yuval Shaul 创作的各类作品：纸本绘画、摄影、雕塑、装置……这些作品多关于游牧、迁移、征战，胜利和失败，生存和死亡，通过象征性的手法去思考关于世界历史、政治和社会的问题。像皮毛制品“没有正义，只有我们”透析人类战争与暴力的本性，“新世界”的摄影反映人类征伐的历史，“沉默是悲伤最好的食粮”探讨生命与死亡的问题……在展览空间中，有一个巨大的鲸鱼装置，这像是一个潜水艇的变形物，长十几米，尤为特别的是，它有一颗咚咚跳动的心脏，那“咚咚”的声响弥漫着孤独和忧伤，仿佛暗示“它”再也无法回到大海。
展览的开幕仪式也非常特别，伴随着以色列戏剧大师列文《安魂曲》实验剧的对白拉开大幕……以色列大使馆文化参赞Michal Schwartz女士以及大使夫人, 以色列尧山当代艺术基金负责人Gedaliah Afterman先生及各界重要嘉宾出席了展览开幕仪式。
In the afternoon of September 6th, 2015, “A Tale of Mammals”, the solo exhibition of Israel artist Yuval Shaul officially kicked off at Being 3 Gallery of. This is artist’s first solo exhibition in China.
Yuval’s works evolves around issues of “anthropocentrism”, which are full of warnings and enlightenments for contemporaries. As curator Wei Xing commented: "Humans believe that they are superior to animals, that they are the rulers and God of this planet”, but actually “we are merely animals too, like those endangered tigers, whales and other creatures, trapped in this little blue planet. We live just as those happy, satisfied but numb, poor people that Altos Huxley once described in his magnificent Brave New World, achieving their so-called great and glorious missions through illusion and hypnosis. ”
This exhibition includes various types of Yuval’s works ranging from paintings, photographs, sculptures to installations etc.… These works are mainly about nomadism, migration, war, victory and defeat, life and death, thinking through a symbolic way of world history, politics and social issues.
The series works“No justice, only us”are made of furs, which discern the very nature of human wars and violence; the series photography called “il nuovo mondo ”reflect human history of expedition; the work named “the silence is the most beloved food of sorrow ” discusses the issues of birth and death.
In the center of the exhibition space, there is a huge whale installation, which is like a transformative submarine, with a length of 18 meters. What makes it very special is an artificial heart installed beating in its body. The loneliness and sadness expressed by the sound made by this “whale” imply that it could no longer return to the sea.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition is very special, with the dialogues from the experimental playwright of Hanoch Levin, the most leading dramatist in Israel. Ms. Michal Schwartz, the press spokesman from Israeli Embassy, ambassador's wife, Mr. Gedaliah Afterman from the Yellow Mountain Art and other important guests from various circles attended the exhibition opening ceremony. The exhibition will continue until October 10, we welcome all friends to come and visit!