Marion Baruch, Bomba is the artist’s first institutional solo presentation in Israel and in the region. The exhibition is curated by Noah Stolz and Nicola Trezzi.
Versatile and idiosyncratic, spanning over seven decades, the work of Marion Baruch represents a unique approach to formalism, due to its being deeply interdisciplinary. In the mid-1960s Baruch transitioned from painting to works in three dimensions that appropriate elements from fashion, graphic and product design, and commerce, effectively anticipating the emergence of installation art and Relational Aesthetics.
A “global artist” with a “participatory practice” before such terms could be fully conceived, Baruch lived and worked in Romania, Israel – where she had her first solo exhibition at Micra Studio in Tel Aviv in 1953 – France, and Italy and created several bodies of work that would on the one hand reflect her position of total freedom toward any stylistic restrictions, and on the other hand possess the capability to function as a radar and capture ideas and tools – such as the Internet – that would become massively influential.
The most recent phase of Baruch’s practice – the focus of her solo exhibition at CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo – is characterized by the reuse of textile waste from the prêt-à-porter industry, employed by the artist to create a body of work that renewed her conviction that formalism is never disconnected from issues that are either conceptual, autobiographical, existential or philosophical.
CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo
P.O. 29818, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6129702
Curated by Noah Stolz and Nicola Trezzi
From September 15 to November 12, 2022
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Visual : Marion Baruch, La lampe de ma cuisine, 2020