2011 - 2015: Legacy +

LEGACY, Yonatan Ullman’s installation, questions lineage and identity.
Ripped fragments of the artist’s New York studio walls cover the entire floor, providing a fertile breading ground to introduce Ullman’s treatments of iconic works from art history -
At the center of this installation a treated replica of Michelangelo’s 'David’ bust erect a-top an upside down Corinthian column.
Its incorrupt white surface peels away to reveal tender luscious red flesh underneath.

In 2011 the installation first exhibited in New York.
It then included a telescope, which introduced a metaphoric horizontal column to the installation.
Through it the image of the Statue of Liberty (seen through the gallery’s window) was 'absorbed' in to the installation, thus cross-breading Lady Liberty with the mythological biblical figure - David.

In 2015 the installation re-exhibited in Israel.
Here, Lady Liberty was substitute by a local icon - Moshe Gershuni’s 1979 text work: ‘Who Is Zionist and who is not’.
Ullman re-created the stencil letters originally used by Gershuni, but mis-quoted the sentence.
Rather than quote the entire sentence, Ullman 'be-headed' it’s first half to leave only a open question: “Who Is not”

Several drawings accompany the installation:
The first group uses Gersuni’s letter stencils to create new words: “Mother” , “Who Am I”, “Please” ,  the last word can read as "Offspring", “Get out, get out”, or "TzeTze" - a mumble somewhat resembling the word: “DADA”.
The second is a treated photo-transfer of Ullman’s own face hovering nearby and slightly above that of Moshe Gershuni’s. Each head has writing next to it - “Moshe” (Moses) and “Me”.
The last group of drawings was drawn with oil stick on whiteout. These depict abstract geometric shapes - namely a full circle, which may resemble an ovum, and a 'be-headed' star of David.


 Reviews:

 Uzi Tzur

 Smadar Shefi

 Hagit Peled Rotem

2011 - 2015: Legacy +

LEGACY, Yonatan Ullman’s installation, questions lineage and identity.
Ripped fragments of the artist’s New York studio walls cover the entire floor, providing a fertile breading ground to introduce Ullman’s treatments of iconic works from art history -
At the center of this installation a treated replica of Michelangelo’s 'David’ bust erect a-top an upside down Corinthian column.
Its incorrupt white surface peels away to reveal tender luscious red flesh underneath.

In 2011 the installation first exhibited in New York.
It then included a telescope, which introduced a metaphoric horizontal column to the installation.
Through it the image of the Statue of Liberty (seen through the gallery’s window) was 'absorbed' in to the installation, thus cross-breading Lady Liberty with the mythological biblical figure - David.

In 2015 the installation re-exhibited in Israel.
Here, Lady Liberty was substitute by a local icon - Moshe Gershuni’s 1979 text work: ‘Who Is Zionist and who is not’.
Ullman re-created the stencil letters originally used by Gershuni, but mis-quoted the sentence.
Rather than quote the entire sentence, Ullman 'be-headed' it’s first half to leave only a open question: “Who Is not”

Several drawings accompany the installation:
The first group uses Gersuni’s letter stencils to create new words: “Mother” , “Who Am I”, “Please” ,  the last word can read as "Offspring", “Get out, get out”, or "TzeTze" - a mumble somewhat resembling the word: “DADA”.
The second is a treated photo-transfer of Ullman’s own face hovering nearby and slightly above that of Moshe Gershuni’s. Each head has writing next to it - “Moshe” (Moses) and “Me”.
The last group of drawings was drawn with oil stick on whiteout. These depict abstract geometric shapes - namely a full circle, which may resemble an ovum, and a 'be-headed' star of David.


 Reviews:

 Uzi Tzur

 Smadar Shefi

 Hagit Peled Rotem