Peter Greenaway’s Heavy Water at Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art

October 20, 2011

World Première in Israel

22 October–3 December 2011

Opening:
22 October, 8pm

Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art
7 Mazeh St. Tel Aviv 65213

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Mon–Thur 11 am–7 pm
Fri 10 am–2 pm
Sat 11 am–2 pm

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World famous British filmmaker and artist Peter Greenaway is launching his world première of the new, spectacular project Heavy Water, a multimedia project by Change Performing Arts, at Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv. The grand opening of the exhibition, especially planned and modeled for Chelouche Gallery’s unique exhibit halls, will be held on Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m., in the presence of the artist.

A multi-disciplinary artist of unquestionable genius, Greenaway is well known for his unique avant-garde approach. His art projects, such as the 9 Classic Paintings Revisited and in particular the Leonardo’s Last Supper project, have been exhibited over the years in countless solo exhibitions and the most prestigious art events worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, Park Avenue Armory in New York, and Expo Shanghai. His cinematic work has been praised by the critics, and many of his films have become cult classics, attracting enthusiastic fans, also in Israel (among them The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The Pillow Book, The Belly of an Architect, Drowning by Numbers, The Draughtsman’s Contract, Nightwatching, and more). Greenaway is ceaselessly exploring and experimenting in new artistic fields, such as filmmaking, painting, curating, composing, and VJing. Touched by an air of adventurousness, his art probes the boundaries of different media types and challenges its audience, spurring philosophical debates regarding the role of art in the contemporary world and in our lives in general.

Heavy Water, Greenaway’s new project at Chelouche Gallery, is a theatrical and dramatic mix of sound, painting, drawing and video, accompanied by the issue of an art book. It elicits apocalyptic thoughts and contains an ostensibly prophetic warning concerning nuclear proliferation and the future of our planet. Obtained by an artificial process, heavy water is used as coolant and moderator in nuclear reactors. The melting of icebergs is likewise caused by human intervention in nature. These two catastrophes—of fire and water—threaten to strike before long.

Chelouche Gallery has chosen to celebrate the first anniversary at its new location with this innovative project which implements the Gallery’s vision to host special site-specific projects. The exhibition marks the culmination of an ongoing collaboration between Peter Greenaway and Nira Itzhaki, the Chelouche Gallery’s curator and owner.

Peter Greenaway
Heavy Water
a multimedia project by
Change Performing Arts
Editing: Irma De Vries
Sound design: Huibert Boon
Programming and coordination: Matteo Massocco

With the support of the British Council in Israel and the Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

For more information or images please contact Nira Itzhaki
nirai [​at​] zahav.net.il
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