Photography Exhibition "An Individual Journey to Poetry"
"Individual Journey to Poetry" involves eight female photographers from Iran, Israel, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Oman, China, Japan and Austria. They are expressing their female socio-cultural status, their personal life and their own country with their camera. Together the artists form a continuous and harmonious poetry, dedicated to strengthen the women voice and rights worldwide. The pictorial statements, shown from January 23 - Feburary 07, 2013, at the Peres Peace Center, Kedem Street 132, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, are far away from the sensation-seeking media information from television or print media, as well as photos of women, who come from countries with political and/or economic divergences.
Although the artists come from very different cultures, religions and societies, together they form a continuous and harmonious poetry, dedicated to strengthen the women voice and rights worldwide.
For these artists, their surrounding is a tool to express their fears, joy, love, anger, curiosity, seclusion, freedom and many other feelings. A way to escape from the pessimistic reality they live in, a patriarchal social system where women still hide to create, or a much more extravert political and social declaration. It is also a way to state their socio-political views and personal, social and cultural background, their female voice vis-a-vis the context of their respective countries.
The exhibition will discuss the tension between the cultural background and visual results: is there a linear connection between those two parameters or on the contrary? Is there a will to escape origins and background? How much social and gender seclusion is felt through the artist's works? How do the geographical differences influence those issues? What is the relation between feminine social equity and visual expressions?
The fact of multi dimensionality becomes evident and visible only through the perspectives of the eight photographers.
Mehrane Atashi (Iran, *1980), Khalsa Rawahi (Oman), Anonymous Artist (Syria, *1980), Tome Bookstein (Israel), Eman Mohammed (Palestinian Authority, *1987), Jia Jia (China, *1982), Iki Nakagawa (Japan), Sini Coreth (Austria).
Sini Coreth, Sharon Toval