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Current Exhibitions


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Saturday, 10 August 2019

The Larva Society for Psychical Research


The Larva Society for Psychical Research


Free Entrance!

On the occasion of the World Goth Day on May 22 (started in 2009),2 the Larva Society for Psychical Research3 will relocate to the Jerusalem Artists House for three months to explore the potential of the work of art as a medium for spiritualist activity. Established in 2012, the Society brings artworks by artists both living and dead together, applying transmitter forces to them—objects which enable communication between matter (the work of art) and anti-matter (the spiritual world). By means of a séance gathering, pseudo-scientific research, and supernatural activity, Larva exposes romantic Gothic values concealed in the works: emotion, kitsch, the grotesque body, lack of control, horror, love, torment, eternal life, spectres, popular science, science fiction, and alchemy.

The Larva Society for Psychical Research settles in Jerusalem, a city which boasts numerous research institutes, in a historically significant building profoundly linked to the beginnings of Israeli art. The Artists House becomes a temporary body, as in the dybbuk—a site still haunted by the ghosts of the past.

Participants: Asaf Abutbul, Maya Attoun, Jenifer Bar Lev, Tali Ben-Nun, Anat Betzer, Zaelia Bishop, Dror Daum, Ohad Fishof, Lali Fruheling, Gideon Gechtman, Mia Gourvitch, Sally Haftel-Naveh, Meital Katz-Minerbo, Uri Katzenstein, Shosh Kormosh, Larva, Assi Meshullam, Emanuele Napolitano, Uri Nir, Uri Radovan, Gilad Ratman, Avi Sabah, Netally Schlosser, Maya Shimony, Ran Slavin, Avigail Talmor, Masha Yozefpolsky.


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