The banal painting – that which survives – has overcome hard diseases, heart attacks, malignant illnesses and even death. It has overcome all of these due to its basic instinct, originating in the sub-consciousness, which manifests itself in the relation of the eye, hand and a fresh can of paint.
It is still moving to see how children put lines and spots together, and depicts vast worlds within a single naive moment. It is still touching to see people who have grown old, and suddenly turn to their long lost dream and start painting and dreaming.
Marcel Duchamp was right! One has to be ‘stupid like a painter’ in order to continue painting, thinking that the real world doesn’t exist out there. In order to feel strong heartbeats when red meets green, or when sun-yellow waits for the blue to ground it, and oppose it.
Painting triumphs despite the analytical death obituary put out in its name, due to the primeval human need to express what is on one’s heart.
- Shai Azoulay
In Shai Azoulay's paintings, there are often scenes set in a desert landscape. This recurring desert landscapes may be associated to his personal biography, growing up in Arad, a city located in the southern Judean Desert. However, in Azoulay's painting the desert does not appear on its own, but functions as the background for human activity, a set environment for private or collective ceremonies. These ceremonial rituals have a slightly surreal logic that mixes the sacred with the profane. Azoulay's painting bare a dream-like quality, they function as revelation visions in which the pathos is restrained with self humor and insights about human nature and conduct.
- Tal Yahas
Opening: Thursday, November 10, 6-8 PM
On view through January 27, 2017
November 4 - December 22, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Special Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 6:00 - 8:00pm
The Jewish Museum Berlin
September 23, 2016, to January 29, 2017
The Jewish Museum Berlin will be opening a major exhibition on theGOLEM on September 22. The myth of someone who can create artificial life is the focus of this extensive thematic exhibition. To this day, this well-known legendary Jewish figure continues to inspire generations of artists and writers. Whether as homunculi, cyborgs, robots, or androids: the golem is presented in the exhibition from its creation from a ritual in Jewish mysticism through to popular narrative material in film and literature and its continuation in artistic and digital worlds.
RECENT WORKS BY THE RENOWNED CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ARTISTS SHAI AZOULAY AND JONATHAN GOLD. CURATED BY KARMIT GALILI
SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 30, 2016
Thursday 15 September 7-11 pm
opening 14/4/16 20:00
closing 21/5/16 14:00
BENE •F• ACTION
JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 13, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: JANUARY 21 6–8PM
Andrea Meislin Gallery is proud to announce “bene•f•action” a benefit exhibition to support the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
December 1 - 6, 2015
VIP opening reception: Tuesday, December 1, 5:30 - 10pm
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery is pleased to announce our annual participation in ArtMiami.
Exhibiting Artists Include:
Jamie Adams, Victoria Adams, Shai Azoulay, Heather Becker, Phyllis Bramson, Squire Broel, John Buck, Deborah Butterfield, William Conger, Lisa Corinne Davis, VA dePintor, Susanne Doremus, Garrett Durant, Vernon Fisher, John Fraser, Josh Garber, Vadim Katznelson, Vera Klement, David Kroll, Susan Leopold, Dan Ramirez, Roció Rodriguez, René Romero Schuler, Erika Rothenberg, Carly Silverman, Buzz Spector, Maria Tomasula, Erin Washington, Glenn Wexler, Sarah Wong
Additional Artists Represented:
Katherine Ace, Stephen DeStaebler, Teodor Dumitrescu, Jane Hammond, Cheonae Kim, Jin Soo Kim, David Lozano, Dan Mills, Michael Nakoneczny, Richard Notkin, Sarah Sohn, Peter Stephens, Keith Tolch, Libby Wadsworth, Su-en Wong, Xiaoze Xie
The exhibition „Jerusalem Tales – Shai Azoulay“ will feature recent works of the renowned Israeli artist Shai Azoulay. He was born in Kiryat Shmona, Israel, and lives in Jerusalem.
The artist will be present.
His figurative paintings are full of energy and exuberance. Each tells one or more tales.
They bear a dream-like quality, full of humor
and insights about human nature and conduct.
Azoulay has been exhibited in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Tokyo, London, Rome and New York. His works are part of numerous private and public collections.
Although Tel Aviv is considered to be the center of the contemporary Israeli art scene, Jerusalem has historically been recognized as a global center of culture and spirituality. Hence, the show will suggest that centralism is negotiable - determined superficially rather than substantially. It wishes to undermine the supremacy that often accompanies claims of centralism and present it as an ever- changing, fluid term that shifts according to different perspectives, circumstances and times. The works in the show deal with disrupted hierarchies and orders, while working within molds and methods only to break them or to examine them, through intuitional didacticism and questions of substance and triviality.
Hila Lulu Lin Farah Kufr Birim Elham Rokni
Curator: Nogah Davidson
OCTOBER 8-11, 2015
Stein Rose Contemporary is proud to present selections from Akshav, a survey exhibition of Israeli contemporary painting, originally shown in New York from April 23 to May 3, 2015.
These selections from Akshav, which translates to “Now” in English, features Nivi Alroy, Shai Azoulay, Noa Charuvi, Maya Israel, Meital Katz-Minerbo, Alon Kedem and Elad Kopler and explores a generous cross-section of young Israeli artists working in paint.
Inspired! Energized! Excited! This is how guests are feeling after visiting the Roe Green Gallery’s new exhibit "One Hour a Day" by famed Israeli artist Shai Azoulay.
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ONE HOUR A DAY
May 20, 2015
6:00 p.m. –7:30 p.m.
Curator: Trudy Wiesenberger
Roe Green Gallery
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building
25701 Science Park Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44122
Presented by the Jewish Federation's Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.
VIDEO: Israeli Contemporary Art Hits the US
BY BLOUIN ARTINFO | APRIL 29, 2015
PLEASE JOIN STEIN ROSE FINE ART FOR AN OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK, APRIL 23, FROM 6:00 TO 9:00 PM, IN CELEBRATION OF "AKHSHAV".
THE MUSEUM PRESENTS ITSELF
ISRAELI ART FROM THE MUSEUM COLLECTION
JANUARY 23, 2015
Curator: Ellen Ginton
Oil on canvas, 212 x 22 cm
Caravan Exhibition of Visual Art
Luck and a Blessing | Myth and Superstition
Beit Hatfutsot The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv
07/25/2014 - 09/01/2015
Produced by Artis for the Artis Video SeriesInterview: Persis Singh
Editor: Yvonne Jukes
Camera: Ziv Berkowich
Sound: Idan Shamash
Filmed in Jerusalem, January 2013
20/3/14 20:00 Opening
17/5/14 14:00 Closing
Inga Gallery of Contemporary Art
Oil on canvas, 212 x 22 cm
Oil on canvas, 212 x 22 cm
SHAI AZOULAY AND REUVEN ISRAEL
Friday 09 September 2011
Markus B. Mizne Gallery, Gabrielle Rich Wing