The artist Shahar Yahalom attracted attention with her work in the spring of 2011 at the Tel Aviv Museum, where she designed the installation the raspberry land, which is based on the collapsed dome of the St. James Cathedral in Seattle.
In 2009, she developed a kind of short-term experimental laboratory in the Noga Art Gallery with the title -80 degrees Celsius, where sculptures were translated into mathematical equations through body references. Minus 80°C is the temperature at which human bodies are frozen or organs for transplantation are stored in transit. Her installations explore borderlands of both the physical and the architectural. The materials of wax, plaster, black ink, as well as fishhooks and wires are linked in a way reminiscent of alchemical experiments. The works show a melancholy, which seems to question its own existence and simultaneously reflects on the recipient. In the Dreispitz halls, Shahar Yahalom presents an installation and a wall drawing that were specifically conceived for this location.
Text by Sabine Schaschl