3rd exhibition in the 19th Nidbach series: Pink Revenge
Curator: Elie Shamir and Dorit Ringart
20 December, 2014 — 14 February, 2015
In Oct. 2014, thousands of Facebook users responded to the “letter campaign.” The initiative called on members to replace their profile picture with the first initial of their personal name, to express their support of the protest against the media’s luring of the identity of sexual assault victims.
Inbal Mendes-Flohr, or Ayin (Hebrew), presents in her exhibition a host of images of women fighting back against violence in a struggle that sometimes is raging, harsh and vindictive. Inspired by women who are acting here and now: artists and social activists, she is also influenced by mythological figures.
In her works, Mendes-Flohr gestures toward the oscillation between vengeance and paralysis, as possible reactions to the violent act. She combines “low” and “high” materials in her works. Her acts of painting weave power and harshness, together with joy expressing the freedom of dancing on the surface of the work, making it possible to accommodate the painful alongside the violent. There is even compassion hidden in her works, emanating by her portrayal of humans in their moments of weakness.