The Sensitive Plant
Katz Minerbo Meital
Curator: Haftel Naveh Sally
7 May — 2 July, 2016
The Sensitive Plant offers a reflexive look at aspects of sex and gender, drawing inspiration from 19th century poetic and visual sources, alongside themes from the world of science and botany. The site- installation comprises two- and three-dimensional works made on paper and made of paper, with motifs and values inspired by Victorian aesthetics.
The elements in the installation interweave a series of disciplines – from visual art and botany to fashion design – channeling 19th century visual and conceptual values. It is a codified world, whose components look like ghosts put on display – objects of desire, simultaneously restrained and emotionally charged, which add up to a contemporary narrative of otherness and gender.