Crocheted Sculpture Workshop 

Collaboration with Artist, Gil Yefman at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art 

The first stages of the ongoing collaboration

"The first couple days were productive and deeply inspiring - lots of people around, combining hands and hearts together" -Yefman

Kuchinate is collaborating with Gil Yefman, the winner of the 2017 Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Artist. Working together, Kuchinate and Yefman led a workshop for the community at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art to create a large knitted sculpture. The sculpture will be displayed at Yefman’s solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art on December 27th, 2018.

Together, we will produce two works, El Maleh Rehamim, which echoes the genocide by the Germans of the African Herero and Namaqua tribes in Namibia between 1904 and 1907, and Living Fence, evoking the Auschwitz Birkenau Obersturmführer orders that a substantial amount of shrubbery and trees be brought in and planted to provide a “living fence” that would hide the road the victims would take on their way to the gas chambers and incinerators. Pairing Yefman with Kuchinate creates a synergy bringing the history of the Jewish people together with that of African refugees.

Sponsored by the Maika Fund

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