Israel Patrons Circle

Gabriel Klasmer‘Efes/1’, 2014

In 2014 Outset Israel supported the production of Gabriel Klasmer’s installation the bubble or money bubble: air is blown into large, thin, fragile bubbles which feature atmospheric expansion in the space. the bubble indicates awareness of environmental concerns and the state of global, local and personal economy in our time. The installation is currently on display as a part of Gabiel Klasmer’s solo exhibition in the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The comprehensive exhibition, curated by Ellen Ginton, extends over all three levels of the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, comprising a sculpture park on the basement floor, a painting exhibition on the top level, and the bubble on the ground level. The show is on view from January 2014 until end of June 2014.

Born in Jerusalem in 1950, Klasmer was considered a conceptual artist when he began exhibiting his work in the 1970s. From the 1980s he has engaged in painting, sculpture, performance and video. Since the early 1990s his paintings have been executed by means of self invented ‘painting machines’, whose operation follow simple mechanical principles underlain by strict, disciplined regularity. Klasmer’s paintings and sculptures are the outcome of exploration of qualities and processes, experiments with materials which yield surprising results, rife with effects and historical contexts.