Where Did the Kids Go?

Oded Yaacov

Painting show in the backyard

25 Gruzenberg St. Tel Aviv-Yafo

24.7.2021 — 23.7.2021, 11:00 — 14:00

27.7.2021 — 25.7.2021,  15:00 — 17:00

Oded Yaacov’s paintings are exhibited in the back yard of his Gruzenberg Street studio. In this same street, in another back yard, Yitzhak Danziger sculpted Nimrod in the late 1930s. Nimrod was made from a stone fragment of a previous sculpture of Danziger, which had been destroyed by a religious fanatic—some this are destined to disappear. “Where Did the Kids Go?” presents an intuitive installation at varying times of a different group of paintings daily. The paintings, of varying dimensions, seem to have been abandoned in the yard, like the works of artists left in street corners after they have died. Some of the paintings feature handcuffed Palestinian youths, others present political posters with ideological messages. Yaacov’s painting is direct, piercing, and is usually painted from current-affair photographs or news sites. This is painting that makes a clear stance, based on narratives of freedom, attesting to the iniquities that forever linger in society.

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Student

2021

Oil on canvas

100x80 cm

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Students

2021

Oil on canvas

90x120 cm

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Untitled

2021

Mixed media on canvas

97x130 cm

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Untitled

2021

Mixed media on canvas

120x90 cm