• Ilit Azoulay 耶路撒冷貝扎勒藝術與設計學院、特拉維夫的貝薩拉勒碩士學位。現居於特拉維夫創作。Azoulay 以考古挖掘(archeological digging)為手段,以蒙太奇全景攝影創作,同時扮演著考古學家、檔案管理員、藝術家的角色,如同博物館般將物件蒐藏,精細地分類、追溯來源及其文本,交叉指涉多種歷史,將平凡的碎片物件,化為傳達訊息的珍貴材料,像一首詩,邀請了觀者來朗讀,這首詩情感深邃濃烈,悄悄讓人從沉默的記憶中醒來。曾於MoMA紐約當代藝術館、巴黎現代藝術博物館、耶路撒冷以色列博物館、聖地牙哥攝影藝術博物館、羅馬MAXXI博物館…等舉辦展覽,作品更獲紐約古根漢美術館、MoMA紐約現代藝術館、巴黎龐畢度美術館、耶路撒冷以色列博物館、芝加哥藝術學院等重量級美術館永久收藏。 Ilit Azoulay 創作生涯的作品,是她遊走在城市間的歷程,她持續地挖掘城市的層次及隱藏背後的歷史,做為一位深度的考古學家、歷史學家及秉持冒險家、城市漫遊者的精神,用敏銳的攝影鏡頭,捕捉城市錯綜複雜的碎片構成影像,並邀請觀眾一同參與開放的閱讀敘事。三大重要計畫,包括在德國各建築物中找尋歷史足跡的 ‘Implicit Manifestation’(2013-14),反映對德國歷史記憶的保存與再現。影像與聲音成了兩條交織建構歷史的軸線,當這些物件一致攤開時,這樣的全幅影像將劇場式美學與幕後完美融合。三年間深入耶路撒冷以色列博物館館藏庫房、訪談博物館員、探討收藏與觀看型態的‘No Thing Dies’(2014-2017),透過影像組構傳記,透過聲音、文本、物件影像連結一幅幅交織的真實故事。以及此次長達八年研究計劃‘Regarding Silences’(2008-2019)Ilit Azoulay的作品像座博物館展示了各式乘載戰爭記憶的個體,微觀呈現了個人在戰爭結束後不斷延續的創傷,也向國家歷史提出了挑釁的姿態。 Photomontage攝影蒙太奇的創作手法在藝術史中,多與政治力量與反戰相關。最早的蒙太奇,是利用攝影技巧將多張照片切割、排列、重疊在一起。而知名的達達主義(Dada) 是歐洲第一次世界大戰時,許多厭惡戰爭的藝術家,將對現實的憤怒,訴諸於破壞的精神以對社會事件進行犀利的批判。像是奧地利藝術家Raoul Hausmann (1886-1971) 使用實驗性蒙太奇攝影拼貼圖像,藉此批評戰爭。隨著1980年代大眾廣告傳播的流行,藝術家 Peter Kennard (1947-) 也採用蒙太奇拼貼去表達反戰示威的精神,並用文本、聲音揭示被隱藏的真相。Azoulay在 ’Regarding Silences‘ 計畫中,則組構了細緻的特定場景,其中卻含有多重政治、社會意涵,以及對媒體和圖像狀態的思考,並關注事件的發生,組構的影像跨越了時間及空間的多種層次,並從現實-中介影像-網絡訊息這樣的路徑去傳達戰爭留下無可被忽視的影響讓人省思。 這次在Bluerider ART展出Ilit Azoulay經過八年所醞釀誕生的系列作品’Regarding Silences’戰後的沈默,此系列的全景攝影,捕捉過去一座位於以色列北部小鎮Zikhron Ya’akov的建築殘骸,這個地方曾經做為贖罪日戰爭(1974年,又稱第四次中東戰爭)後,被以色列軍隊作為從埃及被俘擄後歸國的士兵療養之地。這些曾被俘擄的士兵,回國後被多次審問並強迫服用藥物,使得戰爭創傷症候群至今仍深深影響著他們。Azoulay與研究團隊進行訪談計畫,並多次造訪這棟將拆毀的建築,以微鏡頭攝影記錄每個物件及殘骸片段,她使用蒙太奇手法,將各種碎片分類編目,再重新組合成全景圖像。如作品 Wipe the Slate Clean (2016) 便戲劇性地將各種建築碎片組構成特殊的劇場舞台畫面,各式物件隱喻了戰爭的對立狀態及在非常時刻中無法理解的殘酷手段,也呈現士兵被壓抑、噤聲的創傷(trauma),也因此「沉默」成了一種最終的保密狀態,進入超乎常人的精神領域。諷刺的是,這棟建築最終改建成為高級奢華的飯店,一語道破瀰漫於以色列社會中,這段被掩蓋的歷史及人們共同的國家傷痕記憶。在戰爭中被掩蓋的記憶、文字、聲音,透過蒙太奇的表現,這些高度個人主觀的經驗並置讓許多文本存在衝突,而觀者可以選擇自己從那裡開始閱讀、於那裡斷開,成為一種非線性的關聯性閱讀。 Ilit Azoulay 通過她的記錄,將藝術貢獻她曾居住及工作的城市,各種物件影像組成圖像,敘事被反覆地切割、斷裂再組構。歷史文化的證據被整合在一面虛構的平面空間,這樣的解構主義 (deconstruction) 期望消除內部與外在、自我與他者、善與惡等的對立狀態,而解構亦含有建設之意圖,要撼動封閉的結構,並有所創造,邁向未來。Azoulay擔任了重要的歷史說書人角色,同時記錄、重新排列及再詮釋這些集體記憶,她用藝術對保存人們的記憶及文化歷史見證做出了重要貢獻。

    Ilit Azoulay

    Israel, b.1972

  • 2019 Contemporary Local Print – Jerusalem Print Workshop The New Gallery Artists’s Studios Teddy, Israel
    2018 Flood – Contemporary Israeli Photography Ashdod Art Museum, Israel
    2018 The Big Picture, Nelson – Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    2018 KEDEM-KODEM-KADIMA CCA – The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv,Israel
    2018 Daegu Photo Biennale 2018 – Daegu, South Korea
    2018 Excavation Mark! Reveal Preserve Glorify Hansen House – Centre for Design, Media and Technology, Jerusalem, Israel
    2017 No Place Like Home The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    2017 Local Compilation Ashdod Art Museum, Israel
    2016 Photography Today: Distant Realities Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
    2015 The Biography of Things Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia
    2015 Disorder: Prix Pictet Finalists Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
    2015 Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 MoMA, New York
    2015 [7] Places [7] Precarious Fields Fotofestival Mannheim,Mannheim, Germany
    2015 Affinity Atlas The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
    2015 Re:Start, Braverman Galler Tel Aviv, Israel
    2015 Party Beuys: What Comes After Farce Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA
    2014 Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed Schmidt Centre Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Florida
    2014 Decadal Variations: 10th Anniversary Exhibition Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York,
    USA
    2014 Until You Get Out Of My Voice , Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod, Israel
    2014 The AIPAD Photography Show , Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA
    2014 Paris Photo Andrea Meislin Gallery, Paris, France
    2014 The Double Exposure Project Shpilman Institute For Photography, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2013 Collecting Dust in Contemporary Israeli Art The Israeli Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
    2013 The AIPAD Photography Show Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA
    2012 NADA Art Fair Braverman Gallery, New York, USA
    2012 Tree For Two One; Public Installtion Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto
    2012 Misplaced, Displaced, Replaced Rotwand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
    2012 Plurie A Panorama of Contemporary Israeli Artists, Paris, France
    2012 Paris Photo Andrea Meislin Gallery, Paris, France
    2012 Eyes in the back of the head The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel
    2012 Private/Corporate VII The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv, in collaboration with the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin
    2012 Winners 2011: Ministry of Culture and Sport Prizes in Art and Design Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Perach Tikva, Israel
    2012 Accelerating Toward Apocalypse: Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2012 The Aipad Photography show Andrea Meislin Gallery, New-York, USA
    2011 NADA Art Fair ARTIS Contemporary, Miami Beach, USA
    2011 Paris Photo Andrea Meislin Gallery, Paris, France
    2011 The Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2011 Magic Lantern: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art The Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel
    2011 The Fabulous Eight Or The Mysteries Of The Enchanted House 27 Hissin st, Tel Aviv,Israel
    2011 Annual Report 3 Kayma Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2011 Action. Photography Dan Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2011 Borders , Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design, Photography Department, Jerusalem, Israel
     
    2011 Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic Collage of Tel-aviv, Israel
    2011 Fresh Paint #4 Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2011 Rear Window Dan Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2011 Swarze Vilde Chayes Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2011 Indisplace Gal-on Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2011 Beauty Florentin 45 Contemporary Art Space, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2011 Israeli Fabric The Knesset (Israeli Parlament), Jerusalem, Israel
    2010 New in Photography: Recent Acquisitions The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
    2010 Do your actions mention your heart`s intentions? Design Space, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2010 Summer exhibition Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2010 Be My Guest: Hosting Contemporary Art The Diaghliev Live Boutique Hotel, Tel Aviv,Israel
    2010 Salon Apart.Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2009 Monochrome, Levontin 7 Tel Aviv, Israel
    2009 Compassion and Rage Minshar for Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2008 Art Harvest, Art Farm Residency Nebraska, USA
    2008 Facing the Sea Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Israel
    2008 Snap Shot Contemporary Art Gallery, Ofakim, Israel
    2008 Tea for Two The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
    2005 Urim Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
    2005 Objects and Compassion Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2005 Lights, in conjunction with the Adi Foundation project “Light and Matter” The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
    2005 Four Houses Mishkenot Sha’ananim Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
    2005 Four Walls The Art Gallery, Kibbutz Nahshon, Israel
    2004 Under the Surface Jah-Pan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2001 Scratched Apple Yung Yiddish space, Jerusalem, Israel

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2019 Regarding Silences Bluerider art, Tapei, Taiwan
    2019 Regarding Silences CCA, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    2017 No Thing Dies The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
    2017 Nebraska: unknown aspects Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv
    2015 A Seventh Option Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York. USA
    2014 Implicit Manifestation Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
    2014 Shifting Degrees of Certainty KW, Berlin, Germany
    2014 Les Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award nominated by Quentin Bajac (MOMA),France
    2013 Linguistic Turn Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2013 Room#8 Andrea Meilsin Gallery, New York, USA
    2011 The Keys Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA
    2010 The Keys Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2008 Findings Minshar for art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Israel
    2008 Tea for Two Two Men Exhibition, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
    2007 Selected Works, 1998-2007 The Neri Bloomfield School of Design and Education, Haifa, Israel
    2006 I Placed a Jar Dollinger Art Project, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2002 Salvia The Gallery in Borochov, Tel Aviv, Israel
    1998 Graduation exhibition, Department of Photography Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design,Jerusalem, Israel

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    Guggenheim Museum New York
    The Museum of Modern Art New York
    Centre Pompidou Paris
    The Israel Museum Jerusalem
    The Tel Aviv Museum of Art  
    The Herzelia Museum of Contemporary Art  
    Yona Fischer Collection, Ashdod Art Museum Monart Center, Ashdod
    Podesta Art Collection  
    Ekard Collection  
    SIP-The Shpilman Institute For Photography  
    Knesset Israel Collection  
    Mandel Collection  
    TJulia Stoschek Collection  
    Elstein Collection  
    Rivka Saker Collection  
    Igal Ahouvi Collection  
    Doron Sabag collection  
    National Gallery of Australia  
    The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
    Hammer Museum Los Angeles
    Art Institute of Chicago  
    Private collections  

    Selected Collection

  • Wipe the Slate Clean | 2016 | 150x195 cm | Inkjet print

    Third Dream I see places | 2016 | 106x277 cm | Inkjet print
    Retreat | 2015 | 150x110 cm | Inkjet print
    Mirror Stage | 2012 | 142X288 cm | Inkjet print
    Intoxication of oblivion | 2012 | 142X288 cm | Inkjet print
    B …o.k. shall we sit I have some good news for you gentlemen… | 2016 | 200x940cm | Latex print

    Works

    Imaginary Order | 2013 | 150X440 cm | Inkjet print
    Howling For Beuys | 2013 | 150X300 cm | Inkjet print
  • Videos

    藝術對談 Bluerider ART Elsa Wang v.s. Ilit Azoulay