Plenitud / Fullness

Presented at the Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Plenitud, or Fullness as its closest English translation, is a cluster of solo exhibitions created by five artists exploring ideas of space, image, and object making. The presenting artists, whose lives and work scatter around multiple locations–New York, Tel-Aviv, and Mexico City–explore concepts of familiarity and alienation, product and material, landscape and image, object and mass, and function and futility. 

Each exhibition investigates a facility of space–ways in which familiar structures or objects turn into autonomous compositions. Works by Keren Anavy, Tal Frank, Guy Aon, Bat-Ami Rivlin, and Nadav Weissman place conceptual weight on different material qualities, mapping a multitude of material “universalities”: Anavy’s multimedia installations offer site and place as an abstracted set of sensory layers;  Frank’s site specific installations render ordinary objects into animated props that yearn for their pre-manufactured, natural states; Aon’s images illustrate bodies and body parts that turn into value-yielding fetish objects; Rivlin’s found-object assemblages repeat purposeless material functions imbedded in mass-produced objects; Weissman’s topographic layerings restructure natural terrains and sceneries into ways of imagining an internal self.

All five artists originated from Israel and immigrated, sometimes more than once, to other countries–this ongoing temporary relationship to place and site becoming a common thread between them.

This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the generous donations of the following institutions and sponsors:

La Embajada de Israel en México.TAI, Triplay y Aglomerados Italia. UTEP, Transporte de Personal y Escolar. MASISA en México. TREMEC, Transmisiones y Equipos Mecánicos. Secretaría de Cultura Querétaro y Museo de la ciudad de Querétaro