Naama Arad’s ‘Har Hazofim’ quotes the view from the window of the fictional Frank Lloyd Wright creation from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic ‘North by Northwest.’ A peach-toned silken curtain intervenes between our gaze and the Xerox copies pasted to the opposite wall on which landscapes can be seen. The paternalistic presidential visages of Mount Rushmore and the modernist architecture both see their material and ideological texture inverted in the most tender of feminist veilings. The title of the work refers to the mountain of the same name, and Israeli enclave in East Jerusalem that houses the Bezalel Academy of Art founded in 1906.
In ‘Fragen an meinen Vater’ (eng. Questions to My Father) Konrad Mühe interviews the actor Ulrich Mühe, who passed away in 2007. In the delicately edited arrangement of mediated representations of his father, Konrad Mühe educes answers and apologies from his father without uttering the questions. In an impulse of self-empowerment he has Mühe speak for both himself and for the observer in words written by other people.