We live in a complex world where ideas are shared, communicated, and sometimes censored. Every person needs to ask why they have access to certain ideas, and why some ideas are intentionally suppressed.
Knowledge, and education are important human attributes, and access to these tools that inform the mind are important to everyone. Only through a vital process of keeping ideas flowing can we, as human beings progress, ultimately becoming more complete, and civil in our actions.
חלמתי חלום חיים: דמיינתי תוף גדול ויפה למלא את העולם עם זוהר אור.
Listed above is the title for one of the pieces that will be illustrated on the front cover of the Jaffa Museum catalog. LIGHTS IN THE WINTER EXHIBITION (December 2011)
In English it means:
I dreamed a vivid dream: I imagined a large and beautiful drum filling the world with glowing light.
Old Jaffa Antiquities Museum
10 Mifratz Shlomo St. Old Jaffa.-TEL-AVIV
OBSERVATION: ” Images can transport our thought process, requiring perception, observation, contemplation, interpretation, reaction, conclusion. Art can expose the inner self, causing the individual observer to show his or her own fears, beliefs, intellect. Perhaps, art that is worthy of the name forces the participant into this intimate relation between the art and the self, somehow transforming conscious activity into uncharted conceptual spaces, activating new neural pathways.”
OBSERVATION: This URL connects to the Summer 2010 issue of NY Arts Magazine, and the essay written by Abraham Lubelski.
Following are press releases describing the upcoming Beuys/Kastner show to be held at: Ico Gallery, 606 West 26th Street, NY, NY 10001, 5-28 August, 2010, Opening Reception: Friday August 13, 2010.
For further information regarding dates and times for the exhibition, please contact Skylor Brummans at Ico Gallery: 1.212.966.3897, or contact David Kastner directly @ www.davidkastner.com