Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson at Museum of Craft and Design
Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson
at Museum of Craft and Design
Sep 26, 2015 - Mar 27, 2016
The thought-provoking exhibition Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson. features the work of Dafna Kaffeman and Silvia Levenson. Both artists are among a select few who combine glass with fiber and other materials to make powerful social and political statements. They see themselves as shamans, drawing attention to evil as a way to precipitate a cure. Their work emphasizes that such conflict is the result of a few individuals rather than multitudes.
Since 2003, Kaffeman has addressed the complex social and political issues of living in Israel, a land burdened with sacrifice, grief, and remembrance. Levenson’s earlier work used autobiography to comment upon love, domesticity, and mankind’s obsession with happiness. In her new body of work—shown together here for the first time—she has focused on children and explored how their experience of living with domestic violence and other politically incorrect events contributes to their becoming betrayed, anxious, lonely adults.