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22 October â€“ 3 December 2011
The famous British filmmaker and artist Peter Greenaway presents a new, spectacular project Heavy Water, a multimedia project by Change Performing Arts, which was especially planned for Chelouche Galleryâ€™s unique exhibit halls in Israel.
After showing projects such as the 9 Classic Paintings Revisited and Leonardoâ€™s last supper in solo exhibitions as well as famous international art events like the Venice Biennale and Expo Shanghai, Greenaway now celebrate World PremiÃ¨re in Israel.
He is known for his unique avant-garde approach andÂ his cinematic work has been praised by the critics. Many of his films have become cult classics. Greenaway explores and experiments in new artistic fields: He likes to probe the boundaries of different media types, challenge his audience and he spursÂ philosophical debates regarding the role of art in the contemporary world and in our lives in general.
Greenawayâ€™s new project Heavy Water is a theatrical and dramatic mix of sound, painting, drawing and video, accompanied by the publication of an art book. It elicits apocalyptic thoughts and contains an ostensibly prophetic warning concerning nuclear proliferation and the future of our planet.
â€žIn the last decade, global warming, changing meteorological patterns, melting ice-caps and deepening seas have re-alerted our respectful contemplation of water. Most of the paintings in this catalogue were made in a house in Amsterdam not far from the North Sea, and evidence is gathering that this house will be swept away by floods before the year 2035. The events in this year of 2011 in Japan have disturbed us all and brought vividly to our attention, the thin veneer of our control over water.â€œ Peter Greenaway
For further information see http://www.chelouchegallery.com/exhibitionsCurrent.php
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