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Unchain My Art - about the virtual exhibition[edit]

Unchain My Art is the name of an exhibition curated by artist Einat Amir. The exhibition is a result of an academic course that took place in HaMidrasha – The faculty of Arts Beit Berl College as part as its Postgraduate Fine Art Program. The students explored different ways they could use WikiCommons for their art, searching for inspiration among the 33 million files. By the end of the process, each student / group of students gathered a themed group files and created an artwork out of them. Using different artistic techniques such as merging the files, appropriating them and re - making some of the images, the students made a pioneering exhibition, that was created specifically for the wikicommons platform. Hope you enjoy it. Participating artists: Alina Deckel, Gad Kozitz, Hadar Reuven, Hani Khatib, Navah Uzan, Gilat Elkaslasi and Moran Victoria Sabag, Ronit Citri, Shulamit Bialy, Sima Kirshner and Vardit Goldner.

Alina Deckel and Gad Kozitz - Artists In Action[edit]

Alina Deckel and Gad Kozitz worked with a group of images the class had titled "Artists in Action" (see details in each image's description). Inspired by the images they made collaborative watercolor paintings, working on a shared table, switching between the works while they paint. While doing so, they became "artists in action" themselves.


Shulamit Bialy - A Family Portriat[edit]

Shulamit Bialy worked with a group of images the class had titled "Family" (see details in the video's description). She had chosen to respond to the images by shooting a video of her own family. She creates a scene of a family portrait photography - but does so in video and not in stills photography, thus emphasizing the contrast between the "perfection" portrayed in a frozen moment and the much more complex reality.

Hadar Reuven and Hani Khatib - Untitled[edit]

Hadar Reuven and Hani Khatib worked with a group of images the class had titled "Archaic" (see details in each image's description). Inspired by this theme, They used old fashioned saj pans (that Khatib often uses in his sculptures). Reuven worked on the sajs using mixed media, observing and reconsidering the images they found, in which they identified various types of footprints.

Ronit Citri - Lot's wife[edit]

Ronit Citri worked with a group of images the class had titled "Open Landscape" (see details in the image's description). Citri had chosen to merge all images from this group into a single, new fictional landscape.

Sima Kirshner- We've progressed since[edit]

Sima Kirshner worked with a group of images the class had titled "Archaic" (see details in each image's description). She printed the images from this group and then tore them into pieces from which she made 2 collages. Then she scanned the hand made works and continued to manipulate them digitally.

Vardit Goldner - Calming Things[edit]

Vardit Goldner worked with a group of images the class had titled "Things that calm Vardit" (see details in each image's description). She created three images which use elements from photos in this group and place them in new environments. She manipulated the original images, adding small details that associate them with illness and death themes.

Navah Uzan, Moran Victoria Sabag and Gilat Elkaslasi - The Final Frontier[edit]

Navah Uzan, Moran Victoria Sabag and Gilat Elkaslasi worked with a group of images the class had titled "Stars" (see details in the image's description). The artists have chosen to respond to the way we look up in order to view the sky and reflect upon the infinite universe. They created a box where the viewer's gaze is directed downward, peering into the box that encapsulates a secret universe.

Unchain My Art - about the physical exhibition[edit]

Using different artistic techniques such as video art, installation art, printmaking, painting and photography, the students also created a physical exhibition that responds to the images that inspired them from WikiCommons. The exhibition displays all the WikiCommons images that the students took inspiration from as a spread on the floor, and the students' is installed all over the space. This exhibition took place in HaMidrasha – The faculty of Arts Beit Berl College as part of the Postgraduate Fine Art Program end of the year exhibition on June 2016.

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