Tamara Moyzes and Shlomi Yaffe – fourth artist-in-residence program at the museum
In their artistic practice, both as individuals and as a duo, Tamara Moyzes and Shlomi Yaffe are exploring the space between art and social activism. During their artistic stay at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (2–22 September) they will pursue their latest project relying on the forms from pre-war Yiddish theaters, and from the Israeli burekas film genre popular back in the 1960s and 70s.
The artists, domiciled in Prague, will rely on those two aesthetic foundations to create a series of three short films using, inter alia, 3D face animation technologies. The stories of life of three contemporary Israeli figures shown with the help of animated scenes will become, for Moyzes and Yaffe, a point of departure to tackle the notion of stereotypes and identity myths. The films will be accompanied by a promotional campaign in Warsaw.
Be invited to a workshop
Tamara Moyzes and Shlomi Yaffe will also host a three-day workshop devoted to artivism, i.e. a combination of public space art and social involvement. During the workshop, the participants will be familiarized with the modus operandi of activist artists and will analyze the projects they have completed. Discovering the history of Warsaw’ Jewish theaters, and the common features shared Yiddish theaters and burekas movies will become a point of departure for tacking, together, the issue of stereotypes, and the principles of artivism.
The three-day workshop for one group of participants will be held on:
- 12 September - 6.00 pm -8.00 pm
- 13 September - 3.00 pm -6.00 pm
- 14 September - 3.00 pm -6.00 pm
The workshop is offered free of charge, but the number of openings is limited. To sign up, please contact [email protected].
Closing day of the residence
A meeting with the artists held by Joanna Ostrowska will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday, 21 September. It will offer Tamara Moyzes and Shlomi Yaffe an opportunity to share their insights into the assumptions and final results of the project.
About the artists
Artist and curator of art. Graduate, inter alia, of the New Media Department at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, and the Besaleel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Winner of the EGOART AWARD (2004), nominated for the award of the International Media Arts Biennale WRO (2005). Artist-resident of ARTPORT (Tel Aviv), Villa Waldberta (Feldafing) and the Goethe Institute (Berlin).
Graduate of the Fine Arts Department and the New Media Department of the Rbno University of Technology, as well as the Besaleel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. His works were presented, inter alia, in the NoD gallery and in Karlin Studios (Prague), KUMU Arts Museum (Tallin), and during the Mediations Biennale (Poznań).
Tamara Moyzes and Shlomi Yaffe live and work in Prague.
The project is partnered by the Czech Center
Organised with the support of the Norway and EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.