Eight-part textile installation, variable dimensions
Opposite the kiosk line, a large, vertically stretched fabric piece sways between the trees - a part of Gili Avissar’s installation for AMOUR, titled Seven Suns. Against a garish background looms a silhouette like a feminine, larger-than-life alien. The visitors can slip through the figure’s parted legs. The remaining seven pieces of the installation, awnings between the trees, are located deeper in the park. The fabrics are made up of 100 imaginary flags, which Avissar presented in Jerusalem two years earlier, cut into triangles for AMOUR and sewn by hand into circular forms. Brightly colored abstract suns replace flags which normally mark a territory and symbolize belonging. The installation provides shade to the pool visitors, and invites them to gather together to explore their personal connection to the fabric.
About the artist
Gili Avissar creates large-scale textile collages. His installations do not simply occupy the exhibition space, but rather they function as set and costume, facilitating interaction with the viewers moving around in them. Avissar lives and works in Israel. Most recently, he exhibited at the MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen (2018) and Galerie koal (2017).