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The Human Conservation Project – Main Exhibition

The Human Conservation Project – Main Exhibition

Bezeq Building > 07.06-14.06

Conservation, more often than not, takes radical measures against the consequences of time. But none is more radical, it seems, then the human effort to conserve its own existence – both as a cultural and biological endeavor. The mechanisms we install to uphold and prolong both our physical existence and our memory, during and after our lifetime; the social constructs which evolved around the biological need to procreate; the struggle of recording humanity as a whole, through both time & space – are all part of an immense technological, social and cultural operation to conserve the human existence, persistence, and identity. Throughout history, this ultimate human goal has been home to wild experiments and trajectories. Yet more than ever before, vast technological transformations raise hard questions as to the price and the extent to which this conservation project is willing to go. It seems that now we are facing truly radical alternatives. More often than not, we find ourselves already deeply embedded within some of them. JDW’s main exhibition will frame this debate under five categories: Mind; Body; Us; Collective Mind, Collective Body; and Everything. Each of these categories will include a new projects by JDW’s international teams program, commissioning teams of Israeli and international designers to create new work for the exhibition, as well as existing projects by designers and artists


Curators:  Tal Erez & Anat Safran
Assistant curator:  Rona Zinger
Exhibition design:  oba studio

Participants:  Liat Segal, Roy Maayan, Dafna Aizenberg, Gal Sasson, Gal Nissim, Liron Kroll, Adi Zaffran, Tali Kushnir, Elior karmani, Tamara Efrat, Noga Shimshon

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, BreadedEscalope, Debora Dax, Noortje de Keijzer, Sophie de Oliveira Barata, Alexandre Humbert, Alan Kwan, Lucy Mcrae, David O’reilly, Patricia Piccinini, Johanna Pichlbauer, Marion Pinaffo, Raphël Pluvinage, Sabine Roth

Graphic Design: Zohar Koren, Idan Am - Shalem, Eli Magaziner, Alma Neeman Developed by: felix007