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Enormous crowd-sourced art installation unveiled

13.12.2012

Enormous crowd-sourced art installation unveiled at Beit Hatfutsot

 
The enormous crowd-sourced art installation Family Matters was unveiled during Hanukah at Beit Hatfutsot. Family Matters was created by international artist Hanoch Piven, together with thousands of families who came to Beit Hatfutsot during the summer to tell their stories and define what makes them a family, creating their own family portraits. This hugely successful project, presently displayed in the lobby of Beit Hatfutsot, adds a new dimension to the Beit Hatfutsot mission statement: You are part of the story.
 
"The Family Matters project at Beit Hatfutsot was an opportunity for me to wear both of my hats: the artist's hat and the teacher trying to enable others to create. The communication and the energies created among the family members while preparing the work, and between the participants and me, made up the artistic essence of the project and enabled the creation of this big family story presented today on a centrally-located wall at Beit Hatfutsot, so the families who participated, as well as other visitors to the museum, can enjoy it," commented the artist, Hanoch Piven.
 
The underlying theme of the installation is our story as a people throughout the generations– from Moses through the vision of Herzl and Ben Gurion to our own family portrait. Family Matters is made up of 3,600 family portraits inspired by Piven methodology using ready-made materials. HP Indigo printed the digital results of the 10X10 cm "pixels" and Piven arranged them in the 12 meter wide, 3 meter high composition that is now on display.
 

"Family Matters" was sponsored by:

 

          NADAV Foundation       Indigo HPIsrael Friends of Beit Hatfutsot