Shahar Marcus

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Shahar Marcus
(Israel 1971) is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in video, performance and sculpture. In his works he relates his body to organic and perishable materials, such as dough, bread, juice or ice. His relationship to the materials examines the position and the role of his body as both human and creator. His choice of perishables likewise highlights the nature of art and life. Marcus had exhibited in many exhibitions around the world including Tate modern in London, The Moscow museum of modern art, The Israel and the Tel Aviv museum in Israel, The Charlottenburg kunsthhalle in Copenhagen, The Hiroshima Moca, The Moscow and Poznan Biennale and other venues in Germany France, Italy, and Usa.

Video title:
The fathers have eaten sour grapes, 2012, 4:40
in the video we can see marcus reading an apocalypse from the book of Ezakiel while tearing off and consuming his own colonel medals. by tearing off his own medals, Marcus is performing an action which refers to the Dreyfuss incident. The act of consuming himself could be grasped as self criticisem or an ironic view of the political situation in Israel .”the fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge” is a loaded saying in Israeli reality as it includes the debate between the different generations in Israel.

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