Little Big Sculptures

Artist Talk in Shibaura House, Tokyo, Japan

On the occasion of Setouchi Triennale Autumn opening, Ram Katzir will be discussing his public art projects with Toshio Shimizu, curator and professor of art history.

Shibaura House, Tokyo

Thursday, September 26th at 19:30

3-15-4 Shibaura Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 108-0023

 

Organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel and the Mondriaan Fund

 

Leela

Set design for Vertigo Dance Company, Tel Aviv, Israel

“Leela” means in Sanskrit a divine play in which humans are mere pawns.

Inspired by the fall from heaven, the creation “Leela” takes place in the space between illusive reality and God’s cosmic play.

World premiere on May 13th, 2019, Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel 

International tour starts on July 11th, 2019, Pompeii Amphitheater, Napoli Teatro Festival, Italy

Choreographer: Noa Wertheim 

Music: Ran Bagno

Set design: Ram Katzir

Costume design: Sasson Kedem 

Lighting design: Dani Fishof – Magenta

 

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Suitcase in a Bottle

Sculpture for Setouchi Triennale 2019, Takamatsu, Japan

The fourth Setouchi Triennial will run during April 26 – November 4, 2019 in Naoshima and surrounding islands. 

‘Suitcase in a Bottle’ is a project about spiritual homelessness. The longing for home is encased in the suitcase like a genie in a bottle. This sculpture raises questions about the flow of life and where it takes us, as our baggage of expectations drifts towards an unknown destination. 

After the Triennale, Katzir’s artwork will remain in the permanent collection of Shikoku Mura Museum, designed by Tadao Ando. 

Katzir’s presentation in Japan has been realized with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund. 

 

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Glocalization

Façade design, International Campus Breda, the Netherlands

How does one’s identity change colors in a new environment?
Façade design for a school entrance made out of 198 flags in colors sampled from the surrounding architecture.

Collaboration with Rutger Fuchs
Architecture by Roos Ros
Commissioned by Mencia de Mendoza Lyceum and International School Breda

Official opening on April 12, 2019

Eden

Public sculpture, Zeist, the Netherlands

As part of the renewal of the centre of Zeist, the 1ste Hogeweg square has been re-designed and will be home to two sculptures by Ram Katzir.
Official unveiling on Friday, November 23rd at 19.30

Commissioned by the municipality of Zeist
Realized with financial support from the Mondriaan Fund
Landscape design by Eveline vd Kock, Jeroen Marseille and Ram Katzir
Lighting design by Shizuka Hariu

Watch the making of documentary

Rozenoord 2.0

War memorial , Amstelpark, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Following the unveiling of Rozenoord Monument in 2015, six additional victims were identified and the monument has been enlarged in 2018 with six chairs and nameplates. Research concerning the identities of the unknown victims continues.
A 400 page publication with biographies of all known victims will be presented during the opening.

Opening and book launch on Tuesday, September 18 at 16.30

Commissioned by the municipality of Amsterdam
Publication with texts by Anita Frank, Ram Katzir and Bianca Stigter
Publication and nameplates designed by Rutger Fuchs

Read article in Haaretz newspaper

Portal 2.0

Art Route Zwolle, the Netherlands

Studio Ram Katzir & artist duo Hertog Nadler were invited to design an extension to Art Route Zwolle.

‘Portal 2.0’ will consist of a permanent installation in Zwolle’s new Station Square, and an outdoor photography exhibition during the renovation period of the square. Completion circa 2020.

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Public sculpture, Gustave Mahler square

Amsterdam Zuidas, the Netherlands

Permanent installation for the new ABN Amro Pavilion in Amsterdam’s financial district.

Official unveiling in September 2017

Architecture by Cie
Landscape design by Donkergroen
Curated by Danila Cahen
Artworks by Ram Katzir and Mario Merz

Field of Flowers, group exhibition

National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus Minsk, Belarus

April 14 – June 4, 2017
Exhibition opening: 14 April, 17:00

Curated by Evgeny Umansky (Russia)

Hannah Arendt memorial

Kaliningrad, Russia

Ram Katzir’s sculpture Petrification will be installed in the Friedland Museum in Kaliningrad. This date marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Hanna Arendt, the Jewish political theorist who was born in 1906 in Köningsberg, modern day Kaliningrad. Official unveiling on Friday, October 14th at 16.00 .

During November to December Katzir will present a new work in the exhibition Migrations in the NCCA (National Center Contemporary Arts) in Kaliningrad.

Curated by Yulia Bardun

Artist talk by Ram Katzir

The Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia

Katzir will give an artist talk about art and public space in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
The talk and the Hanna Arendt Memorial installation are part of Migration – a group exhibition at the NCCA (National Center Contemporary Arts) in Kaliningrad, with new work by Ram Katzir.

Hanna Arendt memorial

Kaliningrad, Russia

Ram Katzir’s sculpture Petrification will be installed in the Friedland Museum in Kaliningrad. This date marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Hanna Arendt, the Jewish political theorist who was born in 1906 in Köningsberg, modern day Kaliningrad.

Generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Israeli Consulate, St Petersburg and the Baltic branch of the National Centre of Contemporary Art.

KONG, a mental parkour

In the atrium of Medisch Spectrum Twente

Opening of five permanent installations.

Together with artists Karin van Dam, Hans van Benthem, Maria Roosen, Merijn Bolink and Geert Mul.

Curated by Gabi Prechtl, Kunst en Bedrijf,

Architecture by IAA

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Dongori – permanent installation

Tokyo, Japan

Ram Katzir’s bronze Dongori’s (Acorns) have safely landed in Japan. Permanent installation in Shinagawa, Ōsaki, Tokyo 

Curated by Toshio Shimizu Art Office

 

Niemeyer’s Theatre of Curves

Brazil

Studio Ram Katzir went on a six cities excursion to study the works of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
In collaboration with Rio Arts Club.

Portal – Permanent art route from station to city center

Zwolle, the Netherlands

Zwolle Station is the second-biggest railway hub in the Netherlands, and an intersection of generations and eras thanks to Portal, a permanent art route by Ram Katzir and artist-duo Hertog Nadler. Portal invites you to discover how closely lives in different periods are linked.

Official opening on January, 23rd 2016 at 12.30

Landscape architecture in collaboration with Marseille Buiten and Yuka Yoshida. Film production by Family Affairs Films.

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Hertog Nadler website

BeLonging, solo exhibition

Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

On the occasion of the recent addition of Ram Katzir’s Portable Wailing Wall to the Jewish Historical Museum collection, the museum is showing seven works of the artist in different halls.Curated by Hetty Berg, JHM

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Rozenoord, World War 2 memorial

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

During the last month’s of World war 2, hundred forty Dutch were executed by the nazi’s near teahouse Rozenoord on the Amsteldijk. Out of hundred forty casualties, hundred names remain unknown. Katzir’s memorial site consists of a landscape of empty chairs.

Official unveiling on 4 may, 2015.

Commissioned by the city of Amsterdam.Landscape design in collaboration with DS Landscape architects.

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Portal

Zwolle Art route, the Netherlands

Studio Ram Katzir together with the artist duo Hertog Nadler won an international competition to design an art route in Zwolle from the new train station to the historic city center. Their project entitled Portal was selected out of 140 proposals. Portal consists of an interactive video installation, a series of underground sculptures and a meandering blue line connecting all segments. The realisation phase will start in March 2015.

Commissioned by the city of Zwolle with additional funding from Provincie Overijsel and the European Union.

Landscape architecture in collaboration with Marseille Buiten and Yuka Yoshida. Film production by Family Affairs Films.

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Rozenoord

World War 2 memorial, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

During the last month’s of World War 2, hundred forty Dutch men were executed by the Nazi’s near teahouse Roozenoord on the Amstel Dijk. Out of hundred forty casualties, hundred names are known. Katzir’s winning proposal for the new memorial site consists of a landscape of empty chairs.

Official unveiling on 4 May 2015

Commissioned by the city of Amsterdam.
Landscape design in collaboration with DS Landscape architects.