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Portal 2.0

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Is time traveling possible? It is, if Zwolle station is in your cards.

After seven year in the making studio Ram Katzir and artist duo Hertog Nadler have completed the art project Portal which first unveiled in 2016.

Portal 2.0 consists of a permanent installation in Zwolle’s new station square and continues with a series of artworks leading to the city centre.

Commissioned by the municipality of Zwolle.

Official opening on September 30th, 2021.

For more info visit the Portal  website.

Eggsistence Brussels

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished – Lao Tzu

Squeezed between a soft boiled existence and an endless need to produce, Ram Katzir’s latest creation is placed at the entrance of a new gallery complex in Forest next to Wiels Contemporary Art.

The sculpture Eggsistence is part of the permanent collection of Galila’s P.O.C, an art collection in the spirit of a contemporary cabinet of curiosities. Reservations can be made after the lockdown ends via the following link

Tracing Future Taiwan

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Our hand has valleys and hills, islands and plains just like a topographic map. It is scientifically proven that over time, our choices and actions shape the lines in our hand.

Visitors to Taipei Social Housing complex step into a huge line drawing of a hand tracing the life line of the other hand. The drawing connects the building with the new Guangci metro station. Viewed from the top, it seems as if the building has grown hands and is rewriting itself. This project encourages a social and urban reform in Taipei’s financial and political centre.

Commissioned by The Taipei City Government Department of Urban Development

Curated by Huichen Wu, Artfield, Taipei

Opening in March 2023

Allsorts

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On October 24th, a surprising new art space will open, a stone’s throw from WIELS, Brussels’ contemporary art center.

The public will have the chance to discover Galila’s P.O.C, a collection organized around a multitude of heterogeneous themes and presented in the form of a cabinet of curiosities.

Galila, the passionate lady of the house, will guide the visitors through her phantasmagoric world.

P.O.C is also engaging with the local community by working on an educational project in two neighboring buildings.

Ram Katzir has created three interactive installations for this new collection. Come and explore them and many other delicacies

Visits by reservation only via the collections website.

Stay Nagoya

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An interactive artwork by Ram Katzir will be placed in Hisaya Odori Park in the heart of Nagoya.

Stay is a sculpture about the nature of support. On one side the large figure hugs the small, and on the other their roles change. From either side we see only backs, facing the horizon together. 

Visitors are welcome to sit with Stay and participate in this artwork. We can all use a hug.

Official opening on September 14th, 2020 

Artistic director: Toshio Shimizu Art Office

Commissioned by Mitsui Fudosan, Tokyo

Manna

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This year the Netherlands celebrates 75 years of liberation from Nazi repression. To mark this occasion a freedom monument will be placed in a new park. Ram Katzir’s proposal has been chosen as the winning design.

During the Hongerwinter (Dutch famine) of 1944-45, millions of Dutch people were starving and food was scarce. Shortly before the liberation , some relief came with “Swedish white bread”, which was baked locally from flour shipped in from Sweden.

Bread plays a prominent role in many cultures. It’s more than food, it brings people together. The artwork ‘Manna’ is designed as a meeting place. The message of compassion and nourishment is still relevant in our world today.

Official opening on July 6th, 2020

Commissioned by the Municipality of Amsterdam.

Making Eden

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In November 2018 the artwork Eden was unveiled in the Dutch city of Zeist. This film follows Ram Katzir’s creative process in the studio and during production. Eden looks deceptively simple. On the one hand it is welcoming and heartwarming and on the other it touches themes such as loneliness and our need to connect.

Directed by Fons Pennings

Music by Marijn Korff de Gidts

Commisioned by the Municiplaity of Zwolle

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Time Travellers

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Time Travelers is a life-size portrait exhibition of a selection from 500 locals who participated in ‘Portal Zwolle’ film shoot in 2015.

The exhibitions will alternate every few months until construction of the new station is complete in 2022.

Opening of the 1st series of portraits on March the 4th, 2020 at 13:00.

Collaboration with Hertog Nadler.

Graphic design by Rutger Fuchs. Photography by Jaap Stahlie.

Commissioned by the Municipality of Zwolle.

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Little Big Sculptures

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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

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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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