Nelly Agassi, – 7 – 13 –

Galeria Labirynt Plaza, 13 Lipowa Street, Lublin
Exhibition opening: June 22nd, 2018 (Friday), 7 p.m.
On until July 20th, 2018 (Tuesday – Sunday, 12 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Free admission

The – 7 – 13 – exhibition is the result of Nelly Agassi’s reflection on the history and location of the building which houses Galeria Labirynt Plaza. The artist’s inspiration was the original designation of the area at Lipowa Street and the subsequent change of its character, but, most of all, the obliteration of memory about the history of this place. Originally, a labor camp of Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke (DAW; literally ‘the German Equipment Works”) was situated in this plot in 1939 by the SS where until the autumn of 1943 prisoners of Jewish origin were employed. Currently, it is a part of the city devoted to the services sector, where, a shopping centre is situated. The artist analyses maps of both places (the camp and the shopping centre) also in the context of the current purpose of the building, focusing on the problem of consumerism, which according to her is associated with a feeling of emptiness and an attempt to fill the sense of loss.

Nelly Agassi (born 1973 in Israel) – a multimedia artist, an author of performances, videos, installations and drawings. She is active in the fields involving activities with body and space. Her works have been presented in Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art and Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel and in the Chelsea Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, to name just a few.

Curator: Aleksandra Skrabek