Braverman Gallery

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25.09.96 19:00 - 21:00

25.09.96 19:00 - 21:00
25.09.96 19:00 - 21:00

Text About The Event - Black Market introduces a series of works created by David Adika over the past two years, as part of his ongoing interest in decorative objects imprinted with the identity of and interior environments and the mundane, and through which cultural tension is often reflected. In this series, Adika focuses his attention on figurines primarily made of plaster, Bakelite, or brass, painted black.

The figurines were made in Israel in the 1960s and 1970s and mass-produced by local manufacturers located in Tel Aviv, the likes of Mizrahi and Hakuli. The local industry kept up with “colonialist” trends, objectifying the exotic, black ‘other’.[1] Today, original figurines reappear in public auctions or flea markets, some are labeled with a local “authentic” tax stamp.

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