M – Museum Leuven announces Yael Davids exhibition

M – Museum Leuven presents Yael Davids, an exhibition 27 September 2012–20 January 2013.

The work of Yael Davids (Jerusalem, 1968) is concerned with the potential of narration immanent to the act of documentation and repetition. With a strict economy of gesture and an on-going interest in the notion of performance, her installations attempt to turn memories of ephemeral, fleeting presence into a definite shape. Being raised in Israel, Davids’ oeuvre embraces both the conflicted political history of a nation-in-the-making and her own individual biography that has been impacted by loss and the experience of mourning. Breakability and fissure are the central themes of the exhibition at M. The exhibition presents glass, ceramics, photographs and woven textiles in a spatial installation. The exhibition brings together a number of recent works, juxtaposed with new installations made especially for Museum M.

Curator: Eva Wittocx, chief curator Museum M.

In November, Yael Davids will take part in the Playground Festival in Leuven. On Sunday, 11 November 2012, Davids is organising a performance afternoon with: Inging by Jeanine Durning, Practical Training in Thinking by Snejanka Mihaylova and the performance Obliterating an Image by Yael Davids and André Van Bergen. More information: www.playgroundfestival.be

Yael Davids’ work has been shown in exhibitions and performed at Kunsthaus Dresen (2012), Kunsthalle Basel (2011), If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution at Van Abbelmuseum Eindhoven (2010) and Tate Modern London (2008).

M – Museum Leuven
L. Vanderkelenstraat 28
3000 Leuven, Belgium
www.mleuven.be

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