The works of Tsibi Geva, Maria Saleh Mahameed and Noa Yekutieli narrate a complex cultural reality, between identities and places, memory and ties.
Different origins, influences, sensitivities, even the techniques and materials that the three artists prefer. Yet their works reveal unexpected connections. The works on display are rooted in individual biographies and tell of intimate yet universal experiences.
Tsibi Geva (Israel, 1951), of Ashkenazic Jewish origin, son of one of the major exponents of the Israeli Bauhaus, is an established and internationally known artist who lives and works between Tel Aviv and New York; Maria Saleh Mahameed (Israel, 1990) born and raised in the most populated Arab city of Israel, is the daughter of a Palestinian father and a Ukrainian and Christian mother; Noa Yekutieli (USA,1989) is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist born in California to a Japanese mother and Israeli father, who shares Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.
Recalling the Jungian concept of the "collective unconscious", a legacy belonging to a distant past and common to all humanity, Conscious Collective investigates how it is possible to rediscover a sense of community even in a land where conflict is a constant and how accepting life with its contradictions may be the key to a better existence.