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Theatrical gestures are nonverbal signals presented on stage: bodily movements\, mimics\, tone of voice\, dre ss\, music\, and stage sets. Such gestures are signs which mediate between the character's actions\, his mindset\, and his relationships with other ch aracters and with the audience\; it is a sign intended to convey informatio n to the audience about both the character and the narrative. The exhibitio n explores theatrical gestures in contemporary art which are articulated th rough diverse media.

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Theater and the visu al arts have been intertwined since time immemorial. Scenes from Greek dram a were depicted on vases in ancient Greece\; the tableau vivant te chnique-human figures posed silent and motionless on stage to represent a n arrative scene or a well-known painting-was incorporated in European theate r in the 16th-18th centuries\; 19th century great masters\, such as David\, Ingres\, Delacroix\, and Degas\, were enchanted by the power of the theate r\, and attempted to capture its appeal in their paintings.

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The 21st century has introduced new arenas for self-repr esentation. Opinions and images are rapidly exchanged in different social p latforms\, and gestures from our private lives are constantly put on view f or all to see. Every person in the world is invited to create multiple pers onae that will represent him/her on the virtual platform.

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The Museum's current display features a solo exhibition by artist Ulla von Brandenburg\, curated by Noam Segal and selected works fro m the Angel Collection of Contemporary Art\, curated by Dalia Levin and Tal Bechler.

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Ulla von Brandenburg's show consists of three installations combining video and fabrics. Working in several mediums\, including performance\, playwriting\, and poet ry\, Von Brandenburg draws inspiration from a wide spectrum of historical a nd cultural sources\, such as literature\, psychoanalysis\, theater\, photo graphy\, games\, and magic. She creates stratified narratives which delve i nto the gap between truth and fiction\, theater and a perception of reality .

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Spanning works from the Angel C ollection of Contemporary Art\, the exhibition brings together art istic gestures which articulate small and grand actions: iconic composition s\, such as the biblical scenes in Adi Nes's photographs\, archetypes of li fe and death\, as in Vik Muniz's work\, or the story of the Binding of Isaa c in Evan Holloway's piece\, alongside various instances of human behavior\ , such as the weeping in Muntean/Rosenblum's work or the cigarette lighting in Matt Saunders's piece.

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The stage is h abitually filled with furniture\, objects and accessories\, which serve as symbols\, artistic means to transmit messages. Together they construct a dé cor that makes the drama possible. A process is thus created in which the s pectator either becomes absorbed in the work or alienated from it to a voye uristic point of view\, as happens in the case of Mika Rottenberg and Trace y Snelling. Costumes and stage props are also used by Tamy Ben-Tor and Hila Lulu Lin.

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Oscillating between exposure a nd concealment\, Chiho Aoshima's and Kent Henricksen's works unfold mini-sc enes. Gestures of aggression and domination are presented by Marcel Dzama a nd MK Kahne. Horror haunts Robert Longo's cinematic scenes\, whereas other gestures\, such as those seen in Ofir Dor's work\, articulate social confli cts.

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The works in the exhibition exemplif y the ongoing dialogue between visual art and performance arts\, reinforcin g contemporary art's ability to express patterns of social conduct in matte r.

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DTEND:20130420 DTSTAMP:20140823T184746 DTSTART:20130126 GEO:32.1627416;34.8441469 LOCATION:Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art\,4 Ha'banim St \nHerzliya\, 46 379 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Theatrical Gestures\, Nelly Agassi\, James Aldridge\, Darren Almond \, David Altmejd\, Chiho Aoshima\, Tamy Ben-Tor\, Huma Bhabha\, Martin Boro wski\, Don Brown\, Nigel Cooke\, Ofir Dor\, Marcel Dzama\, Mona Hatoum\, Ke nt Henricksen\, Evan Holloway\, Matthew Day Jackson\, MK Kahne\, Hila Lulu Lin\, Robert Longo\, Barry McGee\, Matthew Monahan\, Vik Muniz\, Muntean/Ro senblum\, Adi Nes\, Philip Rantzer\, Mika Rottenberg\, Yehudit Sasportas\, Matt Saunders\, Allison Schulnik\, Tracey Snelling\, Ulla von Brandenburg\, Kehinde Wiley UID:257990 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR