Gary Goldstein

A different Existence, Israel, 2000

6 prints, silk screen on glass
114x188 cm

At the center of the installation there are six figures, limbless, faceless and sexless. In the background- a series of images from Jewish tradition, political reality, daily life and from the artist's private world: amulets, Shivity, Mizrach, maps of Greater Israel and Greater Palestine, knives, Hasakeh, body parts and figures under threat.

Among them intertwine texts and word games based on private associations and memories. An expression of the artist's experience of a particular time and place:
a comment on coexistence, on war and the mundane, on helplessness and ecstasy, on belief in destiny along_side an existential anxiety. It is an existence centering on a sum of details with no capacity for understanding the whole