The term “reciprocity”, borrowed from environmental sciences, refers to the mutual influences between different organisms in the same habitat. Reciprocity has definitive influence on the dynamics of population sizes, their functions in the biological society and the shaping of that society.
The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents prominent works by recent years’ graduates of various departments in Bezalel. The works are placed around the museum (which is rich with various exhibits from the field of life sciences – physiology, geology, botany and zoology) with reference to the character of the different exhibition rooms and the items in them, and in an attempt to have a conceptual visual conversation between the two.
Another conversation takes place between the works themselves, when they are placed next to each other, referencing their genetic similarities and mutual influences between the different disciplines in the Academy.
The exhibition is an opportunity to create intermediate compounds, positive feedback and coexistence between species that were separated in the past, and at some point were identified, classified, framed and cataloged into various creative departments that now maintain they unique existence.
Placing the works in the little “clearings” at the museum produces an echo that embraces impossible pastoral encounters between the predator and the prey, the winter and the summer, and the nocturnal and the diurnal.
Curators: Tal Gur and Liora Rosin