‘Restless Objects’ is an ongoing ritualistic rehearsal towards a possible act of emptying the museum from its heritage.
How are high-value artefacts being delivered from one collection space to another and what institutional undercurrents does this procedure bring to the surface?
In which ways does the continuous moving of plundered collections perform the imperial power structures, and what other actions can transgress this performance?
What happens when the art handlers are re-choreographed, and what rehearsals and actions should we practice for a possibility of emptying the Museum spaces?
Jerusalem born, Berlin-based artist, trained as a historian, stage designer and dancer. In her works Ophir establishes history as a space for action and imagination of possible presents beyond seperations of time, nation states and ideologies. She often works collaboratively to create knowledge through art and education projects She currently works on her upcoming solo exhibition Bundled With The Living(SOMA, Berlin, spring 2023). Her works as an independent artist and a member of Public Movement ( 2008-2019) were performed and shown worldwide including at the HAU, Berlin, Guggenheim Museum, NY, Asian Art Biennial Taipei, Santarcangelo festival, Fundació Antoni Tàpies Barcelona. Her latest works “Recalling History I,” a performative intervention in the production of knowledge (within “Errata” by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona), and “It Is Only Through Your Thoughts That I Can Remember Who I Am” (in collaboration with Hakim Bishara), Vågestykke KORO-projec, Kunsthall 3.14 Bergen, Norway. Hagar designs costumes for artists like Yael Bartana and Rima Najdi. In 2020, Hagar co-founded with five artists and teachers the Berlin-based collective: mitkollektiv, and she is a co-director for their art and education project Reimagine Jetzt! (funded by the PFCB 2020-2021).
dramaturgy and artistic consultant
Christian H. Cordes
display case technology