Curator: Tamara Abramovitch
Designer: Eyal Rozen
Photo: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
The exhibition presents the impressions of four men who took part in the war – David Tartakover and Eli Mohar, who were called up for reserve duty; and Rino Zror and Rami Halperin, who joined the forces voluntarily and documented what they saw for the magazine HaOlam HaZeh, where they worked. On display are previously unexhibited drawings by David Tartakover - then a young artist - and photographs by Rami Halperin, a news photographer killed in the war. Alongside these are journalistic reports by Rino Zror and personal impressions by Eli Mohar; in word and image, these works trace the contours of the war. Together, they create a platform for an informal dialogue inviting viewers to contemplate the moments of turmoil and the hours of tense quiet, posing questions about the relations between documentation and memory, journalism and art, and between 1973 and 2023.
October Sun - Four Voices from the Yom Kippur War
David Tartakover, Eli Mohar, Rami Halperin, Rino Zror
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Hagit Gallery, Edmond and Lily Safra Fine Arts Wing From 20.1.23