At the Agam Museum in Rishon Lezion, a new group exhibition is being presented under the title “Disruption of Order”. The exhibition focuses on the interrelationship between the structured, the rational, the fixed and the intuitive, the wild and the changing, through the act of creation of the artists Yaacov Agam, Shirley Wagner, Guy Zagorsky, Uri Kloss and Ronen Shahrabani.

The works in the exhibition express the tension between calculated and patterned action and between instinctive and emotional action. The artists’ confrontation with the limits of the material and with the fences of culture, raises questions about grip and release from it, as part of the attempt to express creative freedom and create a dialogue of the spirit with reality.

The artist Yaacov Agam paradoxically defines for himself a series of work rules based on fixed and precise relationships between colors, shapes and angles, in order to create a viewing experience that has movement, freedom and constant becoming: “an internal organic law, which establishes a solid reality and unity despite constant metamorphosis”, in his words.

Wagner’s powerful video work and photographs treasure moves of construction, dismantling and destruction. Wagner constructs imagined apocalyptic scenes with a careful craft of thought, as she harnesses our mechanisms of vision and perception to create the illusion of a place in space. The viewer moves between illusion and dissolution in an attempt to decipher the way of its creation.

Zagorski’s totem poles recall ancient cultures that saw the totem as a gateway to the forces beyond reality. The totems are built from geometric shapes that “play” with the space relationships, seductive colors are a counterweight to the massive materiality of the wood with its precise and meticulous shape. The preoccupation with totems in the current era brings to mind a search for a balance between the need for group membership and the desire to be freed from the demands of society. Zagorski’s installation “Hespek Coefficient” presents a kind of flaps that are meant to indicate the direction of the wind, but they are standing still, “stuck”.

Kloss investigates creative processes with the help of digital means. He disassembles a familiar image of a shutter and creates from its parts a series of “free” geometric shapes which he draws on canvas. The series of paintings explores the relationship between a realistic image and its free, undeciphered version, between traditional art technique and contemporary digital visibility.

Shahrabani presents a figure moving repetitively, as if trying to escape from the “urban tangle” that is getting wrapped around her. The work deals with the struggle between the need to be part of an orderly, protective and demarcating society and between the longing for freedom, breaking boundaries and searching for a personal voice. His installation “Houses” invites the viewer to look closer into them and “dive” into a dialogue between the human figure and the reflected building blocks, which rise more and more with disturbing repetition.

Agam Museum, 1 Mishar Street, Rishon LeZion