For the seventh exhibition in the Private/Corporate series, the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection and collector Doron Sebbag are focusing on contemporary Israeli and international tendencies in art. Sebbag’s high calibre collection consists of over 1000 works and presents a varied, critically committed spectrum of contemporary Israeli and international art.
The selection of around 40 works and 23 artists from the Sebbag Collection is entitled Accelerating Toward Apocalypse (first shown at Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv, March/June 2012, curated by Tal Yahas). The selection considers the manifestations of time in contemporary art: archaeology, archives, wasting time, and the obsession of capturing the moment. About 20 works by international and Israeli artists from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection respond to this theme with works that bring together politico-social analysis and existential ciphers.
From the Doron Sebbag Collection: Dalia Amotz (IL), Ilit Azoulay (IL), Mahmoud Bakhshi (IR), Avner Ben-Gal (IL), John Bock (GER), Peter Buggenhout (B), Ofri Cnaani (IL), Marlene Dumas (ZA), Gideon Gechtman (EG), Ori Gersht (IL), Nan Goldin (USA), Thomas Helbig (GER), Damien Hirst (GER), Andy Hope 1930 (Andreas Hofer) (GER), Sigalit Landau (IL), Ryan McGinley (USA), Hermann Nitsch (A), Doron Rabina (IL), Dash Snow (USA), Wolfgang Tillmans (GER), Banks Violette (USA), Guy Zagursky (IL)