“It All Begins at Home”, Exhibit by Leah Raab
Visual Arts

“It All Begins at Home”, Exhibit by Leah Raab

"It All Begins at Home", an exhibit featuring Leah Raab's paintings, will open at the Musa Gallery in Raanana later this week.

The exhibition represents spiritual, emotional and biographical content. Freud coined the term “Unheimliche״, which refers to a house that carries within it both negative and positive charges. The house is not only a symbol of security and love, but it also has cultural, psychological and emotional charges.The artist defines herself as a "wandering Jew" because she was forced to change her place of residence numerous times, which caused her emotional upheaval and pain.

Leah Raab’s family members also experienced feelings of displacement when expelled from their homes during the Holocaust. Migration is indeed a private traumatic experience but may well be passed down from generation to generation. Most of Raab's paintings displayed in the exhibition feature mirrors reflecting houses on the streets of Raanana and New York City, and there is a sense that they are detached from the ground and the environment, as if she has been uprooted after she has settled. The change in places of residence has given her a sense of ephemerality, instability and insecurity. The image in the mirror is virtual, a kind of illusion: it looks distorted and the effect is that of an inverted world. In her opinion, not everything reflected in the mirror and in the world presents a true reality.

Exhibit times:
Opening Thursday, June 23, 8:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00- 8:00 pm
Fridays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 4:00- 8:00 pm
Through July 17th.

Curated by Dr. Tami Keidar.

Date and time

Jun 23, 2022, 08:00 PM
Jul 17, 2022, 08:00 PM
Times in UTC+3

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Musa Gallery
Raanana, Israel

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