The Resurrection of Dead Masters. Image courtesy the artist.
The Resurrection of Dead Masters. Image courtesy the artist.

Site-specific project by visiting artist Alona Rodeh

curated by Neil Minuk and Janique Vigier


Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to support in part an off-site project by visiting artist Alona Rodeh. Rodeh, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, was a visiting artist to Plug In’s Summer Institute in July 2012.

This project was curated by Neil Minuk and Janique Vigier, and organized by the ARCH 2 Gallery at the University of Manitoba. It will commence on Saturday, October 20th and will run until Sunday, October 28th. The Resurrection of Dead Masters is a re-creation of an indoor installation, this time embedded in existing architecture at street level, at 340 Donald Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Rodeh’s The Resurrection of Dead Masters continues her investigation of the interrelations between sculpting and the perception of space on the one hand, and music and sound on the other — at times complementing each other, at other times seeking to break each other apart.

This site specific installation is running in conjunction with the exhibition Barking Dogs Don’t Bite at ARCH2 Gallery situated at 201 Russell Building, University of Manitoba. The exhibition will open on Monday, October 22nd from 5 to 7 pm and runs until November 16th. Rodeh will be giving an artist talk on Monday, October 22nd at ARCH2 at 12 pm.

Alona Rodeh is an Israel-based multi-media artist. After receiving her BFA in 2003 and her MFA in 2009 at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Rodeh has participated in numerous exhibitions in Israel and abroad: The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon; Herzliya Museum, Ashdod and Petach Tikva Museum of Art; as well as in Biennials and special commissioned works like the Art TLV artist-curator project, the Herzliya Biennial, the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, and the Ashdod Museum of Art. Her work spans from large-scale sculpture and time based installation to event oriented interventions, and can be described as object performances without performers.

This project is organized by the University of Manitoba ARCH2 Gallery in association with Border Crossings magazine, with the support of the Manitoba Arts Council and Plug In ICA. Rodeh’s research was supported by the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State of Israel and Artis.