Born in Moscow, Ella Ponizovsky Bergelson immigrated to Israel in 1991, and recently moved to Berlin. The artist's new project, ORDER, is a projection of her constant state of roaming, belonging to a "generation and a half" of emigrants. She draws on elements of her upbringing ruled by continuous transition to create a series of works that explore and redefine identity, both her own and others.
The various diverse typographic styles and different languages used by Bergelson all come together to result in a unified hybrid body focusing on the coexistence of multiple identities. ORDER is a statement on human nature and its rigid requirement for cultural uniformity, whereby the unified identity is rare: fluid, flexible and multifaceted.
The exhibition is comprised of a unique weaving technique that takes ink on paper images, then hand-cuts and weaves them. As the images are woven, the texts become incomprehensible – a reflection of the immigrant experience and their lack of being understood by the surrounding world due to cultural and language differences. Explore Bergelson's deeply rooted story woven through harsh truths and cultural realities that must be confronted.
ORDER will be open from April 20th-May 28th at the Almacén Gallery, Jaffa.