Roee Rosen, Double Self Portrait, 2005
Frosted Self Portrait # 1 (aka Saint Shit), 2006, Oil and Goldleaf on wood, 50X70 cm
Frosted Self Portrait # 2 (aka Saint Chocolate), 2006, Oil and Goldleaf on wood, 50X70 cm
Roee Rosen, Studies for Frosted Self Portraits, Gouache on paper, 2004-2005
A photograph, 150X120cm.
Realized for a homage exhibition to the playwright Hanoch Levin, the photo gathers contemporary patriarchs. The books on the table include, besides those written by those present and Levin, titles pertaining to Zionism, decadence and scatology - from “Degenration” by Max Nordau, to a romantic novel authored by the young Joseph Goebbels. The rainbow drawing (by my son) connotes an assault by the IDF on the occupied territories under this ludicrous name (see my text regarding such rhetoric devices employed by the occupation). Objects in the room also include the logo of Ziona, the protagonist of my 2006 novel, a dysfunctional super-heroine operating in Tel Aviv.
Standing (left to right): Gabi Ben-Moshe, Comics artist; Dan Shadur, publisher; Doron Solomons, Video artist; Boaz Arad, Video artist; Noam Yuran, Critical theorist; Roy Chicky Arad, Poet, artist and musician; Gil Shani, artist; Joshua Simon, poet and curator.
Seated (left to right): Moshe Zuckerman, Historian; Zvi Efrat, architect; Adi Ophir, philosopher, Yair Garbuz, artist; Doron Rabina, artist; Aim Deuel-Luski, artist and writer.
Men in Israeli Culture (bearded), 2004, details.
Men in Israeli Culture (Stained), 2004, details
A Painting With Four Titles, a diptych, oil on canvas, 2004
Psycho Jew Redux, a diptych, oil on canvas, 160X110cm each, 2003