“F_ll in the bl_nk,” curated by Shlomit Dror, included artworks whose visual and conceptual gaps evoke opposing elements of presence and absence. Fragmentation, disassembled forms, and (in)visibility are core principles that the artists in the show convey through their creative process. The absent sections in the works, the negative spaces become the main visual experience. The fragments and other elements that used to be part of a whole (which is now absent) have new meanings (detached from their origin) and hence are visibly dominant. Using their visual memory and archive, viewers find links to fill in these gaps, which are contingent on past experiences and preconceived notions.
The artists in the show—Keren Benbenisty, Liene Bosquê, Paul Clay, Ellie Krakow, Ann Oren and Lindsay Packer—incorporate text, found objects and pop-culture imagery from films and magazines, emphasizing the simultaneous encounters of absence and presence, fraction and whole, as well as reality and illusion. The works in the exhibition included video, works on paper, sculpture, and installation.