By Viva Sarah Press Outside the Tel Aviv Museum of Art are the art displays calling for the return of hostages.
These exhibits create a sense of community. Unity.
They focus our collective attention on the most important commitment: to bring them home now.
Inside the museum are the art exhibitions that guide visitors.
To think differently.
Exhibits that give us insight into humankind.
Pictures of our collective history.
Alongside these exhibits is a non-exhibit.
A non-exhibit I cannot NOT see.
A photo collection taken during a visit to the museum.
I title it: “Safe Art”.
You won’t find it in the museum brochure.
Again, I created it during a visit.
But the “Safe Art” exhibition is everywhere in the museum.
(And everywhere in our lives in Israel at the moment.)
You just have to look, and you’ll see it.
“Safe Art” is made up of the requisite signposts directing visitors to “safe rooms” (merchav mugan).
The signposts are not art.
But with the museum’s architecture and art collections as a backdrop (as well as everywhere, really), these commonplace signposts make a statement that is hard to ignore.
“Safe Art” will be on display until the threat of rocket attacks on the Israeli civilian population is no more.
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