The CCA is proud to present a new large-scale installation by Hilla Toony Navok. Hilla Toony Navok tracks high modernism and abstraction in popular Israeli consumer products in a practice based on familiar yet fantastical or dysfunctional constructs. At the CCA, Navok has created a large-scale kinetic installation in the form an active work site, devoid of human presence, yet bustling with raw materials and aluminum rods heaped together, working. The work questions the connections between labor and creation, the role of design in the consumer production process, and the assimilation of the history of modernism in contemporary consumer culture.
Curator: Chen Tamir
Toony Navok is an MFA graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2009). She received the Givon Prize for Young Artists from the Tel Aviv Museum (2011) and the Creative Encouragement Award of the Israel Ministry of Culture & Sport (2012). Navok has participated in various exhibitions both in Israel and abroad, amongst them solo exhibitions at the Haifa Museum of Art and at Local_30 Gallery in Warsaw. She has participated in ART COLOGNE, and group exhibitions at the Ashdod Museum of Art, Monart Centre, Neues Museum in Weimar, the Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art, the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, and ARTLV. Navok co-curated the second Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art (2009) and was co-editor of the art magazine Picnic.
An exhibition catalogue designed by Idan Am Shalem with text by CCA’s curator Chen Tamir is available for sale – here.