The Collectors Room

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  • 1. Katya OichermanThe Collector's Room 2008 Janco Dada MuseumEin-Hod

2. The Collector's Room was a solo exhibition in the Janco Dada Museum, which continued and summarised the series of works (Rendering of Writing and Descriptions of Wanderings) produced over the last 7 years exploring the relationships between collector, objects of collection and personal memories. Inspired by the life and work of Yuhannah Dawud, a London based Jewish- Iranian collector of Persian manuscripts, who had partially destroyed his collection by means of knife and scissors, the three installations in the Dada Museum are dedicated to the space where Dawud had lived and worked during the last years before his death in 1969 and the passion this space had to contain. The work explores the extended acts of cutting-out and reassembling on various scales, spreading from the conventional exhibition space onto less expected and hard-to- reach portions of museum walls, enveloping and changing the space by means of installation - a conventional arrangement of furniture and intensified variations of collage. The exhibition included: The Collector's Room Installation, found furniture, found objects and mixed media, dimensions variable From the Nocturnal Butterflies Collection of Y. D. 153 laser-cut paper figures (based on hand cut prototypes), overage height of each figure 15 cm, pins Cut # 4 C-print on vinyl sticker, manually cut-out on the wall, 4.6 x 3.8 m 3. The Collector's Room Installation, found furniture, found objects and mixed media, dimensions variable 4. Details from inside the cupboard 5. From the Nocturnal Butterflies Collection of Y. D. 6. 153 laser-cut paper figures (based on hand cut prototypes), overage height of each figure 15 cm, pins 7. Cut # 4 8. C-print on vinyl sticker, manually cut-out on the wall, 4.6 x 3.8 m