A Boomerang on Breathroutes - Beita

A Boomerang on Breathroutes Curator: Shira Friedman

Artist: Shy Abady/

Shy Abady’s new series of paintings engages with the figure of The Angel of History in Walter Benjamin’s foundational text “Theses on the Philosophy of History”.
Abady introduces his characters by first name, with easy familiarity: Walter (Benjamin), Hannah (Arendt), Paul (Celan), Yaakov (Shabtai), Kochava (Levi), Gal (Gadot). The last names, enclosed in parentheses, are a telling reminder of the complex, often conflicted, even tragic, life stories of most of them.