Shahar Tuchner

Shahar Tuchner

Shahar Tuchner, born 1987, is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Israel. Tuchner is a graduate of the Open Program at Hamidrasha School of Art at Beit Berl College (2010). His works in various media, such as video-art, installation, painting and sculpture, often deal with social issues regarding consumerism, multiculturalism and representations of reality through the media (cinema, television, cyberculture, advertising, etc.).

In his video-art works, Tuchner examines the relationship between image, movement and music, and in his sculptures and installations he often uses readymade in order to explore the line between common everyday objects and art. Tuchner’s works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at leading galleries, art spaces and museums in Israel and around the world, including: Venice Biennale (Italy), Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburg (USA), The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum in Cheltenham, NN Contemporary Art in Northampton, 5th Base Gallery in London, (UK), Janco-Dada Museum in Ein Hod, the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) and Contemporary by Golconda Gallery in Tel Aviv (IL) and more. Tuchner has won several awards for his works, and they are included in the collections of the Yad Vashem Museum, Janco-Dada Museum, Israel, Danses Macabres Collection, France and private collectors.

About Work

Floating Worms

The sea worms silently float on water in a deep contrast to their outlandish colors that bring to mind the stressful hectic lifestyle of modern society. Peacefully carried away, the worms offer a more tranquil alternative.

The Thing

An unidentified object is put inside an ostrich ranch and disturbs its peacefulness. To the sounds of the opera “’Carmen”, the ostriches follow the object in an amused, curious and frightened dance, attempting to figure out how it should be treated, until they destroy it in play or self defense. The ostriches’ treatment of the object may be viewed as an analogy to people’s treatment of strangers, immigrants and members of other cultures.

You can follow his work at:

The Thing, Video, 2014

Floating Worms, Video, 2014

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