SCAF 2015 [Culture+Ideas]: Fugitive Structures 2015
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Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Fugitive Structures 2015

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur: Sway
Zen Garden pavilion
21 August – 12 December 2015

Fugitive Structures, SCAF’s ongoing exploration of temporary pavilions located in an urban context is now in its third iteration. The series continued in 2015 with Sway, an audacious ecological structure inspired by Israel’s use of scientifically calibrated fabric greenhouses which make possible the growing of fruit and vegetables in a predominantly arid landscape.

Sway was created by Tel Aviv-based architectural collective Sack and Reicher + Muller with fabric expert Eyal Zur (SRMZ) and the exhibition will filled the gallery’s Zen Garden. The pavilion references Sukkot, an annual festival commemorating the Old Testament story of the Israelites sheltering in the wilderness en route to ‘The Promised Land’. Sway conjures up an impermanent fabric structure that owes as much to modernity with its use of high-tech materials as it does to the familiar shapes of nomadic Bedouin tents.

Why did we fund this project?  The Nelson Meers Foundation is delighted to be a long term supporter of the Culture+Ideas series at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, which encourages a deeper exploration of the many contemporary social issues that are intertwined with artistic practice.

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