Room 210, “Humming”
The crane hanging on the wall represents the changes that take place in the ‘City that never Sleeps’, where historical buildings are buried under publicity posters, and skyscrapers rise along the coastline at dizzying speed; construction additions and rusty air conditioners latch on to buildings which are not protected by preservation laws. The city becomes the arena of a hidden, endless battle between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’. The architectural jumble resulting from this merger of history and constant renewal, destruction and construction, serves as the inspiration for the artwork.
Nir Adoni (b. 1980), graduated with honors from the Department of Art and Education at HaMidrasha – Beit Berl College of Art in 2009. Since his graduation, Adoni received grants and awards from the Yehoshua Rabinowitz Foundation for the Arts, Mifal HaPais and the Arts Department of Tel Aviv Municipality.