Essay following the exhibition at Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, 2017, referring to the history of the Palestinian village Ein Hud and the Israeli village Ein Hod

Essay following the exhibition at Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, 2017, referring to the history of the Palestinian village Ein Hud and the Israeli village Ein Hod

Curator: Rafat Hattab, member of the CIRP.

Museum director: Raya Zommer tal; participating artists: Raida Adon, Halil Balabin, Haya Jubran, Esther Cohen, Assi Meshullam, Ruba Salameh, Adi Oz-Ari, Ashraf Fawakhry, Tamir Zadok, Mahmood Kaiss, Fatma Shanan Dery.


פטמה שאנן, "ג'וליס" 2010, שמן על בד

Fatma Shanan Dery, “Julis”, 2010, Oil on Canvas.


The more one advances in age without overcoming the personal territory, so one arrests time and relives the past, and thus the territory keeps confining itself to the narrow space of the Ego and that of private / collective historic time.

Most of the conflicts arise from the attachment to the private / collective historic time that must refer to the past and hinder the present from flowing towards the future, which brings along that which is new.

Private / collective historic time is essentially opposed to dynamic time, which by its nature is not delimited, as is keeps it thrust forever towards the Unknown.

This is why consciousness adheres to the private / collective historic time, which it deems “concrete” as every outward event is idiosyncratically translated by it, turning the experience of the transitory into something stagnant and repetitive.

In contrary to the consciousness that adheres to private / collective historic time, the more evolved consciousness opens up to each event as unique and transitory.

It strives to observe and focus in order to grasp the uniqueness of each phenomenon.

Observance, focus, and relevance widen the internet-like web of the evolved thinking and sensing faculties.

There is a vast difference between consciousness which adheres to private/ collective historic time and the evolved consciousness that adheres to nothing and thus opens up to the future.

The latter develops simultaneously the abilities of individuality, the path of the warrior, perseverance, initiative, and originality in order to experience the flow of reality each day anew, without being caught up by those who are unable to do so and instead, persist to consume that which is uncommon and different.

The consciousness which adheres to private / collective historic time wards its own territory off to any outside feedback. Its energy is dense and only wishes to exert its inward pull on that which is external to it.

אסי משולם, ”פני לשלום”, 2017,רישום קיר, מוזיאון ינקו-דאדא

Assi Meshullam, “I come in Peace”, 2017, Mural

Text by: Dr. Dorit Kedar

Translation by: Tzach Ben Josef


About Dr. Dorit Kedar

Forced to continuously change nations, cultures and schooling - I had to develop a wider sense of communication, a way of thinking-feeling-behaving which stresses the common denominators. The need to adapt new landscapes and land-souls has taught instinctive means to overcome separatism, prejudices, dogmatic beliefs and suspicions. While looking for the common gathering denominators, I have also increased the ability of perception and individuation. Being constantly in estranged places has triggered psychological processes to turn the unfamiliar into familiar. As an art critic in the Israeli press, a curator, a writer - have always dealt with the otherness, the different and the infinite variety of the Existent. My Book of Peace is the result.
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