PETAH TIKVA MUSEUM OF ART | CATALOGUE DESIGN + EDITORIAL, SELECTED
Born in South Africa in 1979, Ariel Reichman is an artist living and working in Berlin. For his 2013/2014 exhibition ‘1200 kg dirt’ in the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel, Reichman created and cultivated an indoor garden, containing paintings, sculptures and objects on top of plants, all from the museums archives and collection. The garden relies, both materially and visually, on vegetation common in cemeteries, particularly in military cemeteries in Israel and Reichman’s tending activity typifies the work of mourning carried out by bereaved families. The index format of the catalogue designed for the exhibition, is inspired by and based on the structure of cemeteries and the landscape of tombstones that characterise them. The cover of the catalogue is a textured thick paper, resembling the texture of marble often used in cemeteries.