||Published in conjunction with the exhibition held from November 2015–March 2016. 'The exhibition brings together the methodologies of art, ethnography, art history and material culture in order to stress the corporeal nature of the book. It explores the ways in which we relate to books not as objects, but rather as subjects. Indeed, books produce effects on us: they enrich our world, affect our perceptions, stimulate our sensations, and trigger our emotions. Unlike other objects that are purely functional, engaging with a book initiates an active and complex relation. "Bibliologia: The Book as Body" features books borrowed from the Israel National Library once owned by Walter Benjamin, one-of-a-kind Jewish cultic objects from a private collection, photographs from Yad Vashem’s archive, hi-tech digital reproductions of Cairo’s genizah fragments, an index from Petach Tikva’s archive, and modern artworks from the Israel Museum collection shown side-by-side with sculptures, photographs, films, and works by contemporary artists, some of which were specifically commissioned for the exhibition.' - from Petach Tikva Museum of Art's website
Participating artists include Avital Geva, Eve K. Tremblay, Wanja-Jonathan Schaub, Jean-Baptiste Warluzel, Yosef-Joseph Dadoune, Christo (Christo Vladimirov Javachef), Maya Zack and Stuben21 (Peter Daniel and Nicole Horn), Micha Ullman, Noga Inbar, and Raphael Sigal.