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Thu, 02 Dec


Eis Sof Gallery

Private View: Hervé Constant — 'Image, Language, Symbolism'

The evening will include a film screening and complimentary drinks.

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Private View: Hervé Constant — 'Image, Language, Symbolism'
Private View: Hervé Constant — 'Image, Language, Symbolism'

Time & Location

02 Dec 2021, 19:30 – 22:00

Eis Sof Gallery, 1-3 Elliott's Pl, London N1 8HX, UK


About the event

Please join us for the private view of our latests exhibition. 

‘there is no such thing as transparent interpretation [...] interpretive violence can either create or destroy’ (Ahearne, 1995, p. 135).

Ein Sof Gallery presents Hervé Constant’s solo exhibition ‘Image, Language, Symbolism (Field of Perception)’ as the second of a series of autumn events supported by Arts Council England, looking at mental health and its full breadth from a Jewish lens. The curation of Hervé’s work (very much concerned with signs, symbols, mysticism and manifestation) explores the idea that interpretation of another is inherently charged with assumption. It also introduces the idea of the ‘field of perception’ — the visuality, language, and symbolism — around external surroundings, and explores how visuality, language, and symbolism are connected in producing an understanding of another. This exhibition seeks to challenge interpretation versus reality, and acknowledge that what can be percieved about the other doesn’t fully encapsulate what can be known about them. In there lies a tension both for the periever and the percieved, a spiritual anxiety that the signs and symbols being attached don’t line up with the real.

Curated by Nicole Zisman

A project of Chabad Lubavitch of Islington

Supported unsing public funding by Arts Council England 

Hervé Constant is a London-based French artist. He was born in Casablanca, Morocco. He studied theatre acting at the Conservatoire de Toulon before obtaining a grant to further his studies at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Techniques du Theatre in Paris.

Hervé’s work can be characterised as a transit between different expressive media, spanning from videos to performances and paintings. The artist, in his work dimension, directs his research towards unexplored territories where every language, like video projections and paintings, is blended. Constant’s paintings express states of mind, meant to reveal to himself his own inner expressions and personal descriptions through symbols, signs, colours, forms and objects.

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