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Exhibition opening: Hervé Constant — 'Image, Language, Symbolism'

Opening / artist talk event - RSVP is required: Thursday, 02 December 2021, 19:30 - 22:00

Exhibition continues 02 December 2021 - 03 March 2021 Opening times: Monday - Thursday 11:00 - 17:00 Chabad Islington Jewish Community Centre & Ein Sof Gallery 1-3 Elliott’s Place London, N1 8HX

‘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 perceived about the other doesn’t fully encapsulate what can be known about them. In there lies a tension both for the perceiver and the perceived, 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 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. For press enquiries, please contact Nicole Zisman Curator Tel: +44 (0)7454 474227 Email:

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