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Baal Ha'Bracha

Installation at the Beit Hatfutsot Museum, Tel Aviv

Curator: Carmit Blumensohn, 2014

Photos: Barak Brinker

"Assi Meshullam invites the viewer to a different universe; a spiritual, mystical and transcendental world in which the "shamanistic", "magical" and "esoteric" are prevalent. The yearning for contact with other worlds, with secret unknown powers, between external worlds of gods and demons and internal, subconscious, irrational worlds, has existed in various cultures from time immemorial. It was Aristotle who divided knowledge in two: exoteric (external) knowledge intended for a broad public, and esoteric (internal) – secret or hidden – knowledge, intended for an inner circle..."

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