Title: Saba Singer
Artist: Asaf Kliger
Size: 70 x 100 cm
SABA SINGER is an art piece from the project “I’m at the bank, I’ll be right back”. An art installation that took place in the apartment of the artist’s grandfather - four months after he passed away. In this rare moment of transition, where an apartment in a very desirable area of central Tel Aviv was nearly empty, it’s face was changed as it became a temporary exhibition space. The naked walls were filled with meaning and emotion. The exhibition sublet in this apartment represented a ritual baton, a transfer between generations.
Grandfather, “Saba Zvi”, was born in Warsaw and dreamt about singing in the Synagogue. His dad insisted that he needed an education and Zvi then studied to be a sewing machine repairer wich later helped him survive the holocaust because his skills were needed in the russian army. After the war he immigrated to Israel, and opened his own shop, repairing sewing machines until he was 85 years old. After Saba Zvi’s passing the Singer sewing machine was herited to the artist.
HI I’M ASAF KLIGER. I am an artist and the gallery owner of Kliger Gallery. Originally I’m from Israel but now I live with my family in Sweden. I studied photography at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and since then I have been involved in art projects worldwide.
Since 2015 I’m also the official photographer of ICEHOTEL up north in Jukkasjärvi and I run a destination wedding photography business. I love surfing, yoga, cooking and spending time with my family.