The Salon on Agripas Street

  • Anna Epstein, “Gragger”, (Hairpin) , 2020 18.5x1.2x0.6cm, Hand crafted, brass
  • Max Epstein, Old Age, 2020 43x10x11, Woodcarving, iron, acrylic, flaxseed oil
  • Rina Peled
    Rina Peled, Saloniere, 2020 60x43 cm, Digital print on photo paper
  • Lena Zidel, Tribute to “Lady in Yellow” by Max Kurzweil, 2019
Mazal carmon, Rapunzel (from: Grimm brother’s stories), 2019 118x125 cm, sewing and knitting on pergament colored papers
Rita Mendes-Flohr, Unheimlich, 2019 41.5x51.5cm, photograph, printed on art paper
  • Ruth Schrieber, Tribute to Klimt, 2020 25x69cm, Oil on canvas, golden leaves
  • Doron Adar
    Doron Adar, Coffee Shop, 2004 40x60cm, Digital print on photo paper
Dina Blich, Beyond the whipped cream, 2020 50x28cm, ceramic, glass, fabric.
  • Oded Zadel, All Is Gold, 2020 110x145 cm, Digital print and painting with gold colors and acrylic on canvas.
  • Sara-Nina Meridor, Making the Darkness Conscious, 2010 134x54 cm, oil on canvas
  • Ben Simon, Yellow Dress and Red Socks, 2019 94x48cm, Acrylic on a wooden board
  • Bitya Rozenek, from a series “To Know a Forest”, 2018 212x220cm, Mixed media on canvas
  • Gabi Yair, The Architect House, 1992 60x80, Architecture and photography, digital print on archival paper
  • Alejandra 0kret, A White Tablecloth Map, 2020 Instalation: White cotton paper, photos from family's album from the beginning of the 20th century, printed pigment on archive paper, acrylic, pencil, japanese brushes, porcelain tea set, table.

The Salon on Agripas Street

Group exhibition


Curated by: Rina Peled, Max Epstein

Participating artists: Doron Adar, Alejandra Okret, Anna Epstein, Max Epstein, Dina Blich, Lena Zaidel, Oded Zaidel, Gabi Yair, Mazal Carmon, Rita Mendes-Flohr, Sarah-Nina Meridor, Ben Simon, Rina Peled, Bitya Rosenak, Ruth Shreiber


The Salon on Agripas Street is an art exhibit by members of the Agripas 12 cooperative gallery, to celebrate the book Vienna-1900 published in 2019 and edited by Rina Peled and Sharon Gordon.

The book, Vienna-1900 is essentially a retrospective of the Viennese experience at the turn of the nineteenth century. Many of the essays included in this volume relate to the cultural, artistic, and social aspects of Vienna at the turn of the century: the architecture; the Viennese Workshop where the best artists of the period created, such as Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffman, and Otto Wagner; the music of Gustav Mahler; the Freudian psychoanalysis; the Viennese film heritage; the coffee shop; the Viennese cuisine; the salonnière; the “Sweet Girl”, and more.

Aside the academic events dedicated to the book, Agripas 12 is holding a special art exhibit, turning the gallery in salon of sorts, in which each one of the artists shows a contemporary work that engages in a dialogue with Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. The works cover a broad range of media: painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography and jewelry.

Turn of the century Vienna represented an open world, where you did not need a passport in order to move from one place to another, a world of literary coffee shops that gave rise to some of the most important movements and fashions of the period; a world of concert halls open to the wider public; of urban parks where one could wander around peacefully. A world that evokes a deep yearning in us.

And especially in these days, in which virtual networks have replaced the actual reality, it is difficult not to long for the days in which unmediated encounters between people were held. And the yearning is double: both for “The Age of Conversation” – one of the common epithets of Vienna 1900 – but also for the days before the closure due to the epidemic, which has brought about “The Age of Solitariness”, in which everyone is hidden in their own house, without physical contact with the real world.

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