Naomi Safran-Hon

"TIME TO RETURN" - Rue des Quatre Fils, Paris

March 09, 2024 to April 13, 2024

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Naomi Safran-Hon's second exhibition at RX&SLAG is an urgent necessity for the artist. Born in Oxford (England) in 1984, she grew up in Haifa (Israel) and now lives in New York. Her work, which bears the scars of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, attempts to heal a wound that was reopened by the events of October 7, 2023. This exhibition, featuring works created in both 2012 and 2022, illustrates Naomi Safran-Hon's lifelong call for peace, with a purpose that goes beyond political issues. Everything in her work symbolizes reconstruction, resilience, the interweaving of histories and memories, whether through materials, forms or colors. When art is both cathartic and conveys a humanist message. 

The subtitle of the exhibition could be "We all have the same sky", so much so that the artist's humanist message is bruised and revived by the dramatic events of October 7, 2023. Indeed, it is rooted in a tragedy whose outcome seems to have reached an impasse. "My work deals directly with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is why it seems appropriate that I should be making this exhibition at this particular time. Some might say it's too early, as the drums of war are still beating. But presenting them today allows us to approach them in a different light, perhaps creating more space for dialogue and understanding, and helping to promote feelings of empathy." What is striking about this exhibition is that Naomi Safran-Hon places works created in 2012 and 2022 side by side, and there, before our eyes, pass a city in ruins, landscapes on fire, explosions crowned by choking grey smoke, a city view with a minaret that looks ready to be swept away by a wave of concrete... So many works that echo current events, which seem to repeat themselves ad infinitum.


On View at RX&SLAG - Paris

16, rue des Quatre Fils 

75003 Paris – France

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