Orange, for Malevich, 2007
Loctite, wood, rubber words in four languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish
24 x 24 x 2 in / 61 x 61 x 5 cm
Part of Yael Kanarek’s Textwork series, Orange, for Malevich is a dense mesh square that uses the words for the color orange in four languages as a compositional unit. The format of a black square refers to Malevich’s 1915 painting. Playing with cultural translations and representing the infinite moment before nightfall, Kanarek’s Orange takes the shape of a black square that is messy, multi-lingual, and rough along the edges–so as to dislocate which is read and seen.
orange (eng) – bourtoukali (arb) – katom (heb) – aranje (yid)