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The title of the exhibition refers to the artist’s ongoing search for a particular red plant, used  historically for dye. Rubia Tinctorum, also known as Madder, originated in the Levant and was used  by the British Empire as the main dye for the British redcoats. Leshem’s search for Rubia Tinctorum  uncovers the tensions inherent in the dye’s history as well as following the artist’s own personal  journey of migration.
By investigating the dissemination of dyes along Colonial and Imperial trade routes, Leshem states  her work ‘uncovers the Othering of certain groups through colour’. Leshem’s video-based work is  a guided search for red fabric in the paintings of the National Gallery. It directly relates to the large
scale textile pieces on display that are made from hand dyed cloth, following traditional dying  recipes. 
Both tactility and colour function as a signifiers of identity in the work. Leshem’s textile based works  relate to the body and the fabric used to wrap it. Colour is revealed to embody a set of incongruous  meanings and connotations. As the artist states, the installation at Huxley-Parlour ‘is a meditation on  the twofold significance of red – a marker of oriental otherness, mysterious, majestic and desired;  and simultaneously a signifier of power and imperial sovereignty.’

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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The title of the exhibition refers to the artist’s ongoing search for a particular red plant, used  historically for dye. Rubia Tinctorum, also known as Madder, originated in the Levant and was used  by the British Empire as the main dye for the British redcoats. Leshem’s search for Rubia Tinctorum  uncovers the tensions inherent in the dye’s history as well as following the artist’s own personal  journey of migration.
By investigating the dissemination of dyes along Colonial and Imperial trade routes, Leshem states  her work ‘uncovers the Othering of certain groups through colour’. Leshem’s video-based work is  a guided search for red fabric in the paintings of the National Gallery. It directly relates to the large
scale textile pieces on display that are made from hand dyed cloth, following traditional dying  recipes. 
Both tactility and colour function as a signifiers of identity in the work. Leshem’s textile based works  relate to the body and the fabric used to wrap it. Colour is revealed to embody a set of incongruous  meanings and connotations. As the artist states, the installation at Huxley-Parlour ‘is a meditation on  the twofold significance of red – a marker of oriental otherness, mysterious, majestic and desired;  and simultaneously a signifier of power and imperial sovereignty.’

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

Weizmann School Project – The Complete Jessy Cohen Museum
Gal Leshem
Opening Event - The Complete Jessy Cohen Museum 2017