Rachel Hirsch Photography
Osnat Rabinovitch, an Israeli artist (b. 1946, Kibbutz Alonim) creates site-specific installations.

Using light materials, such as plywood and plastic sheets, she builds fragile structures, exposing their vulnerability. 'For me the art object is a terminal one', says Osnat Rabinovitch, who in fact destroys her installations when exhibiting-time is terminated.

Rachel Hirsch: Osnat Rabinovitch's installations fascinate me. I can't wait to photograph whenever there is a new one and forget myself once I start 'shooting'. The shapes and angles that I see through my lens are endless. Wherever I look I see something new. It's all there and yet I feel that I create my own images, such that were not there before, an illusion of course.
And I can't stop: what you see here is just a 'small' selection.

Osnat Rabinovitch: Rachel Hirsch has been photographing my works persistently.
I look at the photographs and cannot recognize myself. She chooses details that I have never seen, creating compositions and perspectives that give me a different ostensibly objective observation.

When the installation ceases to exist, the photographs do.

Osnat Rabinovitch, my dear beloved friend and great artist, passed away all too soon on September 5, 2015.

The 3 albums with my photographs of her work/exhibitions, are dedicated to her memory with love.
Back to Artistic Installations

'Mouthful', Wall Installation, Haifa Museum of Art, 2003
The artist Osnat Rabinovitch chose the wall of the Haifa Museum cafeteria for her work 'Mouthful'- a 5x5 m. inscription made of plywood, paint and cloth.

This 'word sculp ...

An Incident in the Forest
“An incident in the forest”, site-specific installation, Bat-Yam Museum of Art, 2005

The Installation follows the unique structure of the museum: seven identical spaces (“rooms”) create a circle in the center of the building.

Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek, Site specific installation, Artirts' House, Tel Aviv, 2007

Q: What did you use to construct this installation?
A: Lots of boxes that I collected in the neighborhood of my studio: cookie boxes, milk containers and ...