Michael Rogatchi will participate in the Abstract Mind 2022 international art exhibition at the CICA Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, in South Korea.
CICA Museum is a well-known art institution which was established in the mid-1990s and started to operate from 2006 onward. The Museum started as the studio and gallery of the leading Korean contemporary sculptor Czong ho Kim who was studying, working and exhibiting also in New York, Los-Angeles and Geneva. From that starting point, the international dimension of the museum was started and developed. The Museum is well-known due to its numerous international projects with American, in particular, New York based museums and art institutions.
Abstract Mind 2022 is a customary CICA Museum international multidisciplinary exhibition in which the works in various genres of contemporary art render the main theme.
To participate in this exhibition, Michael undertook his artistic analysis and examination of his previous works, such as his well-known The Wheel of Fortune or Origination of Life works, as well as created new works for this exhibition specifically, such as Collage in Orange or new version of White on White, Memoir Sketch work. Five of Michael’s artworks will be present at the exhibition at the CICA Museum in South Korea.
Michael’s wife, artist Inna Rogatchi, also will be participating in the Abstract Mind 2022 exhibition with his works. It will be another international ‘joint show’ of the Rogatchi family, after their successful At the Same Time dual exhibition in Rome, Italy.
The exhibition will take place from February 23d till March 13th, 2022.
The publication of The Ancestors Families series in Michael Rogatchi Art continues
Essay by Inna Rogatchi about the depicting the Isaac Family by Michael Rogatchi in his contemporary Biblical series has been published internationally. This is continuation of The Ancestors Family in art series analysing Michael’s interpretation of the main Biblical families in detail. The essay in full can be read here.
The Abraham Family in Pictures, the first of the The Ancestor Families series of art essays, analyses Michael Rogatchi’s rendering of the Biblical Abraham, Sarah and Isaac
In her new The Ancestor Families series of art essays, Inna Rogatchi analyses the background and vision of Michael Rogatchi’s artistic interpretation of the main Biblical families in his contemporary Biblical art. The essay is dedicated to the memory of Michael and Inna Rogatchi’s fried, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who had passed away suddenly in November 2020. The essay has been also published in Tribune Juive in France. The essay in full can be read here.
Michael Rogatchi’s special artwork tribute to his friend, the great Rabbi and educator
Michael Rogatchi’s Moses Hour original artwork has been published in the tribute to the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks who had died tragically early losing his short battle with aggressive cancer in London. The artwork in question belong to Rabbi Sacks and his family. The full text of the tribute can be read here. The tribute published for the first time at The Times of Israel, has been widely re-printed by The Israel National News, The JerUSAlem Connection Report, Tribune Juive.
Michael Rogatchi’s well-known Paganini Dream artwork is a part of a special concert at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland
On November 3, 2020, violinist class of well-known soloist and teacher, prof. Päivyt Meller of Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland gave a special concert with all ten students performing all 24 Caprices by Niccolo Paganini. In this class, there are students from many countries, with several of them have been already winning several top international prizes and awards. Michael Rogatchi’s well-known Paganini Dream artwork has become a visit card of that special concert. It has been chosen as the concert’s poster, its invitation, and was present during the very special recital in Helsinki, to the joy of all present there, both the soloists, their teacher, and the audience.
Young but very promising violinist talent Adrian Ibanez-Resjan who owns Michael’s work ( he was presented it by the artist at the Rogatchi Foundation Humanist of the Year Award 2019 event in Turku, Finland in February 2020) recently won the right to play on the rare Stradivarius instrument from the collection of the Sibelius Academy. On the photo, Adrian is with his Stradivarius and Michael’s work:
Motif of joy and devotion in the essay on Michael Rogatchi’s contemporary spiritual art
In her new essay The Beauty of Emotion, Inna Rogatchi analyses the motif of devotion and joy in Michael Rogatchi contemporary spiritual art. The essay spanning from Michael’s drawings to his works in oil, and it focuses on his fine and innovative view in rendering most delicate and introvert of human emotions. The essay in full can bread here.
FINE ARTS ESSAY TELLING THE BACKGROUND AND ANALYSING THE APPROACH OF MICHAEL ROGATCHI’s JEWISH MELODY SERIES
New fine arts essay by Inna Rogatchi telling on the background and analysing the details and context of Michael Rogatchi’s Jewish Melody series has been published by The Times of Israel. The essay examines the well-known series of the artist in the context of the European commemorations of the Days of Jewish Culture, and addresses also the meaning, purpose and practices of this developing European cultural tradition. The essay can be read here.
Silver Cord , an artistic interpretation of Ecclesiastes finds a new great home
Michael Rogatchi’s artistic interpretation of the one of the most essential King Solomon’s Quests , his work Silver Cord ( Indian ink on white cotton paper, 1991) is acquired by very notable European private collection, by the great family with the one of the most illustrious and long noble history. The work is a rare addressing Ecclesiastes by Michael. There are only three of his works exists from that mini-series. The work is very expressive and with an exceptional clarity and modernity at the same time. As it was noted by the new owner of the work, ‘it does speak on the eternal issues in a strong modern voice’.
NEW ARTWORKS IN HOMAGE TO JEWISH MEMORY ON HOLOCAUST AND PROFOUND JEWISH WRITER
In his continuing work on the Holocaust memory theme, Michael Rogatchi has created two works in different techniques addressing the theme and paying homage to profound Jewish writer Grigory Kanovich. The two newly created works, Jewish Memory ( in Indian ink) and Jewish Dreams on the Past I ( drawing in oil pastel on Inna Rogatchi’s original print), are dedicated to Grigory Kanovich and his touching, deep and very special books, in particular, his Devilspel novel.
After being published in English, Devilspel is planned to be published in Lithuanian and Hebrew this and next year.
MICHAEL ROGATCHI’S ART TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT TEACHER
Michael Rogatchi’s special artwork Eretz Israel. Journey in Time ( 2016) was reproduced in a tribute to the outstanding Jewish educator Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The connection there is significant, as Michael regards Rabbi Steinsaltz as his teacher. The full text of the tribute essay can be read here.