Contemporary Israeli designer “Piece of History” have some cool collectible objects on sale now that are inventive twists on traditional concepts. Just in time for Hanukkah, the Special DIY Sevivon, which comes flat and is easily assembled into a real usable dreidel. The also have Kings porcelain figurines: The Kings of united monarchy of Israel […]
Date: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 Time: 5:30 PM – 7 PM Location: 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-270, New York, NY A native of Jerusalem, Yehuda Levy Aldema has been working as an artist in a variety of media since 1982. A graduate from Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts, his first commissions were public murals in […]
British-born, Israeli-based photographer Toby Cohen is fundraising for his new project MosesTen, which seeks to recreate major moments from the life of the biblical leader Moses and the Jewish people’s desert journey. He recently told The Jerusalem Post, “There are large numbers of people in Israel who study the words of the Torah all day […]
The second Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art (September 24 – November 5) will showcase the work of nearly 200 Israeli and international professional artists in 10 exhibitions hosted in seven city-center venues. Following the success of the inaugural Jerusalem Biennale in 2013, Biennale2015 will continue to explore the places where contemporary art meets the […]
CONSTRUCTING AND DECONSTRUCTING JEWISH ART is a three day conference covering many aspects of Jewish Visual Art from September 7th – 10th, 2015. Sessions include: “Expanding the Methodological Toolbox: Modern and Contemporary Contexts”, “The “Artless Jew” Discourse” and more. Get more information and view the full program at http://jart.biu.ac.il/en/JARTCONF#Program With fundamental shifts in culture, art […]
by Avishay Artsy, for the Jewish Journal Over the past week, two graffiti artists have been applying layers of bright orange and blue paint to an outdoor wall of the Silverlake Independent JCC. Hillel Smith, a native Angeleno, and Itamar Paloge, a Tel Aviv-based artist, met a year ago through their shared interest in street […]
It’s become a tradition: every year, a group of more than 40 Israeli artists comes together and creates a new haggadah. They follow only two rules: 1) Each artist creates only a single page 2) The artists must use the standard Haggadah text The result? A volume that entertains and surprises every time you turn […]
by Yehudis Barmatz Rami Ozeri has a background in economics and philosophy. We can use people like him in the arts. He is a dreamer, a planner and a networker. He has the advantage of providing a stage for a growing scene of Jewish artists who otherwise would remain in shelters and behind closed doors. […]
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It is always an interesting experiment to go to Art Basel in Miami with the intent of discovering contemporary Jewish art.