Top Israeli art exhibitions this spring
What do famed Tel Aviv street artist Dede, an Israeli photojournalist, and Ai Wei Wei have in common? They are all participants in "Dangerous Art," the newest exhibition cluster at the Haifa Museum of Art. We sat down with curator Svetlana Reingold to scratch beneath the surface and grapple with the lines that separate private from public, social from political, limited from limitless, to work out what makes this art "dangerous."
Leading Israeli cartoonists will take us on a nostalgic journey from the joyous establishment many moons ago to today’s annual celebratory barbecue culture.
The exhibit invites visitors into a lucid dream through an extraordinary and first-of-its-kind dialogue in Israel between the world of cinema, art, social work and the fashion world – through the lens of this Israeli heroine of local and international culture, a muse in her own right, and a fashion icon.
The most recognizable geometric motif in Islamic art, collectively known as the "arabesque," stands at the center of a brand new exhibition in Jerusalem this winter. Fittingly located inside the Museum of Islamic Art, which contains one of the largest and rarest collections in the world of Islam-related art, Contemporary Arabesque features both Israeli and Palestinian local artists as they present their contemporary interpretations of the iconic pattern.