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israeli artists


When Modern Dance Got Caught in Israel’s Culture Wars

By On March 22, 2017

Mr. Gaga, the intriguing new documentary about Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company and its artistic director, is about more than dance. Veteran filmmaker Tomer Heymann incorporates never-before-seen archival footage, beautifully shot performances, interviews and… Read More


This Bubbe’s White Wardrobe is NYC’s Hottest New Art

By On March 16, 2017

While she was alive, Sara Berman knitted, cooked, and babysat her grandchildren, Alex and Lulu. She had great style, and loved to help her grandkids arrange their closets. Her own NYC closet… Read More


The Israeli Artist Behind Those Inflatable Dancing Guys

By On January 31, 2017

You know those tube-shaped inflatable guys that dance around all wacky, with a convulsing body and waving arms? They’ve become omnipresent in the urban landscape, from used car lots to pawn shops.… Read More


The Online Holocaust ‘Selfie’ Art That Set the Internet Ablaze

By On January 26, 2017

You may have seen it: YOLOCAUST, a short-lived online gallery that transformed Holocaust-themed glamour selfies into historic scenes of horror, complete with corpses. Shahak Shapira, the Israeli artist behind the project, wanted to draw… Read More


Israeli Artist Evokes Yiddish Theater With Dead Sea Bridal Dress

By On August 28, 2016

It turns out an amazing thing happens to traditional black Hasidic dresses when submerged in the Dead Sea for three months: They turn white and start sparkling with encrusted salt crystals. Over… Read More


The Israelis Behind Coldplay’s Stunning New Video

By On May 20, 2016

The video for Coldplay’s “Up&Up” has already garnered 12 million YouTube views this week, and that number just keeps going up and up. And for good reason: it’s simply breathtaking. Vania… Read More


A Tel Aviv Artist Explores Her Tehran Roots

By On May 13, 2016

Tel Aviv-based visual artist Elham Rokni was born in Tehran and has lived in Israel since she was 9. Her work reflects on displacement and memory, and in media ranging from drawings… Read More

This Wild Performance Artist is Shattering Every Israeli Taboo

By On January 14, 2016

Israeli performance artist Natali Cohen Vaxberg is likely to be indicted for a video she uploaded to YouTube featuring her defecating on an Israeli flag, among others (warning: not for the faint… Read More

Pillar of Ash

A Sculptural Tribute to Israel’s Tragic Summer

By On September 29, 2015

With his arresting sculptural installation “Pillar of Ash,” NYC-based Israeli artist Romy Achituv responds to two harrowing attacks by Jewish extremists in Israel this summer: the arson of the Palestinian Dawabshe family… Read More


Why These Israeli Twins Are Drawing Htoo Warmongering Twins

By On August 12, 2015

The plot of The Divine—a new graphic novel from the comic virtuosos behind Waltz with Bashir—goes something like this: Mark, a war veteran, accepts a promising yet sketchy military contract for mining… Read More

The Gorgeous Newfangled Haggadah You Probably Want Right Now

The Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Haggadah You Probably Want Right Now

By On March 17, 2015

Asufa is an Israeli design collective. Each year, they collect a rowdy cadre of over 40 Israeli artists and they release a Passover haggadah. Each artist is given a different part of… Read More

Israeli Artist Gives Golda Meir the Full Hipster Treatment

Israeli Artist Gives JFK and Golda Meir the Full Hipster Treatment

By On March 13, 2015

SEE JFK, QUEEN ELIZABETH, AND THE REST OF THE “SHEPSTORY” GALLERY HERE»» Official portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill and other world leaders show them as noble, wise and better… Read More

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