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Behind the scenes of Israeli art and artists: Five personal points of view on the relation between art and daily reality in Israel

Diving into the Israeli art world through individual practices rather than through a thematic lens allows a new perspective. It’s an opportunity to see how outstanding individuals grapple with and are effected by personal status, political climate, social issues, economy and more.

Each talk in the series will be dedicated to one artist and a specific medium. Divided into two sections, we’ll start with an engaging overview of the artists’ work and then move into a conversation with the artist.

In the last session we’ll look at the works of Shirel Horovitz, the host of this series to dive into the intersection between artist and educator and at the relations between American and Israeli cultures as they appear through her art.

This discussion series will take place Mondays at 11 am Eastern Time. The dates are July 6, 13, 20, 27, and August 3.


Session 1 – Video art and performance – personal, communal and political body
with artist Shachar Markus

Session 2 – Painting – religion, mysticism and gender
with artist Esther Schneider

Session 3 – Photography and performance – the beauty of everything
with artist Maya Sharabani

Session 4 – Sculpture – the building blocks of who we are
with artist Hila Toony Navok

Session 5 – Installation and social projects – Seeing between and through cultures
with artist Shirel Horovitz

Shirel Horovitz

Through sculpting, drawing and sound, Shirel Horovitz’s installations and performances explore the relations between cities and communities.
She earned her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, her MA from the Interdisciplinary Art Program at Tel Aviv University, and has been studying and practicing Zen-Buddhist inquiry meditation since 2006. Her works have been exhibited in museums and galleries across Israel and the US.
Alongside her art practice Shirel leads tours, lectures and is an art consultant with a variety of organizations among them – Azrieli LTD, Via Sabra, Da’at, The Cultivist, CWB, Context and more. Her website is shirelhorovitz.com

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Weekly Discussion with Israeli artist Shirel Horovitz: “Behind the scenes of Israeli art and artists”

Monday, Jul. 6, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Monday, repeating until Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020


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