Times Of Israel: Protest Art or Propaganda?

October, 2015 – Times of Israel Blog I spoke with Craig Dershowitz, executive director of Artists4Israel, an artist rights and advocacy group that supports Israel and artistic freedom with a specific focus on contemporary, urban, and disruptive art, about how the recent events at Dismaland can help us understand the intersection between political and artistic expression in Western society today. Alzaqzouq’s action was clearly a protest, but since he was covering up his own art, was it also a form of artistic expression? “Artists4Israel has always resided at the intersection of art, protest, performance, and politics,” according to Dershowitz. “The … Continue reading Times Of Israel: Protest Art or Propaganda?

Thumbs up for all these artists!

– Yael Efrati, Noam Enbar, Guy Goldstein, Tzion Abraham Hazan, Luciana Kaplun, Miki Kratsman, Leigh Orpaz, Sala-Manca Group, Elham Rokni, Dana Yahalomi, and Maya Zack – “Artis (artiscontemporary.org), the independent non-profit that promotes and supports greater international understanding of, and exposure to, Israeli visual arts and Israeli artists has announced $200,000 in grants to artists, researchers and institutions in 12 countries. This represents the largest single year of grantmaking in Artis’ history and an expansion of its philanthropic efforts.” Read more on Artis Announces 2015 Grant Recipients Continue reading Thumbs up for all these artists!

Just An Artist – Exclusive Interview with Roy Zafrani BDS Victim Israeli Filmmaker

Roy Zafrani is a young, Tel Aviv-based filmmaker, and producer. No matter what theme he touches, his movies are winning the most prestigious awards and screened in front of crowds globally. His life is about creating documentaries that go beyond … Continue reading Just An Artist – Exclusive Interview with Roy Zafrani BDS Victim Israeli Filmmaker