“We are not deterred one iota by BDS efforts” – Q&A with Martin Rosenberg, co-curator of “Visions of Place”

The Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art is a currently running exhibition at the Rutgers-Camden in Camden, New Jersey, USA. An exhibition dedicated to Israeli artists and Israeli artists only. Brave intentions, firm commitments, and, what could … Continue reading “We are not deterred one iota by BDS efforts” – Q&A with Martin Rosenberg, co-curator of “Visions of Place”

Healing Arts Kits continues its success

Artists 4 Israel just secured funding to provide Healing Arts Kits for every child in three of the Kibbutzim on the border of Gaza. This is after we gave Kits out during the last war and testament to their great success then and the unfortunate continued need. We’re honored to work Dovie Maisel and Israel Rescue on this important project. Continue reading Healing Arts Kits continues its success

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?

HADASSAH MAGAZINE: Writing on the Wall

November, 2014 –  HADASSAH MAGAZINE “Though A4I works with artists in all media, it focuses on graffiti and street artists (usually non-Jewish males ages 18 to 35) whose “contemporary, urban and disruptive” works “produce beautiful, radical and effective advocacy initiatives,” according to the A4I website. “Graffiti art is the most democratic of art forms,” explains cofounder and executive director Craig Dershowitz, 37, former creative director of BOMBIN’, a graffiti magazine. “While most media [have] rules and judgments, and artists need materials and a gallery, graffiti art needs only a marker. A spray paint can is the highest form of supplies … Continue reading HADASSAH MAGAZINE: Writing on the Wall