Jerusalem Biennale: Noa Arad Yairi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcRHmlc8UM8 Over on our artist talk page we feature interviews from our Art+Soul youtube channel.  Here is our latest from sculpture artist Noa Arad Yairi.  We met Noa in her studio while we were in Israel, where she spoke to use about three series' of her sculpture works that explore feminism, ritual, and what it

Reflections: The Armory 2018 Pt. 1

Pieter Vermeersch Pierter Vermeersch, represented by the Perrotin Gallery, uses concepts of light and dimension in his paintings.  Color gradiance ranged from subtle to bold expressions of light interacting with different textures and elements.  Semi-precious minerals were present within some of the pieces and served as a source of inspiration in Vermeersch’s color choices.  Striations

Matti Sirvio – “When Words Get Tired”

"The Storm is Passing Over" Matti Sirvio’s current exhibition When Words Get Tired is on view at the artist's gallery is Muscat, Oman.  With this collection of works, Sirvio expresses his observations of society and the larger, deeper messages that don’t sink in.  With the increasing pace of life and technology has come the gradual loss

ART+SOUL Video Interview: Eliad Landau

https://youtu.be/tEK1znown6Y “My artistic quest is my life quest.  It’s a spiritual quest.  It’s a search of connection, renewal, and community.” -Eliad Landau We met Eliad Landau at his home in the West Bank outside of Jerusalem.  He was one of the Contemporary artists being featured in the Jerusalem Biennale last fall.  The small community of Gevaot

Silent Soul – Oriano Galloni

Serene oval faces with soft smiles resemble the faces of the saints in ancient iconography.  Yet these sculptures have a strange quality, setting them apart from anything recognizable.  Oriano Galloni found the inspiration for his Silent Souls series in nature.  The artist was walking in an ancient forest when he felt overcome by other-worldly presences. 

Bat Kol at Noga Gallery

  Matan Ben Tolila is an artist who lives and works in Jerusalem.  In the past, the Israeli artist explored themes related to conflict and escapism.  For his current exhibition Bat Kol, Ben Tolila changed his creative process entirely.  The precision of his brush strokes is reflective of his former approach.  For Bat Kol, he let

Miami Art Week 2017 Re-cap

Meet the Luz Bullet.  The 1979 Airstream trailer is IFAF’s newest exhibition space.  For its debut, we took it all the way to Miami Art Week to show an experiential exhibition using color and sound to engage people in a dialogue about sacred space.  Visitors were deeply affected by their experiences inside Luz.  Common words

Interview: Rami Ozeri, Founder of The Jerusalem Biennale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ZMzNhx5zI&feature=youtu.be Our journey to the Jerusalem Biennale began one year ago.  Carmelita Greco, IFAF Director, met Rami Ozeri while attending Miami Art Week in Florida last December.  The two connected over Rami's exhibition of Jewish art and spoke at length about the Jerusalem Biennale that he founded in 2013. Attending the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale was

Ofer Grunwald – Vessels

As the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale comes to a close, we (IFAF) reflect on the diverse artwork that we saw in Jerusalem.  One collection of works that we continue to talk about is Vessels.  The series of contemporary sculpture works by artist Ofer Grunwald examined the relationship between spirituality and control when religious objects are placed in

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