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

Jerusalem Biennale – What is Up What is Down

Moran Kliger - Untitled  In the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale, the exhibition What is Up What is Down examines man’s fascination with the relationship (or division) between Heaven and Earth.  Curated by Gabi Yair and Bitya Rosenak, the artwork is a commentary on how man finds his place in this complex subject.  There is sharp division,

Jerusalem Biennale – Water, Heart, Face

The Jerusalem Biennale has presented a variety of Jewish voices in the arts since 2013.  This year, the theme of “Watershed” was explored in spiritual searching, masculine Jewish identity, the relationship between church and state, and heaven and earth, among many others.  The image of the watershed, geological bodies of water that converge and separate

Alfred Manessier: A Composer in Colors

L'emprissonement Alfred Manessier: Composer in Colors is a part of the current roster of travelling exhibitions from Bowden Collections.  The collection includes twenty of Manessier’s lithographs, all of which give the impression that he really was a composer.  The French artist’s work was labeled Lyrical Abstraction (Abstraction Lyrique) in the Post World War II art

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