Jerusalem Biennale Interview: Matan Ben-Tolila

https://youtu.be/N2oei30Bkew We met with Matan Ben-Tolila in his studio inside of Jerusalem's The New Gallery.  There, he finds an escape within his paintings.  The images are vivid with powerful colors and high contrasts of dark and light tones.  The visually pleasing, but unreal quality is meant to represent the height of an illusion, the

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

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

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

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

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,