Tag: Israel

Billionaire’s looted art still on display at Israel Museum

JERUSALEM -- One of the Israel Museum’s biggest patrons, American billionaire Michael Steinhardt, approached the flagship Israeli art institution in 2007 with an artifact he had recently bought: a 2,200-year-old Greek text carved into limestone.But shortly after it went on display, an expert noticed something odd — two chunks of text found a year earlier during a dig near Jerusalem fit the limestone slab ...

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Israel Museum Appoints Denis Weil as New Director – ARTnews.com

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem has appointed Denis Weil as its new director. Weil is currently dean at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He will assume the position as of March 1, 2022, succeeding Ido Bruno, an Israeli designer and professor. Denis Weil, newly appointed director of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Courtesy of The Israel Museum Prior ...

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Alex Israel Collaborates with Snapchat for Exhibition at Bass Museum – ARTnews.com

Though Snapchat is usually associated with teens using dog filters and disappearing chats, just before the pandemic, the social media company partnered with Alex Israel to create something a little less ephemeral. Now on view at The Bass museum in Miami through May 1, “Alex Israel x Snapchat” is the latest in the Los Angeles–based artist’s long running collaborations with luxury brands (Louis Vuitton, ...

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Zabludowiczes Respond to Controversy Over Israel Ties – ARTnews.com

For the first time, collectors Anita and Poju Zabludowicz have responded to art-world controversy over their reported ties to a pro-Israel lobbying group and military aircraft services company. In a statement posted on social media on Friday by the Zabludowicz Collection, a London museum opened by the couple in 2007, the pair said that escalating violence between Israel and the militant group Hamas “has ...

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Caught in a War Zone, Artists and Cultural Leaders in Gaza and Israel Say the International Art Community Must Stand With Palestine

On May 10, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) gave Gazan artist Mohamed Abusal five minutes to evacuate his home. “My neighbor called me to say they would attack in just a few minutes and that we had to leave,” he told Artnet News over Zoom. He went to a friend’s house, leaving all his belongings, including everything in his art studio. As Abusal spoke, the ...

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Houston artist Israel Rodriguez makes news with Google mural

Israel Rodriguez poses in front of his mural "Google: Derek Chauvin." Photo: Amil Velasquez / Amil VelasquezIsrael Rodriguez admits that he didn’t follow the trial of Derek Chauvin too closely. Not until Instagram posts flooded his feed (@ir_artwork) announcing that jurors found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of murdering George Floyd. That’s when Rodriguez, an abstract portrait artist, took notice. Color-blocked canvases are ...

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Archeologists Unearth 1,600-Year-Old Mosaic in Israel – ARTnews.com

A team of archaeologists have uncovered an unusually well-preserved 1,600-year-old mosaic in Yavne, a city in central Israel. Dating from the Byzantine period, the geometric mosaic floor design was discovered during excavations of a bustling industrial zone that likely operated during the 4th and 5th century C.E., according to a press release published Monday from the Israel Antiquities Authority. “The pavement may have been ...

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After Covid-Extended Seoul Stay, 106 Modernist Works Return to Israel – ARTnews.com

The coronavirus pandemic has forced museums to make tough decisions while remaining nimble, rethinking their plans again and again. There have been budget cuts and layoffs. Shows have been cut short (the painfully brief Gerhard Richter survey in New York!) and indefinitely delayed. And all sorts of health protocols have been adopted. Another scene from this hardscrabble environment played out last week, as scores ...

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