Landmarks in Israeli Art - no. 2

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Exhibition from the Museum's collection

Curator: Hannah Herman

Opening: 20/09/2008  Closing: 18/04/2009

 Landmarks in Israeli art - no. 2

The exhibition "Landmarks in Israeli Art - no. 2" attempts to introduce a profile of Israeli painting over 60 years of the State's existence.

After the period of Cnaani Art, which has dismissed Jewish origins and aspired to establish Israeli culture based on the ancient traditions of the Land of Cnaan and the Near East, the "New Horizons" group (1948-1964) attempted a first break towards abstract. Since "New Horizons", the Israeli art has known diverse streams and groups such as: national symbolism, the "Ten Plus" group, the "Tazpit" (Look-out) group, the "Aklim" (Climate) group, the New Jerusalem School, the "Ha'asara" ("The Ten") group, the Whale group, the Midrasha School as well as international influences.

Contemporary Israeli painting and sculpting are pluralistic: various styles co-exist within a multi-discourse, and often blend together. Only now do we begin discovering that the last decades has brought us independent and original art.