Lonnie Monka

Lonnie Monka is a poet, writer, and aspiring academic. His poems and other writings can be found in numerous publications. He recently finished an MA in Art Theory & Policy through Bezalel Academy, and plans on starting a PhD in Performance Studies this coming fall at Hebrew University. He is also the founder of Jerusalism, an initiative to develop & promote Israeli literature in English.

Photograph taken by Reuven Hanan Stone

Artists as a Public: A Conversation with Abraham Kritzman

Under the extreme political controversy surrounding the Barbur Gallery in Jerusalem, and in the shadow of the political decision to evict the gallery from its current space, Lonnie Monka talks with Abraham Kritzman, an artist and the gallery’s curator, about being an artist-led institution, curating and writing about art, and the concern that the political struggle will overshadow the attempt to make art.