In 2017, Zehra Doğan was sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison for “terrorist propaganda and inciting hatred.” An artist and journalist, it was Doğan’s painting of the city of Nusaybin in ruins, adorned by Turkish flags, that led to her arrest. Charlotte Bleicher writes about the artist’s prison works, Hidden Drawings, which have been introduced to the public in the last Berlin Biennial.
Saadi Nikro writes about Michael Baers’s recent work capturing the invisible mechanism of an impending disaster - the FSO Safer oil ship, abandoned off the coast of Yemen.
Following a number of recent books by and on John Berger, coinciding with the renowned critic’s passing away in 2017, Norman Saadi Nikro dives into some of Berger’s writings and drawings. He explores the transformational impulses driving Berger’s relational, molecular, and constellation-like approach, and its relevance to today’s world in crisis.
David Duvshani talks with Raymond Pettibon about politics, nostalgia, baseball, and drawing, on the occasion of Pettibon’s exhibition “And What is Drawing For,” currently at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Her daughter had painted the view that was hanging outside the window
Of the house that was not her original one.
Gvul (Border) Gallery in Kibbutz Hanita, Hansen House in Jerusalem, Art Gallery at the Memorial Center Tivon, and Beit Hankin Museum in Kfar Yehushua: Revital Lessick in another round of drawing reactions.
A concrete beach at Gate 3 gallery in Haifa, Code vs. Code and Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Tel Aviv Museum, and Jonathan Hirschfeld at Givon Galley. Revital Lessick returns from another gallery tour with a new series of reaction drawings.
In the seventh segment of his travels, Mendelovitch climbs to the top of Mount Tabor. At midnight, he encounters a growling bird that opens for him a new chapter in his search for the Queen.
A carpet made of concrete, a ripped duvet, and toy soldiers scattered across a single bed. East of Elsewhere's “While You Were Sleeping” housed a collection of domestic furnishings distorted and deconstructed to reflect the consequences of conflict seeping into everyday life.