"There are no sweet wars" from the online Art Magazine 44DEGREES 2019

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44 DEGREES is an online magazine dedicated to the promotion of contemporary and professional Israeli artists. The magazine showcases various artists such as digital media artists, painters, sculptors, and curators, with each issue focusing on a different theme. Artists showcased in the magazine may be contacted via the URL posted. The magazine may be viewed in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem information archive room and in Tel Aviv Museum Library. 44 DEGREES online art Magazine was founded in 2013 by the artist Tammy Mike Laufer. She created the concept and she's also the Designer | Editor |Art director |Curator |Producer | Website Director.

Tammy Mike Laufer lives and works in Israel. She is an international contemporary artist and art director. She is graduate from the extension of the "Technion" Israel Institute for Technology in the department of Graphic Design, and continuing education program for designers at Sivan College Tel Aviv. She has been engaged with Digital Media for over two decades. Tammy Mike Laufer's digital media art were exhibited in Museums, and Art projects in places such as Italy (53 Venice Biennale) Greece, Japan, the US, Portugal, Lithuania, Warsaw, Israel and more. www.tammymikelaufer.com

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In this issue we are proud to introduce six of our winning artists who received the prize "artist of the month", granted to members of The Association of Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel. In the next issues we will introduce additional artists, aiming to unfold the rich variety of artists, techniques and themes that women artists in Israel are engaged in. This issue of 44 Degrees is in collaboration with The Association of Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel. The main goals of the association, established in 2015, are to encourage the research of women artists in Israel. We also aim to serve as facilitators to contemporary women artists who are in need – by organizing events, shows, prizes and residencies, alongside helping them with networking, and by supporting scholarship about artistic activity. The association welcomes researches, artists, curators and art lovers of all genders and ages, from any religion, ethnicity, or nationality. Our hope is to have many members join us (please visit our website: https://www.womenartandgender.com/) I would like to deeply thank the editor, Tammy Mike Laufer, founder of 44 Degrees, for the opportunity to collaborate with the Association of Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel, and we look forward to a fruitful dialogue about women, art and gender-relations in the Israeli arts. Tal Dekel, Chair of Association of Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel Head of Visual Culture Studies & Curatorial Studies, Kibbutzim College www.taldekel.net


ORNA OREN-IZRAELI Oren-izraeli holds a M.Ed form Oranim College (2019). She is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. She has developed a unique language through which she combines issues of memory, culture and gender in relation to autobiography. She is especially interested in the concept of home, both as a private and as a collective notion. ornaorenizraeli@gmail.com

"Living room talks with stone", 2016, oil on canvas, 40x40 cm

HAGIT SHAHAL Shahal is a graduate of the Arts Academy in Hague, Holland. She is a multidisciplinary artist, working with drawing, painting and prints. She teaches drawing and painting in her studio. Her work deals with personal biography through identity and class in the society. She works with long-term projects, in which she develops recurring motives such as clothing items, self-portraits and figures in violent circumstances. hagit.shahal@gmail.com

"Being Frida's Daughter", 2014, dry etching, 20x40 cm

DALIA SEGEV Segev is a painter who graduated the Bezalel Academy of Art (B.FA, 1988). Her art deals with gender issues, and especially women and nature relationships and eco-feminism. Alongside creating art and teaching art in her studio, she is also a social activist, working with the shelter for women suffering from domestic violence. She was the manager of the Antea Gallery for Women's Art in Jerusalem. furmansegev@gmail.com "Goddess", 2014, mixed technique, 50x70 cm

GONI HARLAP Harlap is an installation artist and sculpture, graduated from Haifa University (M.FA). Her work deals with gender and contemporary issues of women's art. Much of her works revolves around mythic legends, for example the series "Medusa" evolves in new materials through the artist's own face. Other works combine womb and phallus motifs and change in transformative and fluid manners. harlapg@gmail.com "Ficus Rubber #9", 2017. Ficus tree and rubber.

RONI BEN ARI Ben Ari is an artist, curator and a social reality photographer. She exhibited in Israel and abroad and her works are also purchased by private collectors. She graduated from the Midrasha Arts Academy, after working in the media as a researcher, director and producer (radio and television). She is the co-founder of the "Teva" school for disabled people. roni@benari.co.il "Stone Wheat Stone", 2014, photograph, 50x70 cm

AMIRA ZIAN Zian is a photographer, who earned her B.A. and M.A degree from the Haifa University. She lives and works in Yarka, a Druz village in the Gallil. Her works revolves around cultural identity, and especially women's lives in the Druze society. She has received the Spillman Prize in 2009 and the High Achievements Award from the Haifa University in 2010. Her first solo show was curated by Prof Sharon Poliakin, and since then she has had more solo and groups shows around the country. amiraziyan@gmail.com

"Untitled #7", 2016, 66x100 cm

ANAT BEN EZRA I was attracted to art as a child, a desire for creation coming from the heart, a sense of satisfaction. Sculpture. This is my life in the past decade. Various techniques and various materials, concrete castings, polyester. Now I focus on casting in bronze - bronze gives the sculpture eternal life. My works are in a modern classic style and a realistic approach; through sculpture I express my inner and emotional world. My sculptures tell a story about the world and the power of a woman ... her movements ... her expressions and feelings. The fusion with nature. My uniqueness is something that I draw from a profound depth. I always sculpt the same woman's face. Various plots about one woman. In every sculpture I leave something of my life, moments of magic, coping, warmth. Dance, passion, relationships, family and power. It all begins with sketching, where my hands flow freely and lightly. Then comes the demands of the soul. And another sculpture is born. Anat.benezra1@gmail.com www.ben-ezra.co.il

Sore Made of bronze dimensions: height 35cm, width 27cm and depth 20cm

The shout Made of polyester dimensions: height 45cm, width 31cm and depth 36cm

TAMAR ISTRIN I was born and raised in Tel Aviv Israel. The inspiration for my sculptures comes from my surroundings, family stories, the environment in my community. I sculpt in clay and then cast the statue in bronze. My sculptures have been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, while some have also been purchased by art lovers. World War II is one of the most difficult times for human history. This period left a strong impression on me. During this period human dignity was trampled to the ground. People were seized with fear and despair. Some of them managed to find hope for the day after the war, managed to keep the spark of hope. A new life emerged from the survivors. istrint@gmail.com www.istrin.co.il

Fear and hope-Bronze-h68x25x25cm

SHULA ROSS Im an Israeli artist. In my figurative sculptures and oil paintings, I deal with two major motives, the one being the issue of womanhood and the other, the views of Israel. I studied history of art at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and in the studio of known artists. My works are exhibited in Israel and abroad (New york Miami Shanghai Rome Viena Munchen Paris Zurich Belgrade )and have been published in: Israeli artists-gazette des arte, Gallery "collection" catalog, Hapoalim bank "imagination", "Israeli artists-personal touch“, "Cyclamens & swords" poetry and art magazine, CASTEL MUSEUM _"ASH"EXHIBITION, ART WORKS EXHIBITION-MUNCHEN. I am a member of impact -Israel artist association.


Bronze sculpture "Refugees“30x31x13cm

HEDVA and RONI REUVEN We are a couple of artists creating together through a unique collaboration. Hedva in ceramics and I, Roni, in painting, are creating a continuous dialogue. In our creative process, Hedva designs in ceramics a body of reference representing organic human body parts or scenery segments that are generated and come back to the earth. I paint concealed and unexplained trajectory channels bonding the inner and outer worlds. In our collaborative work we create a tapestry of images in a world of hate and alienation, in a space of uncertainty looking for a safe space against evil scheming. The inspiration for the term “Metro” we borrowed from the terrorist tunnels that were discovered during “Tzuk Eitan” operation in the south. These tunnels were and still are a symbol of dangerous excavations, that hold within them fatal danger. roni147@barak.net.il

From the "metro" series, mixed media on wood and stainless steel, 40ø

From the "metro" series, mixed media on wood and elastic tire, 17x25 cm

GILA MILLER LAPIDOT Sculpture and installation artist. Member of the "International Academy of Ceramics" organization and the "Israeli Ceramic Artists Association". Participates in biennales, exhibitions, residencies and symposiums in Israel and around the world. The works presented here where made as a reaction to the ongoing war with Gaza. Bombed buildings booth in Gaza and Israel are painful common pictures in the media. However, it is not just about this destruction. Our neighbors and we are permanently in post trauma as our basic human feelings are "bombed" and destroyed too. Will it ever be heeled?

gilamiller@gmail.com www.gilamiller.com/home1

1-2 "Distraction 1" Hand built coils, stoneware 31X27X23 Photography - Ran Erda

3-4 "Distraction 2" Hand built - coils, stoneware 29X27X29 Photography - Ran Erda

JACOB BERENSTEIN As a sculptor I use different materials and a wide range of processes: Aluminum, bronze and others. I also make use of ready-made and found Objects Others, as well as iron, of course Found objects have great beauty and can be incorporated in almost any work of art in their entirety or processed to suit the needs of the work itself. They are easily available and usually only require the artistic imagination and artistic skill. The works on display here partially incorporate the above. Artists were already daring to take this path back in 1900, making it possibly For us to continue with new materials and new techniques that were not available to them. I find that this form of expression, unlike classic sculpture, allows things to be presented in a contemporary and different way – this is why I wander between methods and materials ,between casting, assemblage and position.


Roman warrior H60cm

LEA WEINBERG Israeli-NY Sculptor and Installation Artist. Has shown extensively in Israel, Europe and the US in galleries &Museums receiving awards. Being a daughter of 2Holocaust Survivors influence her Art. My mother’s vivid stories brought to life the memory of her lost family. I brought her stories to life through sculpture, assemblage and my Contemporary Memories Installation Art. Expressing her journey with intuitive emotional interpretations and symbols, using humble materials and reused objects to emphasize the beauty of imperfection with the idea that everything can contribute to life. I tear wire mesh in shapes of letters, words and open wounds for families that were torn apart and as a symbol to ‘Kriah’ -as in the series: Scar of David -a Painful Wound in Human History. Broken - is about lost life of children as well as mass murder along with photos of my mother’s parents & siblings who didn’t survive. In Memory Mobile 4 rings with photos of my mother’s brothers &sisters, the empty rings for those who didn’t even have a photo to be remembered by…The assemblage; Shabbat Candles Convert to a Memory Candle is relevant also nowadays while Wars of Genocide and Anti-Semite still exist. www.leaw-sculptor.com leaweinberg@gmail.com

International Star JUIF 30x26x6inch

Shabbat Candles Convert to a Memory Candle 57x24x20Inch

Broken 4x23x18inch broken dolls mixed media

WENDY MOR Passover Massacre 2002 Envelope by the winds of war, I can only pray. Torn apart by every day reality, I turn to the clay. Reaching beyond the fear and brutality. Loss of humanity, Insanity Turning it all inside out. Turning it all inside out I give up the darkness, Then comes the light. There is no wrong, There is no right. There is so much more. wumor@hotmail.com www.wendymor.com

Torn Apart, Handbuilt earthenware with oxides and pigment, 48x18x7cm

TAMMY MIKE LAUFER I am an international contemporary digital artist and art director, engaged in digital media and exhibits projects of video art and digital paintings in galleries and museums around the world. My works are similar to mental puzzles, where you can travel from one point to another by analyzing a picture’s symbolic objects. There is always something for the observer to discover. I never force my vision or push my philosophical opinion on the viewers each and every one, can give theirs philosophy to my creation. My art is surreal reality, all in my head. The viewer take a journey to places just as real as those you might find in this reality. When I start working on a new scene, it's like enter to a fantasy dream. like starting your new only virtual world. “Everything is possible” and in the majority of my works I am trying to combine visual realities, with subconscious emotions and philosophical thoughts. Tammy.tml@gmail.com "The images look very colorful www.TammyMikeLaufer.com

and happy, and they may be reminiscent of Pop Art culture, but the demons who did not leave me with the fears are in my works, all I wanted was to hug the soft rabbits ..."

There are no sweet wars. Digital media 2018

There are no sweet wars 2 Digital media 2018

There are no sweet wars 3. Digital media 2018 Balloons from Gaza are not funny

There are no sweet wars.4 Digital media 2018 Just peace and love

There are no sweet wars.5 Digital media 2018 A flood of candy

SMADAR LOMNITZ The human being, its body and soul, its relationship with itself and others, are in the heart of my work. I deal with various medias and techniques: digital, material and mixed, and I always explore new ways of self-expression. It is important for me to interfere in my photos, adding layers to the reality representation. My painful past is present in my work, which I strictly keep aesthetic and neat. I transform pain into beauty and humor.


ELAD DAVID My work comes mainly from a personal point of view, related to events in my life, as well as memories and stages of my past. The "Snapshot" series offers a glimpse to moments of my life. As opposed to my other works, this series has only been shot with my cell phone camera, which allows me to stroll around freely with no limitations and boundaries to the camera or myself. aIn the process, the images express a delicate soul-searching, portraying the story of my internal struggles - where I need to decide who I am as a person and as an artist. Facebook eladdavidgallery@gmail.com

Snapshot 2013-2019 Digital Photography 1

DORIT JORDAN DOTAN In my work I combine photography with innovative digital art. My images often express my social/political views.Öż Through my creations, I attempt to call attention to social and cultural issues. The images was part of Far From the Front Line, exhibition about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict I curated in Chicago, 2017. As a long-time participant in many social change activities, my role as a documentary photographer has brought my photographs and designs to the wider Israeli and global public. www.doritjordan.com dorit.jordan@gmail.com

All the Young Ones Gone / New Media / 36X24

UDI SALMANOVICH Fake Views 2019 In the era of fake news, war take place all over the media, reality has become a commodity to be bought, used, abused, manipulated and distorted by powerful politicians, corporations and money moguls to gain more power and money. By manipulating digital images, my art is intended to force the observer to confront their innate beliefs in observed reality, making judgment about what is real and what is fake, what is the truth. I was born in Tel Aviv 62 years ago. I became a fashion photographer at young age. Since turning 40, I devoted all my life for Art. My art engages with the deep impact of technology has on society and culture. Since then I exhibited in galleries and museums. udisalmanovich@gmail.com

A Submarine in the Dead Sea - Digital Photography

TOVA ELDAD In my work there is a constant and dynamic dialogue between the wild and the human natures, between the inner and the outer natures, represented by images from the natural world: Flowers, trees, birds, fish, hyenas and more. The works search for a type of delicate and vulnerable balance between the different shapes and images, and space: the white of the canvas or paper. This is sometimes harmonious, other times it is menacing, fragile, or assaulting. The pieces are looking for the balance point of order and chaos. Human nature is also represented by wildlife, expressing the world of inner experiences, relating to time and place. The works often relate as well to death and decay, as they exist in a woven interrelationship with life. A Multi-Disciplinary artist, working for the last 30 years in plastic art, painting and photography, image processing and dance. tovaeldad@gmail.com www.tovaeldad.com

Mixed media 2018 3 From the new land series

SYLVIA AD-EL I have a passion for new discoveries of recent creation forms reflect the current reality. In my work I combine techniques from fine art linking the visual arts figurative painting and contemporary techniques (working on the computer, and integrating photographic work) and connected issues from current time. adel_sylvia@yahoo.com

Protest Digital painting

YUVAL GLUSKA As an architect, I search for the fine line between art and architecture while exploring the invisible edge of the city. The work consist of concrete handmade "decorative" objects, that are photographed and integrated into images of the city. The imaginary urban and natural landscapes challenge reality and order of things by constructing a visual urban fiction. All work in mixed digital media, concrete craft and photography. ygluska@gmail.com


JERUSALEM 50/70 cm

ELI BASRI I am, 63 years old, lives in Shoham, a small town in Israel. I started my interest in photography 35 years ago. I am a self-taught. As an amateur photographer, my main interests comprehend many areas especially landscape, nature, abstract, street photography and urban. I always looking for the rare light and weather conditions that enable me to emphasize the subjects in a special way. It is very important to me to reflects the reality as is without any manipulation on my work. I took part in many exhibitions, competitions, and my works have been published in magazines. WEB SITE elibasri@gmail.com

Fire front


Against the fire

JOSEF RAZ A digital artist photographer. Visual graphic design and history of art graduate. On the way from the analog world to the digital world , I went from using direct contact of the materials such as : celluloid , steel , wood , glass and canvas to the digital world where I collect all the materials for my work using the camera and the scanner. The computer's mouse is my main tool to draw and scalp my work of art . My work expresses " searching after the beauty in the ugliness and the ugliness in the beauty " and creates an illusion of the fantasy world . jozsefraz@gmail.com

HANA JAEGER My painterly world calls for pondering the voyeuristic experience of painting. I'm occupied with the marginal and trivial aspects of life such as may not be worthy of a second glance but are important enough for me to magnify and bring to the forefront of the painting. In my work I offer the viewer a look at the human landscape of the capitalist system, not as an outside observer making a one-dimensional criticism but rather as a peeping intimate participant All the figures I contemplate are enveloped in a prosaically low aura of antiheroism; they are connected to a concrete space, are constrained within a personal limbo and lack facial details, but nevertheless exhibit a defining body language. I believe that such is the power of painting – to look into the heart of being in order to echo its perversions.


untitled 2009 mixed technique on carton box 33X33

ELISHEVA NESIS War... Life... It hurts, but we need to talk about that. I make art for brainy people. My main interest is looking for signs of mysteries in our life and studying evidences of their penetrations into the real world. Almost all my paintings and books are around this theme. As well I've been trying to detect mysterious penetrations in some border individuals. So it was just natural to me to live in Jerusalem. eli7va@gmail.com WEB SITE

JACOB WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL, series "MODERN BIBLE" canvas/acrylic, 90 x 70 cm

LOT and HIS DAUGHTERS, series "MODERN BIBLE" canvas/acrylic, 90cm x 70cm

The Ten Plagues of Egypt. DARKNESS, series "MODERN BIBLE" canvas/acrylic, 90cm x 80cm

MARLEN ISMALON All people yearn for freedom however, many are not free. What we choose to ignore affects and shapes our world. Nature is a silent teacher. It echoes the choices of humanity. We may feel helpless and forced to bend our heads and resign to a fate that is determined by others. We may decide to become worriers of justice even if we manage to save only one soul from the darkness of indifference and hatred. marlenismalon@gmail.com

Upside Down, 70cm/138cm, Acrylic on canvas

DARIA KONSHTIK I express myself through painting, drawing, performance, installation and photography – examining topics such as identity, gender, feminism, analytical psychology, childhood and racism. The imagery that I endeavor to strictly and accurately express and explore is always fully formed in my mind’s eye from the outset. The imagery’s breakdown to its constituent parts exposes to me its formation, and its reconstruction enables me to emphasize its playfulness. As someone born in Ukraine (USSR) and raised in Israel, I deal with questions regarding the influence and convergence of Russian and Ukrainian cultures in the realm of Israeli discourse. I examine my identity as a Russian woman in Israel by way of a traditional Russian doll Matryoshka, serving as my alter ego. In my works, I am given to make use of a rich palette of colors; which allows me to disseminate the grains of naïveté and infantility of my internal world into the realm of imagery. Traditional symbols, folklore, and cultural customs in my works are portrayed by psychological content rowing through the tunnel of the conscious and unconscious between the personal and the collective. dariakonshtik@gmail.com www.dariakonshtik.com

The Great War, Acrylic on Canvas, 90x70 cm

MICHAL SHELLY When I paint, I try not to plan ahead . . . the feeling is that the paint in my paint board ‘chooses’ me . . . my free hand motions . . . the brain focused on the sensations that the topic/theme awakens . . . sometimes the ‘topic’ remains unknown to me, the paint spots, their texture, the color, the composition or the image that emerges, clarify to me what wants to be expressed . . . this is a conscious process that is in dialogue with unconsciousness. Michalshelly1@walla.com

Purpel rain 1

Purpel rain 2

Purpel rain 3

DVORA MORAG These paintings are gathered from diverse sources, including photographs of destruction on the Palestinian and on the Israeli sides published in the press during operation Protective Edge. It shows the consequence of the war: landscape of ruins The Israeli landscape in this cluster of paintings unfolds like a space into which personal and collective memories are cast offhand, and where the residues of struggles, cultures, histories, and fragmented dreams, cumulate. dvoramorag@gmail.com www.dvoramorag.com

Flood, oil on canvas, 200x150 c"m

Piles, oil on canvas, 180x150 c"m

MICKY HAREL Sweet hours' cruel wars in Gaza Demolition and horror in Syria Being an artist in a land (and region) of everlasting wars I dill with my feelings and opinions expressing them by painting and writing poems. In "sweet hours" I express Ironically and critically the absurdity of wars. About the inferno that disappear as if it were not the day they ended. The absurdity of the repressing until the next round. Especially the acceptance of the situation as a decree of fate. I could not stand still by the outraging cruelty of the genocide in Syria. As an artist I needed to express empathy and compassion for the people. with thick pallet knife strokes and no colors.


Ink and white acrylic on A4 brown paper pastels on paper' 33X27 cm

ROSE BAR-NUR As an infant, I was spellbound by the unique sound of a pencil on paper. When I was four years old, inspired by the pictures of fairy tales on the preschool walls, I decided that when I grew up, I would draw all the fairy tales. So began my love story with the world of painting, with countless pencil sketches. I grew older, the topics changed, but my passion for drawing never diminished. At the age of fourteen I picked up a brush and have never laid it down. Today I work in oils, in a realistic style. My topics are taken from life with hints of symbolism. In my paintings I observe the complexity of gender, old age, poverty, existence and death. The dynamics between Jews and Arabs can also be found among my subjects. My paintings freeze real-life situations that conceal doubts. For the last two years I have been painting fulltime. I dove into the world of art in order to create and expand my expressive range. rosebarnur@gmail.com

"As everything is fine", oil on canvas, 100 X 80 cm.

YOSI LUBALSKY I am Israeli landscape painter graduated from the School of Architecture at Tel Aviv University with a B.arch degree. Exhibits from the year 2015 at exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including the Hudson Gallery in New York, the Palme Mall in London, the Okashi Art Museum in Acre, the Israeli Art Market magazine, and other exhibitions in Israel. My paintings deal with the landscape of the Land of Israel in the Jezreel Valley and the North. My art is defined as "patriotic art" And in my paintings I am dealing with the subject of Israeli society and the march towards global progress A farmer with the values of Zionist settlement.Dealing with a reality of change and paradox that shakes and undermines the familiar pattern and square, the work of the land against the entrepreneurial world and the momentum of construction that threaten the reserves of agricultural land. In my works I use precise images of field landscapes and create the "spirit of Israel of the past". My color and technique assumptions create a nostalgic "story" that connects to each of us. WEB SITE yosilubalsky@gmail.com

Where did we go oil on canvas 110X80 cm

Plowing season oil on canvas 220X130cm

YEHUDIT ENGLARD There are no sweet wars –How much so true! When I try to summarize my life from the heights of my age, I can say that my life were a constant and daily struggle: -As a child of immigrants family with a distinctly patriarchal orientation (the culture from which my parents came), in which a woman - and- surely a girl- child has no "say": "you'll be a good woman, work in a bank, bring children ... " So my war is tied up to get out of this world of expectations. And when my rebellion came, it was tremendous- uncompromising. Father's authority was absolute and I was the first to follow the more obedient sisters and there is no chance that I will continue in this tradition. I would have to pave my own way for myself. -As a woman and a mother to raise a family in a normal and optimistic atmosphere despite the terrible rupture of the burial of my eldest son as a four-years-old child -As an autodidactic-dyslexic artist, to build a unique artistic language of my own, to find my place in the artist community, and receiving recognition for the quality of my work. www.yehuditenglard.com yenglard@outlook.com

Memory and resistance,2016,Oil on canvas,70x80cm

Pain, 2008,Oil on Canvas,120x120cm

Memorial Board,2016,Oil on canvas 90x110 cm

RINAT IZHAK An architect and multi-disciplinary artist Creates art in public spaces, often manifested in the formation of large, interactive installations incorporating painting, video, and collaboration with dance and theater artists. My work deals with the connection between people and place, nature and environment, nostalgia and memory. Art is additional language connecting people in general, and the community with the place where they live Public participation in projects, is an integral component of my work and actually makes it part of the work. A few months ago I returned to Israel, after about 20 years in Barcelona and Seville, Spain. Continues to move on the Tel AvivSpain line, for projects and creation. www.rinatizhak.com rinat.izhak@yahoo.com

War series 50X60cm

What we hear of war is always in the form of figures. Over and over, 3460 dead, 4223 missing‌ The press reports the ever-rising numbers as if it were awarding prizes in a lottery. www.rinatizhak.com/projects

installation The tunnel10mx4m-sensors and sounds

MARGALIT PRIMO My work focuses on re-birth and new creation; which is a focal point in my life, With the excitement of creating personal combinations, unexpected sights, the impossible, composed on a clean, smooth platform. I immerse again, in sensuality, in spots and in stripes, This creates a work that moves, visually artistically and emotionally. My work has a personal, complex, direct and intuitive sequence of techniques, photographic pieces (collage), pencil drawing, oil pastell, soft pastels, acrylic and other materials. Like "delving" into the light of my soul where bits of life, images and understandings are mixed. The small sites, the sensual shapes, sometimes also in sexual forms ... The drawing, the lines and the flow between them, as they merge together, create "my own artistic language". I aspire to move the viewer and enlighten while viewing my works. I seek to excite the viewer and cause a sense of elation as much as I do. margprim@gmail.com FACEBOOK

Not restinning3.19 mix media 50.70

TAMI ALKON LORBERBOIM Born in Rehovot, 1967. An experienced artist with current and past exhibitions both domestic and international. Working in many versatile forms, including painting in oil and mixed techniques, engraving, print, and collage. In my art, I aim to depict the tension inherent to the clashing of various interpretations of reality: from the physical world to the world of dreams, to the fields of abstract color and space, as means of concealment of, and exposure to the existence of multiple realities. Since 2002, due to the emergent upheaval following Yitzhak Rabin's death, both emotional, deeply personal, and on a much grander social scale, my work began to acquire a sociopolitical nature. It has become a tool with which to examine to the question of a people's right to their land. A question immeasurably more complex due to the unique state of twin ownership by twin peoples, holding on tightly to their lands, in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even now, the Stone yet sits static, without turning. tamialkon@gmail.com FACEBOOK

Alla- Pieta 2,Oil on canvas and sewing with embroidery thread ,110X110cm

Mevaseret, Oil on canvas,70-50cm

Demonstration, Oil on canvas,110X110cm

PNINA AFIK One of the main questions I ask myself is what do I want to express through my work, what message do I want to deliver to the viewer and most important how. How will the canvas or the wood panel look as the frustrating and even entangled process ends? In some of my paintings I search for options of placing the figure within the limits of the restricting canvas. The figure is sometimes static, sometimes in motion as if strolling within the environment I have created for it. I often run a dialogue between the abstract and the figurative, between splashes of color and delicate lines, between broad, wide open spaces and closure of others‌ afika2003@bezeqint.net www.pninaafik.com

Veil of Light 3

Veil of Light 5 Mixed Media 55X94

Mixed Media 57X93

SKETCHLIGHT Ray Vagner . Aria Geler .Keren Eicher .Roy Shoval Sketchlight was established in 2014 it is a group effort of 4 artists, This type of photography is very complex and requires the Collaboration of several people at the same time to create the image. Light painting is an art form, a combination of painting and photography, darkness is our canvas and light is the brush. All of our artworks are pictures Light painting created in real time captured to the camera in one single photographic frame. Without Photoshop intervention. Light painting is an art form a technique consists of creating Images by capchering the movement of light. in all our creation we do the lightning by hand, We see the movement constantly changing We are exploring all kinds of technique some of our work highlights the abstract nature of light, we are inspired by the beauty of light in all it’s various forms. Light painting is a clear testimony to the beauty of the phenomenon of light. The creative potential of light brings new sensations, new colors, new meaning to our lives. sketch.rg@gmail.com


TALLY MELAMED and MICHAL IRONI Photography & Visual communication first degree’s Senior year students, at Hadassah Collage, Jerusalem. “White Flag” is a documentary project, that represents the Israeli narrative, related to militarism and cultured every-day situations. These situations are drawn from our personal life, but also are common generally in the Israeli life. the images are represented as GIF and meant to be Repeat indefinitely, as a metaphor to life itself. The characters are painted in white, as a plane paper. They don’t have a definite identity and they can be anyone of us. In this project we used photography, illustration and animation techniques. tallymelamed@gmail.com WEB SITE

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MERAV DROR Between 2005-2007 I served in the IDF in a gender mixed combat unit guarding the border between Israel and Egypt. Serving in the army, particularly in a combat unit, raised questions of morality and meaning to my consciousness. I created this etching 10 years after I was discharged. In this etching I depicted one of the guarding towers, called 'Ataf 11', where I spent long hours during my service, Spending many hours secluded in front of a unchanging view I was confronted with these complex thoughts. 10 year after, with a new perspective, I went back to look at the person I was in that tower and examine how that experience impacted my life. merav.dror1@gmail.com

Ataf 11 Etching 297X420cm