The New Hebrews. A Century of Art in Israel

May 20, 2005-September 5, 2005

Location: Unspecified location

Curator: Doreet LeVitte Harten and Yigal Zalmona

In May 1965 the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Israel established formal diplomatic relations. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of these ties The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Berliner Festspiele in the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, are staging an exhibition entitled The New Hebrews – A Century of Art in Israel. The New Hebrews – A Century of Art in Israel tells the story of modern Israeli culture from its emergence around a century ago up to the present day. The exhibition presents visions of a new cultural entity that, in spite of its links with the Jewish distant past, is by no means identical with traditional traits of the Jewish Diaspora. It begins in the early 20th century well before 1948, when the State of Israel was founded.