Old-New Land: First Flowers

October 9, 2003-February 7, 2004
Location: Unspecified location
Artist: Reuven Rubin, Nahum Gutman, Aryeh Lubin, Shmuel Charuvi
Curator: Tammy Manor Friedman
Media: drawing
Reuven Rubin, Nahum Gutman, Aryeh Lubin, Shmuel Charuvi and many other early Israeli artists drew inspiration for their work from the Zionist ideal of making the desert bloom. Flowers also feature prominently in contemporary Israeli art, soemtimes as a symbol of the artist's longing for the innocent world of his childhood and sometimes as a means of criticising a reality rife with conflicts. The exhibition examines these issues and also touches on poetry and literature, botanical research, graphic design and popular art.