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Far and Away: The Fantasy of Japan in Contemporary Israeli Art

February 2, 2006-June 20, 2006
Location: Billy Rose Pavilion
Artist: Aya Ben Ron, Zoya Cherkassky, Roi Kuper, Hila Lulu Lin, Yehudit Matzkel, Doron Rabina, Roee Rosen, Yehudit Sasportas, Tal Shochat, Eliezer Sonnenschein
Curator: Mira Lapidot
This exhibition explores the phenomenon of “Japanism” in contemporary Israeli art via a selection of recent works that are notable for their striking Japanese influence. The artists’ choice of such a foreign, remote culture and such seemingly alien images raises the questions: why Japan, and why just now? Their visibly Japanese sources run the gamut from traditional fine arts to pop culture (mainly manga comics and animé animation). Among the pseudo-Japanese images, we find an exquisite cherry tree in full bloom alongside a cute comic image of an atomic bomb. The featured artists: Aya Ben Ron, Zoya Cherkassky, Roi Kuper, Hila Lulu Lin, Yehudit Matzkel, Doron Rabina, Roee Rosen, Yehudit Sasportas, Tal Shochat, Eliezer Sonnenschein