The Visual Arts: Interaction Between Israel and the Diaspora

By Ziva Amishai-Maisels

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1988

An interaction between art in Israel and the Diaspora has commenced since the establishment of Bezalel School of Arts in 1906, and was influenced by 20th century art trends. A great effort has been expended since the establishment of Israel in marketing and popularizing Israeli art abroad. Throughout the years Diaspora and Israeli artists and art museums developed diverging approaches to art. This was due to anti-Semitism, Jewish identity issues and the growth of Israel as the Jewish center on the one hand, and a "nation among nations" on the other. This approach will probably continue in the foreseeable future.

Topic: Museums and Exhibitions, Diaspora Relations, Art, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Jewish Identification, Israeli Culture

Name of Publication: Israel, Diaspora, and Jewish Culture

Funder: Basic Research Foundation of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Diaspora , Israel

Identifier: 88-BD-14

Language: English

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Amishai-Maisels, Ziva. The Visual Arts: Interaction Between Israel and the Diaspora. Israel, Diaspora, and Jewish Culture. Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. 1988:


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