FAR FROM THE FRONT LINES

Artistic Dialog Beyond Borders / Guest Curator Dorit Jordan dotan

This exhibition brings together a community of artists who strongly feel that art is personal, that the personal is political, and the political is very personal. The twenty-two North American contemporary artists selected for this exhibition were among those who responded to the call to create art about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As in many mediums, perspective derives from distance; being far away opens up a natural space for new viewpoints.  Artists who are Far From the Front Lines have created an opportunity for artful dialog beyond borders. It allows both the audience and the artists themselves to actively promote meaningful change in our minds, where all borders ultimately reside.   

This exhibit is about coexistence, hope, and showing fine art. Social change has often been brought about by artists who dare to say what few want to hear. The vision from this exhibit is a starting point from which to inspire new ways of thinking.  The context of an exhibition expands the space of the artist to encompass not only the individual onlooker, but a community as a whole: diverse, tolerant, contentious, questing after justice at home, and personally - sometimes viscerally - invested in events far away. Artists far from mapped borders may be among the first to finally, tentatively, step over into new territory. 

 

The exhibition includes paintings, photography, calligraphy, installation, video, mixed media and new media. 

Artists

Beth Krensky
Beth Krensky

Bridge III

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Adriana Poterash
Adriana Poterash

Stoned Skies

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Yona Verwer & Katarzyna Kozera
Yona Verwer & Katarzyna Kozera

Urim & Tumim 5

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Leona Strassberg
Leona Strassberg

Ahuva Drinking Tea, Aziza Drinking Tea

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Judith Joseph
Judith Joseph

Glass Half Full

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Kanaan Kanaan
Kanaan Kanaan

Nostalgia #1

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Dorit Jordan Dotan
Dorit Jordan Dotan

All the Flowers Gone

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Ellen Holtzblatt
Ellen Holtzblatt

The Wind Passes Over It and It Is Gone

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Margaret Olin
Margaret Olin

Eruv wire traversing fields near the settlement Mitzpe Yair

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Yona Verwer & Katarzyna Kozera_ Urim & Tumim 7
Yona Verwer & Katarzyna Kozera_ Urim & Tumim 7
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Lenore Mizrachi Cohen
Lenore Mizrachi Cohen

The Stick of Punishment Will Come From God

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L NM
L NM

The Universal Soldier

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