Online exhibition ‘Heat And Dust’ highlights influence of Indian culture on Israeli art

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New Delhi: The Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, in collaboration with the India International Center (IIC), has organized an online exhibition that shows the influence of India and its culture on Israeli art. The exhibit, titled “Heat and Dust- between India and Zion,” opened on July 12 and can be seen until July 25.

The exhibition attempts to examine how artists from a wide range of media use their work to depict the hidden and revealed aspects of India and its culture.

“This exhibition is an attempt to examine through an artistic perspective how Indian ‘motives’ and ‘influences’ are expressed in Israeli art,” the Israeli Embassy said in a statement.

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Saying that hundreds of thousands of Israelis have visited India, the Israeli Embassy said Indian cultural expressions such as yoga, meditation, music and dance have a growing influence on culture and culture. Israeli society.

The embassy said the works of Tim Nachum Gidal, one of Israel’s most important photographers, will be shown in India for the first time through this exhibition. The embassy said Gidal was a member of a group of prominent photographers around the world who developed the art of photojournalism and became famous in the field.

“He has published books and research articles and received several awards. In 1940, he traveled to India on a photo mission and clicked photos of Mahatma Gandhi. These images will be featured in this exhibit,” the embassy added.

Rony Yedidia Clein, Chargé d’Affaires at the Israeli Embassy in India, said: “India is a source of ideas and inspiration for artists and photographers around the world.”

“This very interesting online exhibition reflects the unique bond between India and Israel in the form of various artworks and photographs. I invite everyone to watch it. This show was made possible by the natural connection of Indian and Israeli cultures, hearts and minds,” he added.

LS Tochhawng, Head of Programs Division and Secretary of IIC Film Club, India International Center, said “The exhibition which showcases a wide range of artists engaged in different artistic practices is exciting as each of the artists had an India/Israel connection unique to them”.

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“This is reflected in the works on display as each artist negotiates this engagement, of place, of time, of oblivion and remembrance and recreation and transposition,” he added.

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