『Little Private Gardens』(2019) by Idan Sidi & Gal Sharir
The founding of Israel is 1948, it locates in a place that connects the West with the East, and has long been the site of various ethnic and religious traffic, accumulating a diverse history and culture that spans thousands of years. The Zionist Congress in 1905 invited Prof. Boris Schatz (1867-1932) from Bulgaria to establish the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem in order to foster young artists.
The Israel Museum Jerusalem, one of the world's leading museums and known for its "Dead Sea Scrolls," was founded in 1965, and in the late 60s and 70s, a major change took place in the art world with the emerging artists who were very conscious to the social situation. They questioned the fundamental relationship between society, people, and art in light of their own circumstances, and this led to a unique artistic trend. After this turning point in the 70s, Israeli art continued to find unique directions in the 80s and beyond. The Israeli art scene has become a hub of vibrant creativity, reflecting social and political trends, with a series of public art exhibitions in the 70s and 80s led by Dani Karavan, Micha Ullman, and Menashe Kadishman, as well as women artists such as Michal Rovner, Yael Bartana, and Sigalit Landau since the year 2000. The Israeli art scene continues to be a vibrant center of creativity, reflecting social and political trends.