The Recipients: Ministry of Culture and Sport Awards in Art and Design, 2015
Curator: Tali Ben Nun
Life Achievement Award: Danny Kerman
The Minister of Culture and Sport’s Visual Art Award: Anisa Ashkar, Joshua Borkovsky, Tzachi Buchbut , Ohad Fishof, Sharon Glazberg, Michael Halak, Michal Heiman, Angela Klein, Rami Maymon, Tal Shochat
Young Artist Aw
Twenty six artists are the recipients of the 2015 Ministry of Culture and Sport Awards in the fields of visual art and design, in four categories: Life Achievement Award in the Field of Visual Art, Minister of Culture and Sport Award in the Field of Visual Art, Young Artist Award, and Design Award. Naturally, this exhibition comprises works by veteran, established artists alongside young artists at the start of their careers. Consequently, it features a multitude of identities, languages, outlooks, and artistic practices. The exhibition includes an extensive presentation of works by Danny Kerman, recipient of the Life Achievement Award. Kerman is one of the foremost illustrators in Israel, and his work includes many of Israel’s canonical books. This is also an opportunity to present his artistic endeavor from less familiar angles, demonstrating the development of his unique, sharply humorous style. Most of the artists have chosen to present new works made over the past year. A few have even produced works especially for the exhibition. Some present works in a medium not usually identified with their artistic production, others offer a first, experimental glimpse of a work in progress, and yet others have produced site-specific works. Avoiding disciplinary distinctions between art, craft, and design, the exhibition allows for dynamic encounters between abstract and applied art, design and visual imagery, practice and aesthetics.