The Israeli embassy has put up an online display, in which the deep impact of India and its culture on Israeli art can be seen. Titled- ‘Heat and Dust- between India and Zion’ the exhibition has been organized in collaboration with India International Center and can be seen from 12 July to 25 July 2021.
In this performance, artists have tried to show the untouched aspects of India and culture in different ways with their art. Most of the artists are Israeli while some of them while some are descendants of Jewish communities in India who live in Israel or the United States. Some of the artists are Israelis who have traveled to India. Whereas another group of artists are Indians who are either living in Israel or have been in Israel for a long time.
Thousands of Israelis have visited India. Indian culture such as yoga, meditation, music and dance has had a profound effect on the culture and society of Israel. This exhibition is an attempt to showcase through art how Indian motifs and influences are expressed in Israeli art.
The works of Tim Nachum Giddle (1909–1996) are being presented in India for the first time through this exhibition. He is one of the most important photographers in Israel. He was a member of a group of leading photographers from around the world who developed the art of photojournalism and became famous in the field. Many of his books and research papers have been published and he has been awarded with many awards. In the year 1940, he came to India on a photo assignment where he had taken a picture of Mahatma Gandhi. Those photographs are also being presented in the exhibition.
Ronnie Yedidia Klein, Ambassador to the Embassy of Israel in India, said, “India is a beacon of ideas and inspiration for artists and photographers everywhere. This very interesting online exhibition depicts the unique relationship between India and Israel in the form of various artefacts and photographs. I invite everyone to watch it. This show has been made possible because of the natural connection between the cultures, hearts and minds of Indian and Israeli.”
Chief of Programs Division and Secretary, IIC Film Club India International Centre, L.S. Tochhawang said – In collaboration with the Israeli Embassy in India, we are delighted to present the “Heat and Dust” – Between India and Zion exhibit at the India International Centre. The exhibition which presents a wide range of artists engaged in different art fields is exciting as each artist has a unique India/Israel connection to them.
To view the online performance click on the links given below-