Feminist Art Activism In Israel

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In 2016, Israeli artist Einat Amir collected data ongender inequality in the Israeli art world. In the activist spiritof the Guerrilla Girls, Amir invited five women artists todesign T-shirts that displayed these findings, which wouldbe sold to the public at large (as merchandise). One of theT-shirts, for example, noted the discouraging statistic: ‘Soloshows in the Israel Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum: 70%men, 30% women’. Another said: ‘Artists in galleries: 61%men, 39% women’. As part of the ongoing art work, Amirasked her male teachers in the Midrasha Faculty of Arts inBeit Berl College—one of the most respected art academiesin Israel—to wear the shirts with the incriminating data andthereby exhibit the inequalities for which they themselves, asprominent and influential teachers, were largely responsible.The teachers agreed to wear the shirts with their indictmentsin public space, whether in the spirit of co-operation or inironic, postmodern self-awareness.

 
Period20 Aug 2020

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  • TitleFeminist Art Activism in Israel: Subversive Strategies in Public Spaces
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletFeminist Art Activisms ans Artivisms
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size258-269
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/08/2020
    DescriptionIn 2016, Israeli artist Einat Amir collected data on gender inequality in the Israeli art world. In the activist spirit of the Guerrilla Girls, Amir invited five women artists to design T-shirts that displayed these findings, which would be sold to the public at large (as merchandise). One of theT-shirts, for example, noted the discouraging statistic: ‘Solo shows in the Israel Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum: 70%men, 30% women’. Another said: ‘Artists in galleries: 61%men, 39% women’. As part of the ongoing art work, Amir asked her male teachers in the Midrasha Faculty of Arts in Beit Berl College—one of the most respected art academies in Israel—to wear the shirts with the incriminating data and thereby exhibit the inequalities for which they themselves, as prominent and influential teachers, were largely responsible.The teachers agreed to wear the shirts with their indictments in public space, whether in the spirit of co-operation or in ironic, postmodern self-awareness.
    Producer/AuthorTal Dekel, Lior Elefant (in Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms. Katy Deepwell (ed.), 2020)
    URLhttps://www.academia.edu/42154495/Feminist_Art_Activism_in_Israel_Subversive_Strategies_in_Public_Spaces
    PersonsEinat Amir