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AUGUST 23 - OCTOBER 4, 2014

Yaakov Israel

THE QUEST FOR THE MAN ON THE WHITE DONKEY

AUGUST 23 - OCTOBER 4, 2014

Yaakov Israel

THE QUEST FOR THE MAN ON THE WHITE DONKEY

The Halsey Institute opens the 2014 fall season with two photography exhibitions including work by Yaakov Israel and Kathleen Robbins. Both exhibitions are curated by Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator at the Halsey Institute.

The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey, by Yaakov Israel, consists of 42 images, printed in various sizes. Inspired by the Orthodox Jewish tradition of the Messiah (the Prophet) who will arrive riding on a white donkey, this 10-year photographic project features portraits and landscapes made in Israel. This project is the result of Yaakov Israel’s search for a deeper understanding of his country and an attempt to relay his personal experiences on the Israeli reality with a broader sense of belonging to the global human collective.

The exhibition is supported in part by the Consulate General of Israel and the Dean’s Office of the School of the Arts, College of Charleston.

Yaakov Israel

THE QUEST FOR THE MAN ON THE WHITE DONKEY

AUGUST 23 - OCTOBER 4, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, August 22, 6:30 – 8PM
ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION WITH YAAKOV ISRAEL
Tuesday, September 9, 7PM
Co-Sponsored by the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program
MEMBERS-ONLY CURATOR-LED TOUR WITH HALSEY INSTITUTE DIRECTOR MARK SLOAN
Thursday, October 2, 6PM
ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Yaakov Israel was born in 1974 in Jerusalem, Israel where he lives and works. He has a BFA from the Department of Photography at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Since 2004 he has been teaching photography at art and photography schools and colleges in Israel including the Bezalel Academy.

His work has been the subject of solo and group shows which were exhibited in museums and galleries in Israel and internationally. Solo exhibition venues include: Centro de Arte Alcobendas; Czech Centre, Prague; Impressions Gallery, Bradford, England; Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp; Margaret Street Gallery, London; La Maison de la Photographie, Toulon; OSLO 8 Gallery, Basel; The Architecture House Gallery, Jaffa; The Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai; and the Haifa Museum of Art.

He was selected Winner of the PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos PHE12 Award, as one of the three winners of the Conscientious portfolio competition, and a Critical Mass finalist, Top 50 by Photolucida. His photographs are in the collections of The Knesset (Israel’s house of parliament), Haifa Museum of Art, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai, and Ashdod Art Museum. His first monograph The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey was recently published by Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam. Yaakov Israel is represented by Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp and Oslo 8 contemporary photography in Basel.

To learn more, visit www.yaakovisrael.com

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