Foundation exposing Israeli artists to U.S.


An American Jewish foundation is bringing Israeli artists to the United States for residencies.


The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation will sponsor six artists from two to months at museums, schools and cultural centers in 2008-09, the foundation said in a July 16 news release. The foundation will sponsor 12 artists the following term.

One aim is to expose the artists to America.

Also, foundation chair Lynn Schusterman said, “We want to enable Americans to experience, in depth, the vibrant and creative face of Israel that is embodied in its artists, many of whom are doing some of the most exciting and innovative work anywhere in the world today.”

Three artists already have been selected for this fall: performance artist Anat Pick, film historian Yael Munk, and curator and art historian Gideon Ofrat. Pick will be in residence at the International Dada Archives at the University of Iowa. Munk will be at the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago.

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