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F0_0245_0171_artArt is so diverse that it might be said to embrace nearly unlimited fields of expression. We will try, dear readers, to present its most interesting and aesthetic representatives.

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מגזין מקו ועד תרבות Watching and accepting responsibility<br><br>An award-winning, captivating and exciting animated film<br><br>Nothing Happens <br><br>Michal and Uri Kranot

Watching and accepting responsibility

An award-winning, captivating and exciting animated film

Nothing Happens

Michal and Uri Kranot

Animation is conquering our cultural space, and not by chance. Visuals are instantly captivating because they require less time than linear reading. The power of an image is that it can simultaneously present a subject, interpret it and sometimes even pass judgment. This advantage is understandable, especially, in an age when the pace of life [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות “What convinces masses are not facts, and not even invented facts, but only the consistency of the system of which they are presumably part.” (Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism) <br><br>Video Game – Shepherd<br><br>If you will – the Shepherd & the Herd

“What convinces masses are not facts, and not even invented facts, but only the consistency of the system of which they are presumably part.” (Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism)

Video Game – Shepherd

If you will – the Shepherd & the Herd

We tend to think about video games as a form of entertainment, but over the last couple of decades there has been a growing movement that considers games to be a fully-fledged artistic and narrative medium. This relatively new medium enables us to explore topics and questions in ways that traditional media can’t accommodate. In [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות Embroidering Reality as a Therapeutic Act<br><br>Joana Choumali

Embroidering Reality as a Therapeutic Act

Joana Choumali

On March 13, 2016, a brutal terrorist attack struck Grand-Bassam, a coastal town in the Ivory Coast, near the home of artist Joana Choumali. Three weeks after the attack, Joana photographed the location and its people on her cell phone, as if she needed to bring the reality to life. The idea of embroidering the [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות Every Day has the Potential to Surprise<br><br>  The impressive female images of Moufouli Bello, the expression of their inner presence, create a mesmerizing dialogue.<br><br>  And the colors? Striking!

Every Day has the Potential to Surprise

The impressive female images of Moufouli Bello, the expression of their inner presence, create a mesmerizing dialogue.

And the colors? Striking!

Sometimes we are captivated. That is what happened to me when I first saw paintings by Moufouli Bello, an artist from Cotonou, Benin, a small country in west Africa. After studying law, out of commitment to the social rights of the local population, she decided to dedicate herself to her great passion, painting. To painting, she has added other [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות Japandi<br><br> “…The furniture is “soft” while maintaining the elegance of Japanese design. Despite the integration of both Norse and Japanese cultures, it maintains meticulous functionality and efficiency. But! It was important to maintain a Zen sense of quiet while life is lived at home and enveloped by nature.”

Japandi

“…The furniture is “soft” while maintaining the elegance of Japanese design. Despite the integration of both Norse and Japanese cultures, it maintains meticulous functionality and efficiency. But! It was important to maintain a Zen sense of quiet while life is lived at home and enveloped by nature.”

Influenced by the Nordic design tradition combined with a Japanese sensitivity to aesthetics and handmade elements, we would like to introduce you, our readers, to a project that caught our attention: a vacation home on one of Sweden's beaches, in a rocky archipelago. The architectural firm Norm Architects from Copenhagen was responsible for both the [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות ART BIOTOP WATER GARDEN<br>How to stretch the boundaries of architecture to touch both art and tourism, inspire bi-directional dialogue between humanity and nature, and evoke exhilarating, aesthetic emotions.

ART BIOTOP WATER GARDEN
How to stretch the boundaries of architecture to touch both art and tourism, inspire bi-directional dialogue between humanity and nature, and evoke exhilarating, aesthetic emotions.

The work before you will surely surprise you, too. Its creator is Junya Ishigami, a Japanese architect, who received the 2019 Obel Award for this work. The representative of the Danish Foundation that awards the prize, Martha Schwartz, described the work as “architecture of space, not of an object, functioning in accordance with architectural conventions. [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות To Feel<br><br>Strong visuals have a power of their own. Especially when the creators have a divinely bestowed talent to evoke emotion. Inbal Pinto and Etgar Keret have joined forces for the first time and created a work that does not fit established categories –  film-story-illustrations-movement-game-music and above all – an exciting aesthetic.

To Feel

Strong visuals have a power of their own. Especially when the creators have a divinely bestowed talent to evoke emotion. Inbal Pinto and Etgar Keret have joined forces for the first time and created a work that does not fit established categories –  film-story-illustrations-movement-game-music and above all – an exciting aesthetic.

Enter the film, and we have no doubt that by its end you will agree with us – Using words... can only do harm. Why? Because it is more important to feel than to echo words; words can also be misleading. Everyone’s emotions are different and unique. Especially when responding to the same basic experience [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות DESERT X<br> Saudi Arabia - The Biennale in the Oasis<br> Surprising the Eye and Fascinating the Mind

DESERT X
Saudi Arabia – The Biennale in the Oasis
Surprising the Eye and Fascinating the Mind

In 2017, the DESERT X Biennale was first established in the Coachella Valley, in California’s Colorado desert, with Neville Wakefield as the Biennale’s artistic director. But the surprise came this year, when the Biennale was held in Saudi Arabia’s Alula Oasis, Al-Ala, in collaboration with the Royal Commission of Alula (RCU).  Joining the artistic director [...]
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