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YouTube Remix Master Kutiman Released a Soulful New Song:”My Favorite Color”

Ophir Kutiel AKA:Kutiman, became an Internet sensation with a phenomenal YouTube video music project remix called Thru-You two years ago  .

The project comprised of seven tracks composed entirely of YouTube video footage that was sliced and diced over a 3-month period in Kutiman’s home studio.

Kutiman spent the next two years riding the well deserved success of Thru-You, performing live, and exhibiting his work in the likes of the Guggenheim.

Now Kutiman is back with a brand new track with a jazzier groove called ‘My Favorite Color’… Enjoy!

March 22, 2011 Posted by | Artists, Geeks, Museum, music, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Art Basel 2009 Shows Works of Art by 2,500 Artists at World’s Premier International Art Fair

art_baselThe 40th edition of Art Basel takes place in the culturally rich city of Basel, Switzerland, from June 10 through June 14, 2009. As the world’s premier art show, Art Basel marks the annual reunion of the international artworld. This year, more than 300 exhibiting galleries from all over the globe were selected from a record number of more than 1,100 applications, and will be showing works by over 2,500 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Art Unlimited hall, with its 60 large-scale projects, and the Public Art Projects on the exhibition square offer further highlights.

The most spectacular event this year will be the presentation of “Il Tempo del Postino” at Theater Basel. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno as a group exhibition that would occupy time rather than space, “Il Tempo del Postino” (Postman Time) presents a sequential display of time-based art on the theatre stage. Participating artists will include Doug Aitken, Matthew Barney & Jonathan Bepler, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Olafur Eliasson, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Koo Jeong-A, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala, Tino Sehgal and Rirkrit Tiravanija & Arto Lindsay. Furthermore Basel’s museums once again feature fascinating exhibitions, and will host a broad range of events.

Founded by a group of local gallerists, the first Art Basel took place in 1970 and has since then become the most prestigious art show worldwide. This 40th anniversary edition of Art Basel begins with a vernissage for invited guests on June 9 and opens to the general public from June 10 through June 14. The premier annual event regularly attracts some 60,000 artists, collectors, gallerists, curators, and art enthusiasts from across the globe, eager to see the most rigorously chosen overview of the international art market and to meet key movers of the international art scene. Covered by more than 2,300 media representatives, Art Basel earns its strong reputation based both on the quality and diversity of the exhibited art works.

Art 40 Basel will showcase all forms of artistic expression, including paintings, drawings, editions, and sculptures, installations, photography, performances, and internet and video art. Works costing a few thousand Swiss francs, by emerging artists, will be on display alongside museum-quality masterpieces priced in the millions.

Over 300 of the world’s leading galleries will be exhibiting at Art Basel. The galleries were chosen by the Art Basel Committee, an international jury of renowned gallerists, in accordance with strict quality criteria. Selected from a record number of more than 1,100 applicants, the sectors Art Galleries, Art Statements, Art Premiere and Art Edition include 75 galleries from the United States; 56 from Germany; 33 from Switzerland; 28 from Great Britain; 26 from France; 22 from Italy; 9 from Spain; 8 from Belgium; 7 from Austria; 5 from Japan; 4 each from Brazil, China and Poland; 3 from the Netherlands; 2 each from Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, Norway and South Korea; and one each from Argentina, Finland, India, Israel, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, and Turkey.

Art Galleries
Once again more than 99 percent of last year’s exhibitors reapplied in the Art Galleries sector. This year’s strong roster of participants is reinforced by the additions of Johann König (Berlin), Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv), Raw Art Gallery (Tel Aviv),Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou), Nils Staerk Contemporary Art (Copenhagen) and J Crist Gallery (Boise, Idaho, U.S.). The line-up of galleries showing 20th-century classics is augmented by Knoedler & Company (New York), Galerie Zlotowski (Paris), and Galerie Susanne Zander (Köln). The specialists in Art Edition are joined by Galerie Helga Maria Klosterfelde (Hamburg) and Galerie de Multiples (Paris), and the roster of photographic galleries is enhanced by the return of the Galerie Zur Stockeregg (Zürich). After a brief hiatus, David Nolan Gallery (New York), Galleria Raucci / Santamaria (Napoli), Greene Naftali (New York), Stuart Shave / Modern Art (London) and Team Gallery (New York) also rejoin Art Basel’s exhibitors.

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Architecture, Art Exhibitions, Art Fairs, Artists, Books and Magazines, Design, Graffiti, News, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Know Hope at Carmichael Gallery (and in your newspaper)

Know_Hope The AnytimesKeep an eye out while browsing your local newspaper this week because you might just find an extra-special supplement inside. Israeli visual and installation artist Know Hope has inserted his own mini-paper, The Anytimes, into various publications in news boxes and stands on the streets of Los Angeles. The Anytimes is a special work of art featuring poetry, ponderings, and classic imagery by one of Israel’s most important young contemporary voices.

Not many copies of The Anytimes exist, however, and no one except Know Hope knows exactly where they have been placed, so be sure to spread the word about this exciting project. You’ll need to run to the newsstand yourself to make sure you get one!

On Thursday, June 4th, from 7-10pm, Know Hope will present his largest and most detailed indoor installation to date at Carmichael Gallery, a project entailing thousands of paper raindrops, fishing twine, weights, sheets of cardboard and more.

30,000 paper raindrops. 40,000 feet of fishing twine. 2,500 fishing weights.Hundreds of sheets of cardboard fashioned into miniature works of art and a crowd of life-size cut-out characters. Incorporating all of the above ingredients and more for his debut Los Angeles solo show at Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art on June 4th, 2009, Israeli artist Know Hope invites you to literally step inside one of his artworks for a visual experience unlike any you have ever encountered and one you will never forget.

“This exhibition holds nothing but a reflection of where we are now, and offers us nothing but the suggestion of adaptation and (re)adjustment to the current tides.  This is a binding burden, and we’re all in this together.” – Know Hope

Know Hope will be in attendance at the opening reception of “the times won’t save you (this rain smells of memory)” on Thursday, June 4th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm. The exhibition will be open for viewing through Thursday, July 2nd 2009 from 1.00pm -7.00pm. 

Know Hope was born in California and currently resides in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has worked in the streets for several years and participated in exhibitions in Israel, UK, Norway, Italy, Canada, and the US.  “I hope to move heavy hearts at least one inch to the side by confessing that I’m petrified and secretly in love with the world.”


June 2, 2009 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daniel Tchetchik “Still Winter” Exhibition

Daniel Tchetchik, one of the top Israeli Photographers, and a favourite of mine, is pushing it hard for his upcoming “Still Winter” exhibition. The opening will take place on Thursday September 18, 2008 – @20:00 at Raw Art Gallery.  Daniel will show some of his recent work and a new video art. The exhibition will be accompanied with a great catalog. So, if you are in Tel Aviv between September 18th and October 31st – be sure to stop by. I can tell you that the outcome of his hard work is extremely impressive!

As an FYI, if you are in Germany, you can watch some of his photographs at the Boehm Tradecenter ” photography from Israel” exhibition”.

Stay tuned for further information about the exhibition and from the opening night.

September 15, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel, Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment


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Though the blog is in Hebrew… DON’T MISS IT!!!

July 18, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Books and Magazines, Design, grafiti, music, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , , | Leave a comment

Yael Bergstein – Studio Magazine editor- Is Finally Out – Is There A Buyer?

Yael Bergstein, the editor of the veteran art journal Studio is (finally) out of the team. Bergstein took the job some four years ago and replaced Sara Breitberg Semel, the long-time editor of Studio. Since then -came the falldown of this great magazine.

Her ‘achievements’ did not manage to prevent a sharp drop in the number of subscribers from around 1,500 four years ago, to around 300 today, according to some close to the editorial team.

In addition, the magazine, which was published 11 times a year during Breitberg Semel’s tenure (the 11th issue was an index), decreased to around half that number and sometimes even less, and the index was canceled.

Well, I sure hope someone will bring back to life this (used to be) great magazine, we need something like this in Israel!

For further reading (though in Hebrew…) check out the full article at Haaretz.

July 8, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Books and Magazines, News, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , | 2 Comments

Ido Shemi Will Participate In A New Comics exhibition To Open In Holon

The Israeli Museum of Caricatures and Comics in Holon is launching a new exhibit on Thursday, May 15, the first in a two-part series that will be displayed in honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary. Hebrew Comics Chapter I will trace the development of the children’s comics genre in Israel from the mid-1930s until 1975 – from heroic rescue stories to agricultural pioneers to interplanetary hijinks.

The exhibit offers insight into a generally underestimated field. The comics, aside from entertaining, provide reflections of the changing history in the country, politically, socially and militarily.

At the second part of this exhibition, Ido Shemi, one of Raw Art Gallery artists, will participate amongst other Israeli artists.


May 15, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Books and Magazines, israbilly, News, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

MoMA Presents Sigalit Landau Installation

MoMA presents Sigalit Landau Installation

For Projects 87: Sigalit Landau, The Museum of Modern Art presents Cycle Spun (2007), a three-channel video installation that was recently acquired for the collection, by artist Sigalit Landau (b. Israel, 1969). The videos—DeadSee (2005), Barbed Hula (2000), and Day Done (2007)—each depict a performative act of spinning or circular motion, set against a landscape in Landau’s native Israel. The works can be viewed as either a triptych or a trilogy shown simultaneously. On view through July 28, 2008, the exhibition is part of the Museum’s ongoing Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series and is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator, Department of Media.

March 24, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , , | 1 Comment

Fresh Paint Art Fair – Under Construction

Fresh Paint Art Fair - Under Construction 

Here is a first look at our ‘under construction’ space at Fresh Paint. Additional images will follow soon.

Hope to see you there!

March 4, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Art Fairs, Artists, grafiti, News, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , , | Leave a comment

Aziza Web Magazine From The Holy Land

Aziza Web Magazine From The Holy Land

Aziza is a new web magazine from the Holy Land, that will show creative minds from the middle east. As they say: “it is an open space for creators  from all media. Azizas aim is to find new aesthetics, art forms and designs emerging in the middle east”.

Good luck guys!

Aziza Magazine

March 3, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Books and Magazines, Design, Fashion, grafiti, music, News, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , , | Leave a comment