Tuesday, June 12, 2018
MAXXI’s celebration of Bruno Zevi’s 100th birthday with an exhibition on his prolific production as a historian and critic of architecture, who influenced many of the world’s best architects of his time, poses an important question: can Zevi’s ideas, today, help young people to become finer architects in the creation of a better tomorrow? The video that accompanies this blog tries to give, through Zevi’s own words, a visual answer.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
“From Six Million to Seventy Years” in two versions offers a personal viewpoint on the relationship between the Shoah, the State of Israel celebrating its 70th birthday, and the power of architecture to transform the environment. Conscious of the conflicting narratives between Judaism-Zionism on one side, and Islam-Arab-Palestinian on the other, this documentary brings selected images to remind the Shoah, clips showing the resurgence of Islamofascist anti-Semitism, and images of Israel’s life and architecture today.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Jerusalem Journal attempts to capture meaningful aspects of the world’s most complex city. During three non-consecutive days I walked miles through some of its sections, old and new. The light rail traveling provided me with an opportunity to encounter people of all walks of lives, faiths and nationalities. In Jerusalem discovery, within and without, is a non-ending process.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Cabri is a kibbutz in Western Galilee. It includes the Gottesman Etching Center and an art gallery. For many years it was the residence place of sculptor Yechiel Shemi, Israel Prize winner and the first Israeli artist from whom New York’s Museum of Modern Art acquired work. The video shows an opening dedicated to artist Tobi Harel and to poet Ronny Someck, yet its message goes beyond that. It shows that contemporary art production can grow not only in an urban environment, but it can flourish in the country as well.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Tel Aviv, “the city that never sleeps,” becomes once a year, during White Night, a place where nobody seems to sleep at all: youngsters, adults and children flow into tens of events throughout its annual “White Night.” Cities are not just the accumulation of buildings, streets and open spaces.The are the focal point of culture. For those intoxicated with negative news from the Middle East, this video may offer another viewpoint.