Dr. Gideon Ofrat on the project of the artists of Agripas 12 Gallery: Homage to Moshe Castel

The exibition of homage to Moshe Castel, initiated to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Moshe Castel Museum of Art Conversation with Dr. Gideon Ofrat

Dr. Gideon Ofrat (art critic, author, and philosopher) discusses the legacy of the artist Moshe Castel and addresses the homage paid to his work by the artists of Agripas 12 Artists´ Gallery.

. From the text written by the curator of the exhibition Osnat Shapira, referring to the Moshe Castel homage project: This collaborative project realized with the Agripas 12 Artists´ Gallery and the Moshe Castel Museum of Art has yielded a fascinating and rich visual dialogue. The many and varied gallery artists have produced a conversation of aesthetics which has sharpened their own introspection and so reflects the unique language of Moshe Castel. As curator of the Museum, during the development of this project, elements in Moshe Castel´s works that these contemporary artists found relevant, were revealed to me. This project has also led to a greater familiarity with the gallery artists. The process has materialized a very unique project joining a heterogeneous group of artists in dialogue with a single artist, one of great importance in the historiography of the world of Israeli art from the 1920´s to the 1970s. It is therefore why the Moshe Castel Museum of Art is honored to join in hosting this lively group of local artists. We hope it contributes to a new and refreshed look at, conversation with, and research of an important and celebrated figure in Israeli art, Jewish art and as an international artist.

Curated: Osnat Shapira, Lena Zaidel

Contributing Artists: Doron Adar, Max Epstein, Dina Blich, Lena Zaidel, Oded Zaidel, Gabi Yair, Mazal Carmon, Sara Nina Meridor, Ben Simon, Rina Peled, Bitya Rosenak, Ruth Schreiber

Concept, production, and in conversation with Dr. Gideon Ofrat: Lena Zaidel

Videography and editing: Damka

This production is made possible with support from the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the State of Israel
The artists of the Agripas 12 Artists´ Gallery give a deep and heartfelt thanks to: Dr. Gideon Ofrat, Osnat Shapira - Curator of the exhibition, Eli Raz - Director of the Moshe Castel Museum of Art, Dima Noff - Videographer and editor, Michael Amar –Photographer, Vered Bitan – Graphic designer and administrator for Agripas12 Artists´ Gallery, for their contributions and support of the film and the production of this exhibition
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2. I had Dream...Janco 2019
3. The Artist´s Wife 2017
4. Toy Tigrer 2017
5. Almost Paradise 2015
6. Street Wolves 2013
7. Koala´s Dream 2013
8. Lena and Oded Zaidel 2012


8. There´s No One..., 2012

9. Duo Exhibition Gilo, Jerusalem 2009
10. All the Places are Holy II 2007

Group Exhibitions:
1. Lena, Oded and Neta Zaidel 2022
2. Lena and Oded Zaidel:
My Childhood Album 2022

3. Gallery Talk: Neosent? 2022
4. Neopostism? Neosent? 2021
5. Gideon Ofrat 2021
6.The opening at The Castel Museum 2021
7. Four Wolls 2010



Two Lenas Birthdays 2012-14


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