A New Exhibit by Adi Nes: Beneath the Surface Lies Very Little

The photographs depict the Israel of yesterday. But his attempt to force us to look deeper into the imagery fails miserably.

"The concept of the village is embedded in the history of the good old days of Labor Zionism," artist Adi Nes told Kobi Meidan during a segment of "Hotze Yisrael," a highly regarded interview program on Israel's Educational Television network. "It's a metaphor for Israel as a small place built after a great tragedy." The land and the state, the tragedy and Jewish labor, are in fact...