It has always bother me how stiff is the art world an community in Israel. It seems that there is little or no place for not academic art, everything is Bezalel, and even the artists from Musrara they all seem to be cut by the same scissors. What I find even more strange is that I have seen at least two artists friends of mine lecturing in Israel probably because their work is interesting, yet, this artists have never set a foot in any art or design school.
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