'Directors,' 2004, by Uri Lifshitz. Elad Sarig

The Artist Who Represented Violent Israeli Masculinity

In this exhibition of rare intensity and power, the curators tackle the chauvinistic, controversial image of artist Uri Lifshitz five years after his death.

Comprehensive exhibitions of controversial artists are far from commonplace in Israel. I can’t recall even one example of an artist who is considered a “bad boy,” or whose art lies at the heart of a...

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