Cheryl Kaplan


Abba Kovner on Page and Stage

By Cheryl Kaplan

Abba Kovner on Page and Stage
Michael Kovner’s first graphic novel, “Ezekiel’s World,” recently adapted for the stage by playwright Jenny Levison, peers into the uncomfortable world of things left unsaid between father, (Ezekiel) and son, (Amos); husband, (Amos) and wife, (Yvonne); and of history itself.Read More


Arikha's Art of Rigor and Confrontation

By Cheryl Kaplan

Arikha's Art of Rigor and Confrontation
Looking at Avigdor Arikha’s impressive body of work, it’s important to ask why realism fails to frame his art. He objected to using biography to clarify his work.Read More


Dangerous Liaisons: Ofri Cnaani’s ‘The Sota Project’

By Cheryl Kaplan

Dangerous Liaisons: Ofri Cnaani’s ‘The Sota Project’
It sounds like a bad joke: “What do you get if you put a kibbutznik in a stable?” The punch line, however, is anything but bad or, for that matter, a joke. For two years, the kibbutznik in question, Ofri Cnaani, has questioned the Talmud through the lens of contemporary art, and the result has transformed a former horse stable into an artistic meditation on adultery in the Talmud.Read More






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