EXHIBITION: Designers on Cross - Writing

What would things look like if Jewish people from Arab countries designed Israeli state symbols?

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February 14, 2018 18:57
Jewish and Arab Israeli former Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design students Ohad Hadad and Hilal Jaba

Jewish and Arab Israeli former Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design students Ohad Hadad and Hilal Jabareen challenge cultural-ethnic stereotypes with their Aravi-Ma’aravi (Western Arab) project. (photo credit: TOMER ZMORA)

As exhibition monikers go, “Metabolism” definitely pertains to the funky end of the titular spectrum. It also spells out the project’s thematic anchor pretty clearly.

One definition of the physiological phenomenon talks about the production, maintenance and destruction of the material substance of an organism. That implies a checks-and-balances state of affairs, and that comes across in the exhibition which opened at the Museum for Islamic Art in December and is due to run through to April 7.

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