Shahar Marnin-Distelfeld's research while affiliated with Israel College and other places

Publications (8)

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This article examines the works of Israeli woman artist Lilian Weisberger, who creates girlhood images that look naive at first glance but are nonetheless multilayered and radical. This examination of Weisberger’s girlhood images is done here for the first time. Applying the bricolage methodology, the investigation of her artwork is based on a visu...
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This article focuses on the artwork of Israeli artist, Rachel Nemesh, a Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor. The assemblage to be discussed was exhibited in her solo exhibition, One Flesh, in 2020. The corpus analysis will be divided into four themes: (a) The Big Mother – works describing the elderly mother of Nemesh in a monumental manner; (b) Pi...
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This study investigates ‘amateurish’ visual artists and their work, exhibited at the Upper-Floor Gallery (UFG) at the Memorial Center of Kiryat Tivon, Israel. Out of thirty such artists, three were found to form a sub-category - the ‘challengers’, due to the ways they challenge boundaries within the art world. All UFG artists were studied both thro...
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This article deals with the card game “We Were Once” featuring the history of Kiryat Tivon. The game’s components embody values expected to promote a sense of significance toward history among its young players. It consists of archival photos divided into 10 quartets: founders, mayors, beginnings, significant women, public buildings, first roads, e...
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This study deals with self-taught visual artists who are considered “amateurish” by the establishment of the Memorial Center in Kiryat Tiv’on, Israel, where they have exhibit their artwork. We will try to figure out both the explicit and implicit characteristics of “amateurish” artists, and challenge the supposed linkage between amateurism and lack...
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Botanical art and illustration, presented alongside scientific descriptions, were at the heart of Jewish national projects during the British Mandate in Palestine-Israel and following the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Looking back, we recognised three prominent women artists who contributed widely to many such botanical projects: Ru...
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Modernism and Gender in Ads from Hebrew Magazines of Mandatory Palestine Shahar Marnin-Distelfeld, PhD Abstract This article examines representations of the home-maker and mother in advertisements from dailies, women magazines, and manuals of pre-state Israel. It is based on about 150 ads which were divided into topicoriented groups and then analy...