Erev Rav: Art. Culture. Society

Erev Rav is an independent journal of Arts, Culture and Society, edited by Yonatan Amir and Ronen Eidelman;
Established in early 2010 to advance the discourse on art, and to support a multi-cultural, democratic, pluralistic discussion on culture.

Erev Rav online magazine publishes articles, reviews, interviews and essays about art and culture.
In addition to our online journal, we publish special printed Issues based on themes, and organize events such as video screenings,
performances and artist talks.

  • Statement on the firing of Artforum's editor and call to stop this atrocious war

    • 27/10/2023
    • מערכת ערב רב

    But what makes our stomachs turn is that we are spending too much time dealing with privileged art world debates while we are still mourning the dead; the hostages are still captive, and we are busy trying to heal the wounds in bodies and souls and take care of the hundreds of thousands displaced in Israel. Even more so with the ongoing horrific bombings in Gaza – the bodies piling up, the thousands of children dying. And the war has just started.

  • Both Should Come Together

    • 22/10/2023
    • Art Community

    There should be no contradiction between staunchly opposing the Israeli occupation and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and unequivocally condemning brutal acts of violence against innocent civilians in Israel.
    A letter from members of the Art community addressing the OPEN LETTER FROM THE ART COMMUNITY TO CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Unmasking practices: the "Archive" of Tamy Ben-Tor and Miki Carmi

    • 07/08/2022
    • Judith Lenglart

    These two books document Carmi's and Ben-Tor's explorations of the crucial role of representation in the categorization and objectification of the figure of the "other", especially with racial theories of the 19th and 20th centuries in Western cultures.

  • Is/Was: On Phantoms and Internal Malfunctions

    • 30/05/2021
    • Rotem Rozental

    "The Israeli landscape is haunted by ghosts. Assembling what she refers to as “a worldview,” Arieli shapes a panoramic view of a landscape defined by the uneasy presence of its missing limbs"

  • Humility at Its Finest: In Memory of Miriam Tovia Boneh

    • 01/01/2021
    • Ruth Rubinstein

    A Short Biography Born in Tel-Aviv-Yafo in 1932, Miriam Tovia Boneh graduated from Ha’Midrasha in 1962 and worked for a while as a practicing artist. Toward the end of the 1960s and early 1970s, while remaining in the art field, she shifted from working as an artist to teaching and curating. In 1978–1979, as a […]

  • Professor DeGiulio and Dr. Zoom

    • 29/07/2020
    • Roni Aviv

    "I think that part of being a professor is performing some kind of stability, if not authority, and I wanted to admit to being as destabilized as the structures that typically hold us in place, using soft, malleable materials"
    – Artist Dana DeGiulio and Roni Aviv in conversation

  • Welcome Home, Sweet Misfit

    • 26/05/2020
    • אלינה יקירביץ׳

    "One of the immediate complications I see with representation of queer life in public has to do with the delicate balance between the pleasure of being queer and the pleasure of looking at the queer; and how the two can contradict each other in cases of recklesness"

  • Turning A Dress Into A Symbol

    • 22/05/2019
    • Jenna H. Romano

    "By separating the dresses into nine different categories, the curators sort the works underneath umbrella concepts–memory, voyeurism, marriage, the female nude, girlhood, strength, embroidery, social status, and gender fluidity". Jenna H. Romano on "Her Dress, Her Symbol" at Agripas 12 and Marie Gallery

  • Santiago Sierra: "Death knows no nationalities"

    • 29/09/2018
    • קרן גולדברג

    "Israel's greatest virtue is its cosmopolitanism; to lose it in exchange for ostracism will not bring any positive outcomes. Of course, I see a great need to put pressure on Israel's militaristic policies, and that is a good reason to expose my work in Tel Aviv" – Keren Goldberg in an email interview with Santiago Sierra

  • Pre-Conditioned Tracks – Works by Dan Robert Lahiani

    • 31/05/2018
    • Lonnie Monka

    "These videos stand as a fresh example to consider the perennial question about an artwork's ability to communicate itself. The impressions made by the fragmented scenes in his videos offer a kind of immediate intelligibility."

  • Building An Artists Alliance

    • 20/02/2018
    • Graham Lawson

    Gideon Smilansky spoke with Graham Lawson about the Alfred Institute’s new online platform for connecting the independent art world

  • Postmemory: The Censored Art of Maarten van der Heijden

    • 03/10/2017
    • דוד שפרבר

    The director of the Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem has censored works from exhibitions on view at the museum as part of the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art. Amsterdam-based artist Maarten van der Heijden’s Shoah art is among the censored works. David Sperber writes about his work

  • “Afterword: For the Children,” An installation by Helène Aylon,

    • 29/09/2017
    • דוד שפרבר

    Eylon’s feminist critique precedents were in the first wave of the American feminist movement. Feminist leaders (who happened to be Christian) not only demanded social and legal changes but understood the power of the biblical tradition and Church status and thus worked for a radical change in consciousness. By, David Sperber

  • Take a seat with "Black Couscous"

    • 30/08/2017
    • Amy Sapan

    A lush field of barley, figs, grapes and tomatoes drying in the sun and great conversation. Amy Sapan visited "Black Couscous" by Rafram Chaddad Boaz, a site-specific work located on a rooftop in Jerusalem just a stone's throw away from the Old City.

  • Art and Politics in Arad

    • 16/03/2017
    • Graham Lawson

    Graham Lawson visited Arad and talked to Hadas Kedar about her role as city artist and head curator of the Arad Contemporary Art Center

  • Poetic, Yet Crass Nature

    • 28/02/2017
    • טלי תמיר

    Tali Tamir on "Where?", Shimon Pinto's installation in Be'eri Gallery, and the performance that accompanied the closing event

  • Thirst for what lies “beyond all boundaries”

    • 26/12/2016
    • יונתן אמיר

    The transgenders drawn by Roey Heifetz move not only between genders, but also between the body image of a diva that is cultivated to perfection and never grows old and the real body, withered and weary, which cannot overcome time.
    Review by Yonatan Amir

  • A Belgian Choreographer Navigates the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    • 06/07/2016
    • דנה שלו

    by Dana Shalev | Written originally on February 17, 2016

  • Right-wing Protesters Attack Art Talk in Jerusalem

    • 06/07/2016
    • מערכת ערב רב

    by Yonatan Amir & Ronen Eidelman | written originaly on November 17, 2014