J. Porat - "Conversations with Kafka"  *

Israel:

Nora Gallery, Jerusalem, 12.5.01-2.6.01 [Opening Ceremony]

Goethe Institute, Tel Aviv,  24.6.03 - 30.7.03

Czech Republic:

Prague, New City Hall, 19.1.04 - 27.2.04 [Opening Ceremony]  Invitation] ]   [Visitors remarks]

Prague, 10th International Book Fair, - May 6-9, 2004 **

Liberec, August 6-20, 2004  [Visitors remarks]

Polná, September 1 - October 31, 2004 [Opening Ceremony]  [Visitors remarks]

Luhačovice Spa, November 8-28, 2004  [Opening Ceremony]  [Visitors remarks]

Kyjov 13.12.2004 - 7.1.2005   [Visitors remarks]

Třešť, January 18 - February 4, 2005   [Visitors remarks]

Poland:

Krakow, Center for Jewish Culture - May 10-31, 2005  [Opening Ceremony]

Lodz, June 25 - July 9, 2005  [Comments]

Warsaw, September 15 - October 15, 2005

 Minsk Mazowiecki, January-February 2006 * Opening-Video

Wyszkow, April 4 - May 3, 2006, [Opening Ceremony] [Visitors Remarks]     2006   

Wyszkowski Ośrodek Kultury "Hutnik"

Kafka 2006

"Tenou'a"-2012

2012 Makaf

Makaf-The Marker

[3] Visitors Remarks - in Polish mainly... Prof. Nurit Govrin [2] Visitors remarks - Czech-Periphery  Prof. Govrin-Hebrew [1] Visitors remarks in Czech - mainly... [Prague]
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Israeli painter Porat presents Interview with Kafka in Prague (From Czech News Agency)

PRAGUE, Jan 19 2004 (CTK) - An exhibition by Israeli painter Jacob Porat dubbed Interviews with Kafka opened at the New Town Hall in Prague today under the auspices of the Czech Culture Ministry and the Israeli embassy.
Porat's work deals with his difficult childhood, his examination of Jewish and Israeli identity and with accepting the events of the past, Dana Wagnerova from the Israeli embassy told CTK today.
Porat was born in Poland and studied the violin in Tel Aviv, while also earning a diploma in Hebrew literature, Biblical studies and comparative literature. He studied visual arts at the Avni Institute.
He later taught literature and Bible studies at a secondary school.
Porat's strengths are his technique, composition and themes, as well as his instinct as an artist.
He uses various mediums, including photographs, music and literature to express himself, Wagnerova said.

Publication Date: 19-JAN-04

 

 

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Conversations with Kafka: Works by Jacob Porat

 
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.- An exhibition of works by Jacob Porat is currently on view at the Embassy of Israel in Prague until February 25. The paintings of Jacob Porat are a tribute to Prague, Kafkas home city. The exhibition also consists of photographed sites in Prague as well as pen drawings made by Kafka. The show is arranged in layers, and the longer one looks at the paintings, the more details are discovered and layers uncovered. The viewers form part of the exhibition as well, interpreting the meaning of the works as they peel off layer after layer. 

The search for different, various forms of expression describes Jacob Porats works. His paintings have a life of their own, and these lives have been an integral part of his works since he has begun painting to date. Porats continuous pursuit is associated with his search for Jewish and Israeli identity through painting, literature, music, and photography.
 
     
 

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Conversations with Kafka: Works by Jacob Porat

 
 
 

 
  PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.- An exhibition of works by Jacob Porat is currently on view at the Embassy of Israel in Prague until February 25 [2004]. The paintings of Jacob Porat are a tribute to Prague, Kafkas home city. The exhibition also consists of photographed sites in Prague as well as pen drawings made by Kafka. The show is arranged in layers, and the longer one looks at the paintings, the more details are discovered and layers uncovered. The viewers form part of the exhibition as well, interpreting the meaning of the works as they peel off layer after layer. 

The search for different, various forms of _expression describes Jacob Porats works. His paintings have a life of their own, and these lives have been an integral part of his works since he has begun painting to date. Porats continuous pursuit is associated with his search for Jewish and Israeli identity through painting, literature, music, and photograph
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 ** 10th International Book Fair, Prague May 6-9, 2004

"JACOB PORAT: DIALOGUES WITH KAFKA
Selection from the Israeli painter’s exhibition, amounting to an interpretative confrontation between the worlds of literature and paintings, and the worlds of Franz Kafka and Jacob Porat".
Organised by: Embassy of the State of Israel in Pragu

 

Kedar-Kafka Opening Cermony

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Art is the ax for the iced world inside us [F. Kafka]

"Wystawa ta jest proba konfrontacji pomiedzy swiatem Kafki a swiatem Jacoba Porata" - celnie konstatuje prof. Nurit Govrin z Tel-Aviv University. Sam autor powiada, ze nie odnosi swoich prac do konkretnych utworow Kafki, najwyzej stara sie oddac w nich cos z gorzkiego, trudnego poczucia humoru pisarza. ...[Jolanta Antecka - Dziennik Polski] .

Diese Ausstellung ist eine interpretierende, fundamentale Konfrontation zwischen der Welt der Literatur und der Malerei, sowie zwischen der Welt Kafkas und der Jacob Porats. Vor allem jedoch ist sie eine Konfrontation mit der Welt der Leser / Betrachter ihrer Art, Kafkas Arbeiten vor dem Hintergrund Prags zu entschlüsseln und ihrem Verständnis der Kafka-Gemälde von Jacob Porat. (Prof. Nurit Govrin).

Součástí doprovodného programu veletrhu byla také výstava předního izraelského malíře Jacoba Porata, jehož obrazy z cyklu Rozmluvy s Kafkou tvořily součást expozice k 80. výročí Kafkova úmrtí.

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