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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Episode 187: Painting Her Way From a Kibbutz to The Venice Biennale

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Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein
Two Nice Jewish Boys is a weekly podcast in English about life in Israel. Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein offer you a glimpse of Israel and some of the interesting people who live here. Naor Meninger is an independent filmmaker. He’s obsessed with Italy and runs the Israeli parmesan black-market. Eytan Weinstein is an interactive scriptwriter. He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and pronounces the word “drawer” funny.

From the time of the cave-men to this day, painting has been deeply rooted in the DNA of mankind. It’s as primal as humanity itself, and can teach us much about what it means to be human. Maybe that’s why millions of people visit the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, or to Rome to behold the Sistine Chapel – maybe through these works of art, they can understand themselves.

Miriam Cabesa’s career has reached peaks many Israeli artists can only dream of. For the past 20 years, she’s lived in NYC, devoting herself to her art. Since the 90’s Cabesa has been known as one of the most important Israeli artists. She was born in Casablanca, Morocco grew up in a kibbutz and became extremely influential, showcasing in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and various galleries in NYC and throughout the United States and even representing Israel in the Venice Biennale.
Now she’s back in Israel, which gives us a rare opportunity to talk with her about her art and her life story.

Miriam’s website

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