Ann and Ari Rosenblatt and the Tel Aviv Artist House are proud to announce the 6th edition of the Prize for Visual Art that will be awarded to an active, Israeli-based artist, with the aim of promoting and encouraging Israeli artistic creation.
In this time of physical isolation, we have to aspire to stay connected on a spiritual level and maintain our faith in humanity... We feel that art is providing the cathartic relief that is now more important than ever to keep us fulfilled. Ann and Ari Rosenblatt
In her multidisciplinary art, Ashkar engages with issues of identity, social critique, and gender. Using painting, photography, performance, and installation, she creates a fantastic dream-like world, directly connected to changes in the sociopolitical atmosphere, offering an opportunity to generate dialogues on our society and culture. In her years of activity as an artist, Ashkar created a personal language that draws on her Arab cultural origin, tradition, texts, poetry, and eastern and western local politics. She works with the private realm and uses her self portrait as a platform for various visual representations that echo the interrelations between her and her surroundings. The calligraphy that she paints on her face as a daily practice has become a unique and fascinating identifier and a performative act that carries a message and a statement, resonating and impacting her work in a range of mediums... more