Israeli Photographer Adi Nes
Internationally acclaimed Israeli artist about his Israeli soldiers' Last Supper, Bible Stories and much more
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
OF JCC Palo Alto • 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
One of the most intriguing contemporary artists, Israeli Adi Nes creates oversized, staged photographs, depicting and recreating classical scenes such as Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” restaged with Israeli soldiers or biblical personas re-imagined as Israeli homeless people.
Nes’ images deal with themes of humanity and masculinity while investigating elements of Israeli identity such as militarism, religion, sexual identity, ethnic groups and the tension between the center and the periphery. He often gleans ideas from mythology, Art History, and the history of photography. Expertly lit posed figures exude homoeroticism which is evident in aspects of all his series: Soldiers, Boys, Prisoners and Biblical Stories.
Adi Nes, whose works have been exhibited in San Francisco’s Legion of Honor and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, has recently been awarded the Jerusalem Prize for Arts & Letters.
Nes will present his unique art, past, present and future, and will generously share backstage secrets from his special creative world.
Learn more on Adi Nes Presented by the ICC at the OF JCC Palo Alto, co-sponsored by the LGBT Alliance and the Israel Center' of the Jewish Community Federation.