The Unseen

Supplement 27

Previous issues


Supplement 23

In January 2017 we assembled a group of artists, curators, and intellectuals within the framework of the Institute for Public Presence at the Center for Digital Art in Holon to think together about the concept “gesture”. Throughout the year we read theoretical texts, examined works created by members of the group and other artists, and attempted to understand “gesture” as a concept, an action, a political space, an artistic expression, and as a theoretical and critical tool.


Supplement 22

This issue accompanies the Neo-Monumental exhibition which engages with the attitudes of contemporary artists with the physical presence of monuments in Israel’s public space, and with the narrative contexts they seek to maintain.

Included in this issue are compilations on The Complete Jessy Cohen Museum and one on the concept of “gesture”.

Winter 2018

Pinuy Binuy - The 3rd Annual Conference

Supplement 21

As part of the new outline plan for the city of Holon, urban renewal will take place in Jessy Cohen, the neighborhood where the Center for Digital Art is located. Following this, the Center’s conference was dedicated this year to “Evacuation-Reconstruction” – the conference will deal specifically with urban renewal in Jessy Cohen, and more generally on Housing issues, home and the relation between residents and the place they lives in. The conference was two days of workshops, talks and lectures. This supplement includes the documentation of the talks and lectures.

Toward a Lexicon of Usership

Supplement 20

Toward a Lexicon of Usership is an influential essay in the theory of contemporary art. It was written in English by Stephen Wright, a theorist of practice who lives in Paris and Canada, and published in 2013 by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In the summer of 2016 I began translating the essay presented in Ma’arav in a Hebrew version.

May 2017


Supplement 19

Issue No. 19 deals with the artist Ezra Orion and is published alongside the exhibition “Launch Sites”, which presents his main works and other special materials from his private archive.

January 2016


Supplement 17

Maarav’s Museutopia issue brings together two text and video compilations. One includes talks and articles about Ilya Rabinovich’s national museum photography project recently exhibited at the Israeli Center for Digital Arts. The other documents the Sanhedrin conference held at the center in 2008, which dealt with the relation between museums and nation-states.

January 2013

History and Historiography

Supplement 15

“History and Historiograpy” is accompanied by the exhibition “Histories”, which is on view at The Israeli Center for Digital Art from 5 October 2013 to 25 January 2014.

October 2013

We're Not Alone

Supplement 13

This issue of Maarav is the product of a collaboration with The Social-Economic Academy as part of the “We’re Not Alone” exhibition currently showing at the Israeli Center for Digital Art.

February 2013

Where To?

Supplement 12

The question “where to?” has a special importance in Jewish history and to the origins of Zionism. Ma’arav special issue about “The Jewish question in history and the Jewish existence in this day and age” is published alongside the exhibition “Where to?”.

Spring 2012

According to Foreign Sources

Supplement 11

A rhetorical fig leaf, the coinage “according to foreign sources” is a common tongue-in-cheek expression in many countries, Israel among them. Although it derives from a situation of legal obscurity, it is nevertheless used with distinctive clarity concerning the punishment for those who dare remove the leaf. “According to foreign sources” has become a prevalent expression in official briefings, the media, and academic discourse. It is habitually used to skirt censorial restrictions whose justification is security in the broadest and most unrestricted sense. It allows the speaker to evade responsibility for exposing forbidden information: They, the foreigners, claim so; it has all been said before.

November 2011

Creative Actuality

Supplement 10

Creative Actuality brings together writing and specially commissioned internet-based projects that consider the influences of contemporary technologies on issues such as self-reflexivity, the difficulties of representation, self-made media content, and the camera’s role within documentary-based art and video.

spring 2011