From 2011 to 2019, KUNSTENISRAËL organized specially developed group tours for a meeting between forerunners in the Dutch art world (including museum directors, curators and journalists) and Israel’s most important culture makers. Guided by curator Ronit Eden, 65 top Dutch professionals explored Israel’s diverse and widespread cultural landscape.
Starting in 2021, these alumni will become part of the network of the New York-based Artis foundation (www.artis.org). Despite the pandemic, Artis continues to bridge the gap between visual artists in Israel and curators around the world through virtual studio visits and interviews with artists. Their focus on Israeli visual art and artists makes Artis uniquely positioned to involve the curators who are already part of our network and, when the situation permits, other Dutch curators in the future.