Hag­gadot get a comic twist

Is­raeli artists are re-imag­in­ing the an­cient story us­ing mod­ern car­toon char­ac­ters and graphic-novel tech­niques

The Jewish Chronicle - - ARTS&BOOKS -

UR I F I N K a n d Z o y a C h e r - kassky are part of a long list of highly tal­ented I s r aeli arti s t s who have set their hands to cre­at­ing un­usual hag­gadot. Rus­sian-born, Tel Avivbased and de­voutly sec­u­lar, Cher- kassky was in­flu­enced by images by El Lis­sit­sky, the Rus­sian Con­struc­tivist move­ment and Bauhaus to cre­ate her edited ver­sion of a Hag­gadah.

Uri Fink, mean­while, favoured more comic in­spi­ra­tion for his two, ti­tled Fol­low­ing the se­cret of the Hag­gadah (1990) and The Hag­gadah of Zbeng (2002).

Fol­low­ing the se­cret of the Hag­gadah traces the ad­ven­tures of a time-trav­el­ling, Bi­ble-pe­riod private eye called Bal­s­hazar, and runs along­side the text of the Hag­gadah. Zoya Cherkassky cur­rently has a solo show at Rosen­feld Gallery, 147 Dizen­goff Street, Tel Aviv

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