Shmuel Katz – one of Israel’s pioneers of illustration and caricature – followed the sun. He traveled throughout Israel and illustrated the country’s landscapes and people. Katz was responsible for several of Israel’s iconic cultural treasures: from “Hasamba” and “Room for Rent” to “The Wild East” and “Follow the Sun to Israel” and more. All his illustrations are characterized by a light hand, humor and use of a variety of techniques.
The exhibition presents works by Katz alongside works by contemporary illustrators, all of whom show their own view of Israel.
You are invited to a one-of-a-kind encounter with the exhibition’s curators Amit Rimon, Shmuel Katz’s granddaughter, and Moran Perel Konstantin, curator of caricatures and comics, in which they discuss the illustrator’s life and work.
The gallery talk will be attended by members of Katz’s family and Galit Gaon, independent curator in the field of Israeli design, researcher, designer and lecturer on curation and design. Gaon is head of the international program for design curating at Shenkar, which she founded. In the past, Gaon served as director of the Israeli Museum of Caricature and Comics and as founder and Head Curator of the Design Museum Holon.