Art with Crayons at the Tel Aviv Museum
In a new exhibition at the Tel Aviv Art Museum titled Pastels or “Panda” in Hebrew, curator Joshua Neustein attempts to rescue pastels from its inferior status and utilize their full artistic potential. Neustein tells the story of Israeli art through the perspective of pastels with dozens of paintings and an extensive essay in the exhibition’s companion catalogue.
Neustein approaches the art in this exhibition not by looking at its depicted subjects and contents, but rather, by examining the materials and mediums. The exhibition carries Neustein’s diverse occupations; as a curator, theorist of pastel colors, Israeli art historian and an artist.
Read more about the exhibition on Haaretz.