HANOCH PIVEN IN PRAGUE!
Exhibition of contemporary Israeli artist who is famous for his portraits of celebrities, created from every-day objects. June 29 - September 3, 2011. FREE ENTRY!
The colorful and witty illustrations of Israeli illustrator Hanoch Piven have appeared throughout the last 20 years on both sides of the Atlantic: in most major American magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and in many European publications from The London Times to the Swiss Die WeltWoche.
Piven's work is in the permanent collection of the Prints and Photographs Division of The Library of Congress in Washington DC, where he presented his award-winning book What Presidents Are Made of in 2004. Time Magazine What Presidents Are Made of as one of the 10 Best Children’s Books of 2004. Piven has published 6 other children’s books in the USA, his most recent being: My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil, published by Random House in March 2010.
In Israel, Piven has gained great visibility due to his long time collaboration with the daily Haaretz and through his TV show on the pre-K channel HOP TV. His method has been implemented in many kindergartens in Israel as a means to teach children to create collages.
Since 2003, Piven has been conducting workshops across the globe. These workshops apply the principles of Piven's collage technique, prompting children and adults to experiment with common everyday objects to create their own works of art. Apart from being an easy and fun way to create art, the workshops have been embraced by educators, art therapists and management consultants as an efficient tool for raising psychological issues to the surface through play and creativity.
Prepared in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel to the Czech Republic.