The aspiration to be an active participant in the international
artistic community has been etched in the character of Ein
Hod Artists' village since its earliest days.
Around Marcel Janco, world renowned leader of the European
Dada movement, and founder of Ein Hod, gathered a versatile
group of artists, who, much like the young Israel of the
time formed a melting pot of cultural and ethnic backgrounds
from around the world.
From its inception the unique village has attracted well
known artists from many countries who came to visit, work
and exchange ideas with the village members.
Members of Ein Hod participate in many important international
events and major exhibitions in all fields of endeavor;
some represent Israel in formal artistic, architectural,
and performance projects.
artist village hosts artists from around the world. Painters,
sculptors, performing and video artists, craftsmen in many
fields, all find in Ein Hod a haven for inspiration and
Ein Hod is a stage for artistic events: an international
sculpture biennale, music festivals, arts and craft exhibitions,
and special theatrical performances incorporating both Israeli
and foreign participants.
Düsseldorf - Ein Hod artists' exchange program
has been active now for the past 20 years. During
this time many artists have lived and worked in studios
in Düsseldorf and in Ein Hod, specially designed for
this project, thus enriching both the participating artists
and their communities.
A similar project was initiated last year with the artistic
community of New
Hampshire, USA, within the framework
of a sister city project between the Jewish Federation of
New Hampshire and the Hof Carmel region. The Ein Hod - Federation
project is based on artists' exchanges, as well as group
exhibitions and art fairs which will take place both in
Ein Hod and in several towns in New Hampshire.
Three other such cultural interchange programs are now in
the process of being established: relationships with two
artists' villages in France, one in Provence, the other
in metropolitan Paris. International out door sculpture
events are planned with the regional artists' organization
in the region of Carara, Italy, a co-production of a music
summer festival with Corsica, and a glass and textile project
with the city of lodz.