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International Textile Art, Haacht Belgium

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

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“Dissected Piëta, Kingdom and Betrayal”

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

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The Moris and Sally Justein Heritage museum: Cover thy head, an exhibition and juried show.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Cover Thy Head

HEADDRESSES AND IDENTITIES

An exhibitionand juried show

My Kippah design: “The silence of the Sirens”and is about a public debate about the exclusion of women from public places has recently come into view with the refusal of religious soldiers to attend official Israel Defence Forces events which feature women’s singing….

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Desert flowers

Monday, April 5th, 2010

 

Desert Flowers

Desert Flowers

Published: 1996

Size: 600cm x 250cm x 45cm

Method: Linoleum plates, lino-cut

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Folded Flag

Monday, April 5th, 2010

 

Folded Flag

Folded Flag

Published: 2009

Size: 220cm x 90cm

Method: Linoleum, color lino prints, Goldleaf

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Linoleum Installation nr.2

Monday, April 5th, 2010
Linoleum Installation nr.2

Linoleum Installation nr 2

Published: 1997

Size: 500cm x 500cm

Method: linoleum plates, lino prints

Participated: Grafiek Nu, Biennial Dutch Graphic Art

Linoleum Installation Detail
Linoleum Installation Detail

Linoleum Installation

Monday, April 5th, 2010
Linoleum Installation

Linoleum Installation

Published: 1997

Size: 500cm x 500cm

Method: Linoleum, lino prints

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“In some cases, these works come very close to the limits of what is seen as an installation, or Even overstep them. As is happening in so many other domains of modern art, this raises questions about the limits or definitions as such. What is that defines a work of graphic art; is it still possible to draw a fine line between what is a work of graphic art and what is not? That is what the work of Billha Zussman is about. It is about the relation between copy and original, identity and its mirror image. The work shown here has previously been exhibited at the Old Basius Church in Delden, the Netherlands where it was awarded the first prize for monumental graphic art.

From the jury report (may 1995)

“…what is striking here is the tendency to turn space and light into a substantial element of the work of graphic art itself. The result is a “ double play” between the space within the work and the surrounding space in the church. (….) As soon as one enter the church through the double doors of the tower, one is greeted intriguingly, almost overwhelmingly, by Billha Zussman’s work. In the slightly lopsided arrangement of the central installation of printing forms and prints, we notice an ingenious use of the chandelier and the light coming in through the church windows. Billha Zussman finds numerous new possibilities for the traditional applications of the old lino cut techniques, and in addition has developed numerous completely new applications. She combines prints from the printing form with prints on the printing form; she uses repetitions, reversals and overlapping, and, what’s more, she uses the cut out lino plates as sculptural element. (…. ) The installation is a three-dimensional compilation of colourprints and their image carriers. The image carrier functions on several levels; as an image carrier and, when printed with images of other printings forms, as an image in its own right. Thus, usual functions are being reversed.

The result is something like a montage “laying bare” or even “dismantling” the “insides” of the work and the printing process. In the image of the picture cut out of the lino and/or emerging from the lino in prints, Zussman splendidly applies two of the old characteristics of graphic art: the interaction of black and white and the intrinsic value of the line. Billha Zussman proves to be a graphic artist who combines a deep understanding of tradition with an almost boundless zest for experiment.( … )”

Presentation of the cartoons at the publisher house “The Buitenkant” Amsterdam

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Cartoon presentation at "The Buitenkant" (1)

Cartoon presentation at "de buitenkant" (1)

Cartoon presentation at "The Buitenkant" (2)

Cartoon presentation at "de buitenkant" (2)

Cartoon presentation at "The Buitenkant" (3)

Cartoon presentation at "de buitenkant" (3)

About me

Friday, April 2nd, 2010
Billha Zussman

Chasing images

 

Israeli-born Billha Zussman studied her graphic arts in Amsterdam where she now lives and works. She has both exhibited and been awarded as an innovative graphic artist and cartoonist in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Belgium and the USA since the 1980s.

The progression of her technique has resulted in an acclaimed style of graphic print that begins with a lino cut. Far from stopping at the traditional lino print, however, Zussman allows the lino image to redefine itself in relation to black-and-white elements, reverse imaging, overlay, color print image carriers and even sculpturally inclusive of the cut-out lino plate itself. This convoluting and combining of elements conjoins art and artifact in an inseparable embrace that presents an altogether unique face to the viewer.

In an almost MacLuhanesque sense then, for Billha Zussman, her medium has in a very literally way become an intrinsic part of her message

Present day Active as a guide at the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Member of the American Guild of Judaic Art American Guild of Judaic Art
2013 The Orange Church, Amsterdam, Month of the Graphic Art. November 2013. http://www.maandvandegrafiek.nl/
2013 The American Jewish Museum of Greater Pittsburgh presents: A Stitch in Jewish Time. PROVOCATIVE TEXTILES.
2013 The Golden ghetto Award, Venice, Italy
2013 Fantastic Fibers, Paducah, USA. National Quilt Museum, An international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of Outstanding works, related to the fiber medium
2013 Museum of Imajewnation: Freedom Imagined, Freedom Lived. An artistic Review of The Passover promise.
2012 The Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum, Toronto, Canada presents: COVER THY HEAD, an exhibition and juried show.
2011 Bet Am Shalom 17th Judaica Craft Show, NY, USA
2011 Museum of Imajewnation: Sukkah City/Defining and Defying Boundaries An exhibition of Sukkot walls and boundaries, St. Louis, USA
2010 Museum of Imajewnation, St. Louis. USA Drama on the Shabbat table. The role of the Shabbat Challa Cover
2010 International Contemporary Masters 2010: World Wide Art Books
2008 5th International Istanbul Cartoon Festival – “Interlectual Tolerance”
2008 Fortocartoon 2008 – Portugeese Printing Press Museum – The Human Rights (more…)