"There are artists who identify political art with a kind of leftist political statement, artists like Miki Kratsman, Michal Heiman and David Reeb," says curator Tal Ben-Zvi.
...Ben-Zvi, who is currently writing a doctoral thesis on Palestinian art, established the Hagar Gallery in Jaffa several years ago, a nonprofit gallery that primarily displayed Palestinian art (and closed in September due to lack of funding).
As someone who founded a gallery and focused on artists and works whose subjects are political, she
belongs to a second category: to "those who, unlike the former, think that art must be a type of protest, that the artistic act must be political - artists such as Haddad and Arad or Ro'i Rosen and Haim Lusky, who mounted an exhibition in Umm al-Fahm marking 35 years of the occupation and contributed all the proceeds from the sales to Physicians for Human Rights."
Lusky feels so strongly that political art should be much more connected to its circumstances that he
refuses to exhibit in museums and galleries.