Interior view of the video archive at the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, 2010. Photo: Mai Omer. Courtesy Israeli Center for Digital Art
The Israeli Center for Digital Art is a dynamic platform for thinking, researching, producing, presenting, and analyzing contemporary art, as well as providing a meeting point for exchange between contemporary artists, curators, critics, and the public. Since it was established in 2001, in an abandoned school building in the industrial area of Holon, the center has grown quite rapidly from the one-room gallery it originally was.
The center is a nonprofit organization supported by the city of Holon. As a public art space, it consistently questions the place of art institutions within their society. This brings to the front political and social issues we believe that art should not be ignoring. By expressing views that do not correlate, in many cases with policies of the state, the definition of an art institute and a publicly financed art space are examined and put to the
test. In an effort to stimulate discourse in Israeli society, the center devotes a significant part of its work on art projects that foster questions about identity, ethnicity, nationalism, and cultural exchange.