16 May 2012 - 24 Iyyar 5772 - כ"ד אייר ה' אלפים תשע"ב
Israeli book artist creates wonders E-mail

For Israeli artist Ido Agassi, creating works of art using materials generally used for books is a journey.

Agassi, showcased his book art as part of a special exhibition marking the millennial anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana. This was held at the Haeinsa Temple in Hapcheon County, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

The exhibition programmes main theme is to raise awareness of the meaning and value of the ancient woodcrafts, sustaining the 1000 year-old wisdom of the Tripitaka in today’s world.

Agassi is representing Israel in the international exhibition that invited 60 artists from 60 countries to display how books have evolved into an art form.

Artists have been active in printing and book production for centuries, but the artist’s book is primarily a late 20th century form.

Agassi displayed the David and Goliath book at the exhibition. “One side is written in Hebrew, the other side in Korean, with gold lettering of the Old Testament verse Samuel 17:49,” Agassi said.

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