Inspired by Kafka: Varda Rotem Sculptures
These bronze sculptures by Tel Aviv-based artist Varda Rotem were inspired by the literary themes of Franz Kafka: the challenge to capture the essence of man's conflict with his destiny and his desire to be released from his chains. Rotem's source of sculptural inspiration is the work of Alberto Giacometti. Rotem was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, and was educated at Hebrew University, Jerusalem and the Avni Institute of Art, Tel Aviv. The exhibition opening will also launch The Jerusalem Review, an independent journal, in the U.S.