Tel Aviv street art
The ethos of Israeli society is depicted on public and private properties in the streets of Tel Aviv, a museum of clandestine art open 24/7 to pedestrians from all nationalities. © Tania de Ildefonso Ocampos
Tel Aviv street art
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Last updated: May 30, 2013

The streets of Tel Aviv: a museum of clandestine art

The ethos of Israeli society is depicted on public and private properties in the streets of Tel Aviv, a museum of clandestine art open 24/7 to pedestrians of all nationalities.

The city of Tel Aviv, characterized by its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife, is not only the Ibiza of the Middle East but also home to meaningful artistic works that flourish in both times of war and ceasefire, in color or black and white, and in Hebrew or English.

The artists recur to all kinds of techniques to manifest their discontent with the government, for example, to condemn the deportation of Sudanese immigrants or the actual socioeconomic situation; to question the democratic values of the State of Israel; and to criticize the established system. Furthermore, artists show a different Israel: the one not portrayed by the mainstream media.

Tania de Ildefonso Ocampos
Tania is a Spanish journalist based in Tel Aviv. She specialises in the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Israeli History and Politics.
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