Dana Arieli-Horowitz, Dr.
Head of the History and Theory Department
Bezalel. Academy of Art and Design
Dana Arieli-Horowitz is currently the head of the history and theory department at Bezalel, Academy of art and design in Jerusalem. She is studying the interrelations between arts and politics. Among the books she published are Romanticism of Steel: Art and Politics in Nazi Germany [Magnes Press, 1999. English version Painting Totality: Nazi leaders and Politics of Culture” is under consideration]; Creators in Overburden: Rabin Assassination, Art and Politics, Magnes Press, 2005, winner of 2006 Israeli Prime Minister award]; Creators and Dictators: Avantgarde and Mobilized Art in Totalitarian Regiems (Tel Aviv University Press, 2008, English version is under consideration].
She is currently working on a new book on Art, Terror, Trauma and Politics in Israel. A chapter of this book was recently published: “Art in the Age of Terror: The Israeli Case”, in Terror and the arts: Artistic, literary, and political interpretations of violence from Dostoyevsky to Abu Ghraib, eds. Matti Hyvärinen and Lisa Muszynski. New York: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2008, pp. 41-59.