Eliahou Eric Bokobza

In his artwork Purim Bokobza refers to the playfulness rule in the tradition of costume as a Gender issue that reflects authentic and borrowed identity difficulties. It brings up questions of parody and playfulness; therefore, the man dressing up as woman and the western man dressing up as a Yemeni man.
Purim is a holiday that is celebrated to mark the miracle for which the Jews were saved in the Persian Empire. The holiday traditions include the feast and the wine drinking makes it the only Jewish holiday that allows and encourages boundary breaching. For Bokobza, the child who dresses up as an Israeli soldier represents the “skin” of the Israeli hegemonic. By dressing the uniform, the character becomes Israeli- he is accepted.
The works of Eliahou Eric Bokobza are on permanent show at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Knesset-Israeli Parliament and part of the permanent collection on of The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, The Smithsonian Museum (Washington D.C.), Ein harod Museum of Art, Bar David Museum and private collections in Israel and worldwide.


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