AMOS HACMUN interview – HESKIA – HACMUN art project
Today we have the pleasure to speak to Amos Hacmun, Managing Partner of Heskia – Hacmun, our Israeli member, about the Heskia – Hacmun art project.
For more than a decade, this project has welcomed ventures, exhibitions and events with various artists and creators. The project promotes painters, photographers and artists whose works of art have been presented in exhibitions, museums and private collections.
Amos is a specialist in Corporate and Commercial law; Banking law; Foreign Investments; Mergers and Acquisitions; International Transactions; Inheritance and Estates; Commercial Arbitration; Litigation and Dispute Resolution, as well as the Vice Chairman of the Israeli board of the German Israeli lawyers association (Deutsch Israelische Juristenvereinigung). He is fluent in English, Hebrew and German and has a LLB in Law from Bar-Ilan University.
Amos, could you tell us a bit more about the Heskia – Hacmun art project?
We organize an annual art project towards the Hebrew new year. The concept changes each year and it can range from a real life exhibition in a gallery, dance club and even open air in the nature to an online exhibition. Sometimes it is open to the public, sometimes to a group of artists and sometimes it is a selected artist that submits several artworks. The repeating characteristics are that a topic is defined, one artwork is selected, the artist who’s artwork is selected gets a small monetary reward and the artwork is printed on our Hebrew new year card.
Regarding the selection criteria, we normally have a panel that we consult with as to which artwork mostly demonstrates the topic and has the highest artistic value.
What made you want to get involved in art?
Tel Aviv is a very vibrant and artistic city and the art scene is contributing to our city’s positive atmosphere so we wanted to encourage original artwork and do something for the community.
How has this art project evolved over time?
At the beginning, it was a small initiative created by my partner, Adv. Dor Heskia, which started to get recognition over the years. The main evolvement is that we try to have the topic up to date and in correspondence with current local or global events or values that we believe deserve attention.
How has your relationship with art affected your professional trajectory as a firm?
The art project is a truly not for profit activity which is done for the community and people’s soul. We do not have relevant legal practice and the benefit and impact is mainly in the form of a positive exposure of our firm in the community.
How do you think law and art can relate to each other?
We believe that both law and art are at their best when the full potential of creativity is explored.
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