History & Theory: Faculty Person

Blich Baruch, Dr.

Blich Baruch, Dr.

Ben Baruch Blich has taught in the departments of Philosophy and Cinema Studies at Tel Aviv University since 1988 as well as at other universities and academic schools. Blich's interests and publications are in the fields visual representation, culture and information, as well as in art, photography, media studies, and cinema. He edited a book (with Rachel Bilsky-Cohen) entitled "The Medium in 20th century Art" (Van-Leer press), and has published articles such as "Pictorial Realism" in Empirical Studies of the Arts 9.2 (1991), "Natural Kinds as a Kind of Family resemblance" in the Proceedings of the 12th International Wittgenstein Symposium 15 (1988), and "Pictorial Representation and Its Cognitive Status" in Visual Arts Research 15.1 (1989), "The Epistemology of the photographic image", Photoresearcher no. 8 2005. A paper presented in the Maastricht academy of Arts and Design (2002) appeared in a book published by the Free University in Brussels The Weight of Photography. A recent paper is published in a catalogue of an exhibition Territorial bodies exhibited at present in the Beelden aan Zee in Den-Hague, the Netherlands. His book 'Can we learn from pictures?' has been recently published. Soon will be published his book 'Israelis in the eyes of the comics' (Hebrew).
In 1989 he was a visiting scholar to the Warburg Institute in London University and worked together with Roger Scruton and Sir E. Gombrich. In 2002 he was a guest Professor to the Hisk (Higher Institute of for fine Arts) in Antwerp.
At present Blich is a senior lecturer in the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, a senior lecturer in The School of Communication annexed to the College of Economics and Administration. In the last five years he has lectured on the subjects "Body representations in the Arts", "visual information", "The use and abuse of the photomontage: the case of John Heartfield", "Philosophical questions on Design and Architecture", and other numerous subjects lectured in the Van Leer Institute (Jerusalem), in the School of Architecture (Haifa), at the Hebrew University School of Communication (Jerusalem), and has presented papers at various conferences in Nottingham, Prague, Berlin, Kirchberg, London, New York, Vevey, Antwerp, Maastricht, Dublin, Urbino, New York, Vienna, Potsdam, Rome.
Ben Baruch Blich is an editor of the Hebrew-English e-journal History and Theory:Protocols, published by the History and Theory unit in Bezalel Academy of Arts and design, Jerusalem http://bezalel.secured.co.il/zope/home/he/1192600242

baruchbl@013.net.il

brokblik@post.bezalel.ac.il