OFRAT, Gideon. Israeli, b. 1945. Genres: Art/Art history. Career: Hebrew University, Jerusalem, lecturer in drama, 1970-81; Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, senior lecturer on aesthetics, 1971-95; Time for Art (art center), Tel-Aviv, executive director and chief-curator, 2002-. Curated exhibitions of Israeli art in Israel and abroad, 1976-96. Publications: The Definition of Art, 1975; The Artistic Judgment, 1978; The Israeli Drama, 1978; Earth, Man, Blood, 1980; (co-author) The Story of Israeli Art, 1980; Here, 1984; Home: The Art of Abraham Offek, 1986; Touch: Israeli Postmodernism, 1988; Back to the Sea, 1992; Hanging Gardens, 1993; On the Ground, 2 vols, 1994; The Art of Shalom Sebba, 1994; Nimrod with Tefilin, 1996; Triple Darkness: Plato, Kant, Kierkegaard, 1997; One Hundred Years of Art in Israel, trans. by P. Kidron, 1998; Jewish Derrida, 1998; Yonder: Theology of the Obscure, 1998; Patterns of Beauty, 1998; Exile, 1999. Author of books and exhibition catalogs in Hebrew. Contributor of articles and essays on art and philosophy to journals and newspapers. Address: 6 Mevo-Hamatmid, 94593 Jerusalem, Israel.