Ariel Bronz is an independent artist, theatre director, performance artist, playwright and poet, born in Odessa 1984, based in Tel-Aviv. His wide work span quickly gained him wide public and critical acclaim, and made him one of the most controversial artists in Israel today. His performances are known to immediately make waves, and some have reached a cult status. His plays have been presented in various theatres in Israel, Canada and Russia.
In his work, Bronz tackles complex political topics and issues which tend to be repressed in society. His targets of criticism vary from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands, to its inevitable results: the militarism, violence, conservatism, and racism. He exploits elements from pop culture, trash and mainstream media to make his harsh message possible to swallow. Abounding with images, symbols, taboos and cliches, his art creates a synthesis between reality as an absurd scenario and fabrication as possible and even probable scenario.
Bronz’s works are characterized with a constant examination of boundaries: he gleefully crosses the boundaries of good taste and uses provocations to shake the audience out of its apathy. All his projects oppose the politically correct and clash with social prohibitions.
During his shows, the audience must cling to its ethics or they will instantly slip out of its hands, making it a partner in the crime that is the show. The audience must stand on its watch and keep critical, for the show has implications in the actual world. Bronz wishes to expose the hidden hypocrisy existing in society by acquainting every individual in the audience with its own hypocrisy. This he does in defiance, derision and true anger but also with great humour and humanity.