Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene
Gallery Talk: Lion and the Pussycat | In conjunction with the exhibition Lion and The Pussycat , which examines the visual appearance of the cat and lion in Jerusalem and in the Israeli reality in general as cultural, political, urban, and gender symbols – the gallery will host an event focusing on the viral You Tube videos of blogger Danny Kinreich who writes about Japanese animation Escapism. He will talk about and exhibit a feed of cat videos and in the context of the exhibitions ideas. Gallery Talk, Monday April 16 at 20:30 at Beita Jerusalem. For more info, click here.
New Exhibition: Rendering Boarders |The exhibition Rendering Borders is an encounter between the Iranian artist Morehshin Allahyari and the Israeli artist and scholar Lior Zalmanson. In the course of the exhibition period, life-size parts of Allahyari’s body will be printed by means of a 3-D printer, since she is not able to physically enter Israel. Curated by Maayan Shellef. Exhibition on view until July 5 at The Art Cube Artists’ Studio, HaUman St. 26, floor 4. For more info, click here.
Recommended Exhibition: Pravda | Pravda is the first solo exhibition of acclaimed Israeli artist Zoya Cherkassky. The exhibition includes some 50 paintings and 50 works on paper. Pravda focuses on Cherkassky’s paintings from recent years that address her personal experiences and the collective experience of the million-strong Russian immigrant influx to Israel in the early 1990s. In works that are at times provocative, humorous and defiant, Cherkassky reflects a cultural encounter that sometimes places an unsettling mirror before Israeli society. Exhibition On View at The Israel Museum, Derech Ruppin 12. For more info, click here.
Recommended Exhibition: No Pasarán | A group exhibition marking 80 years since the Spanish Civil War (1939-1936), a war that quickly became an arena for global clashes. On 26 April 1937, German and Italian bombers attacked Guernica, the peaceful Basque town, killing over 1,600 people. This attack soon became a symbol of the cruelty and civilian suffering of war. The exhibition comprises the works of artists who examine the influence of the Spanish Civil War by inspecting newspaper clippings, music, and periodic documentaries. Exhibition On View until May 31st at The Jerusalem Print Workshop, Shivtei Israel 38. For more info, click here.