Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Gallery Talk and Event: The Larva Society for Psychical Research | The Larva Society for Psychical Research has relocated to the Jerusalem Artists House for three months to explore the potential of the work of art as a medium for spiritualist activity. The Society brings artworks by artists both living and dead together, applying transmitter forces to them—objects which enable communication between matter (the work of art) and anti-matter (the spiritual world). This Tuesday the curators and artists of the group will talk about and give tribute to the  artists and musicians Charlie Megira and Moris Zarfati: screening, conversations, and music playing. Gallery Talk and Event Tuesday June 4, 19:00 at The Jerusalem Artists House, Shmuel HaNaggid St. 12. For more info, click here.

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Exhibition Opening and Screening: Under The SunThe screen based arts at Bezalel Academy will be hosted by HaMiffal in Jerusalem for a night of film screenings inspired by the saying “There is no new thing under the sun” – Kohellet. On the one hand, the world undergoes constant change; on the other, the soul of man remains the same. Art has always been a peek into the human mind of a period, offering a social and cultural perspective. These films beg the question of our era, where do we want to go? Exhibition Opening Tuesday June 4, 20:00 at HaMiffal, HaMaarivim St. 3. For more info, click here.

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Gallery Talk: Fugue in Three Voices | The exhibition Fugue In Three Voices is a small fragment from Roger Ychai ‘s monumental work, the”Mother Project”, his vision: to construct a maze made entirely of massive abstract paintings marked by a dominant color, which changes as one progresses through the maze. The works presented here are mostly recent ones, works born from within the rhythm that self-crystallized in the studio. They carry within them the same musical values that characterize Roger’s studio, and the joint work in it. Gallery Talk Friday June 7, 12:00 at Barbur Gallery, Shirizli St. 6. For more info click here.

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Recommended Exhibition:  Unwillful Movement | The exhibition “Unwilful Movement,” at the Jerusalem Print Workshop confronts political, behavioral, and cultural patterns and their forced disruption that undercuts not only the present but also past and future. Pattern and disruption are at the basis of printmaking, which relies on matrix and its duplication but also calls for variations, surprise, and undermining. The exhibition consists of print works, video, photography and sculpture that unfold states of change and disruptions that are forced upon ways of life, on points of view and on visual forms, and their human, conceptual, and aesthetic outcomes. Exhibition On View at The Jerusalem Print Workshop, Shivtei Israel St. 38. For more info, click here.


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