Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Exhibition Opening: Letters of Light | Letters of Light is a solo exhibition by local artist and scribe Kalman Gavriel Delmoor. It will highlight the deep and mystical tradition of the Hebrew letters in the artists unique and creative way where he portrays letters as beautiful and profound ideas that, upon consideration, come to life in different forms and fill the imagination with ideas. Exhibition Opening Sunday July 14, 20:00 at the Istanbuli Synagogue, 18 Beit El St. (on view until August 8).

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Exhibition Opening: Inside Painting | This large-scale solo show by leading contemporary Israeli painter Gilad Efrat explores the evolution of his unique painting style and approach, typified by “digging” into layers of paint. Starting with his earliest works, which focus on local and politically significant archeological sites, the exhibition moves to his later depictions of barren deserts, swamps, and moonscapes, before showcasing his most recent abstract paintings. Exhibition Opening Tuesday July 16, 19:00 at The Israel Museum, Rupin Blvd. 12. For more info, click here.

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Exhibition Opening: Bezalel Graduate Show | The Bezalel Academy Graduate show presents the work of the young artists in Israel, who represent leading talent in their field. They are the leaders of the future generations and these artists will shape the face of art and design in Israel and around the world, giving us a taste of everything that is fresh in the field of design, art, and architecture in Israel. The exhibition will include over 400 projects from the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, design, installations, performance, video & animation, ceramics & glass, and jewelry, fashion & accessories. Exhibition Opening Thursday July 18, 20:00 at Bezalel Academy. For more info, click here.  *CAIJ is hosting a tour of the Bezalel Graduate show on Friday, July 19th, to sign up click here. 

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Exhibition Opening: Grand Kenyon | Exhibition featuring the works of Ronit Porat and Guy Königstein, curated by Maayan Sheleff. Exhibition Opening Saturday July 20, 20:30. For more info, click here.

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Recommended: Barbur B&B | Each year, Barbur Gallery hosts a list of artists for their residency program, Barbur B&B. An artist a day spends 24 hours in the gallery — eating, sleeping, and working on a piece of art to install in the gallery. By the end of July, the entire gallery will be filled with a diverse display of artworks. Visitors are invited to check out the residency during the galleries open hours, where you can meet the artist, see them in action, and ask questions about their work! The residency participants come from various fields of art — plastic arts, music, dance. theater, performance, poetry, urban arts and critical writing. Exhibition Open Sun-Thurs 16:00-20:00, Fri 11:00-14:00  at Barbur Gallery, Shirizli St. 6. For a full schedule visit www.barbur.org.

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