Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Gallery Talk: A Modern Love | The passion of photography’s collectors in the late 20th century mirrors the passion of its avant-garde modernist practitioners from the beginning of the same century: a profound desire to approach the world with new visual explanations. The unusual points of view adopted by those modernist cameras would – for example – serve ideological agendas, blur the distinction between abstraction and realism, or simply challenge the truth of photographs. A Modern Love presents gifts at the core of the Museum’s holdings, notably the private collection of the late Noel and Harriette Levine, which includes some of the most renowned works by American and European camera artists. Gallery Talk (in Hebrew) Tuesday, July 30th, 19:00 at the Israel Museum, Ruppin Blvd. 12. For more info, click here.

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Exhibition Opening: Nepotism | A new group show at Marie Gallery featuring a select work from a group of artists who are also friends and family. The exhibition will feature works spanning photography, painting, and collage. Exhibition Opening Thursday, August 1, 20:00 at Marie Gallery, Agripas St. 12. For more info, click here. 

 

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Exhibition Closing: Barbur BNB Finale Party | For the past month, Barbur Gallery has hosted the Barbur BNB residency program — one artist each day for the month of July spends 24 hours in the gallery installation a work of art. The Grand Finale party for the festival is when visitors can see all the works the resident artists made during this month. The participating artists come from various fields of art — plastic arts, music, dance. theater, performance, poetry, urban arts and critical writing. Exhibtion Closing event Wednesday, July 31 at 20:00 at Barbur Gallery, Shirizli St. 6. For more info, click here. 

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Photo courtesy of Barbur Gallery

Exhibition Closing: Bezalel Graduate Show | This is the final week to visit the Bezalel Graduate show. The exhibition includes 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, Martin Buber St. 1. For more info click here. 

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Photo courtesy of Bezalel Academy

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