Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Gallery Talk: New York, New York | Two artist talks with Renana Neumann and Shay Eric who are visiting Barbur Gallery in Jerusalem from New York. They will talk about the work they are currently producing. Ranana Neumann combines video installations, animations and mechanical mechanisms through which she jumps between times and places, inventing new histories and memories. Shay Eric is an Israeli artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a master’s degree in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts with honors. Gallery Talk Wednesday August 14, 20:00 at Barbur Gallery Shirizli St. 6. For more info, click here.

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Exhibition Opening: BauNow |Celebrating 100 Years of Bauhaus,the BauNow project brought together researchers from the Graduate School of Indiustrial Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau. In joint workshops and individual work, the participants embroidered exhibitions in Israel and Germany. The exhibitions showcase design work that the participants created together and separately around questions about the relevance of Bauhaus ideas today: what can be learned from them, and what can be updated or preserved. Exhibition Opening Thursday August 15, 19:00 at Hansen House, Gdliyahu Alon St. 14. For more info, click here. 

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Last Chance to See: If Angels Cast Shadows | Solo exhibition featuring the works of Stuart Duffin, a Scottish painter and a print artist who works and creates in his studio in Glasgow and at the Jerusalem Print Workshop. His present exhibition at the workshop features print works from the last five years that combine etching and mezzotint. His works deal with a reality of war and the possibility of its resolution alongside an enduring preoccupation with the transient nature of human life. Duffin explores these themes within the historical relationship between religion and science, and while incorporating various elements such as church iconography and map-making. On view until Thursday, August 15 at The Jerusalem Print Workshop, Shivtei Israel St. 38.  For more info, click here.

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Recommended Exhibition: Times of Twilight | The works of Liav Gabay and Ra’anan Harlap play with the viewer’s senses and in a way disorients them. In times of twilight we are not sure whether we are in the awareness of day or in the subconscious of night, it is when light and dark embrace one another and the mind is softened into a place of exploration and questioning. “Times of Twilight” gives the viewer an opportunity to wander in a puzzling state without trying to solve the perplexities they surface but rather just to spend time and to be present in the enigma. On view at the Artist Wall at Art Cube Artist Studios, HaUman St. 26, floor 3. For more info, click here.

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