Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Exhibition Opening: TechnoText | TechnoText is a week long exhibition featuring two interactive installations, Wikiland by the Turing Dames and Hyperphrasis. experiments. The opening will be the first of five Technotext experiments, followed by a week of interactive events and performances in the gallery. Exhibition Opening Sunday August 25, 20:00 at Barbur Gallery, Shirizli St. 6. For more info, click here.

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Promotional photo for TechnoText courtesy of Barbur Gallery

Gallery Talk: Manifesto | A tour-de-force multi-screen film installation, Manifesto draws on the somewhat anachronistic literary form of manifestos – declarations of belief usually combined with a call for action. Artist Julian Rosefeldt revisited dozens of 20th-century manifestos, examining their relevance and power today and blending foundational texts of art movements including Dada, Surrealism, and Futurism to create thirteen new texts written as monologues. Sole actor Cate Blanchett performs the monologues as different characters in diverse settings. Gallery Talk Wednesday,August 28, 12:00 at The Israel Museum, Ruppin Blvd. 12 (entrance ticket to museum required). For more info, click here.

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Exhibition view of Manifesto, photo by Elie Posner

Exhibition Opening: Working End Standing End |The exhibition Working End Standing End presents a special project created by Maya Attoun following the workshop’s invitation during the past year and includes screenprints and mezzotins alongside and combined with sculptures. The exhibition is an additional new chapter in Attoun’s oeuvre which deals with journeys and the physical and metaphysical connections between science and art. Exhibition Opening Thursday August 29, 19:00 at Jerusalem Print Workshop, Shivtei Israel St. 38. For more info, click here.

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Ra by Maya Attoun, 2019

Exhibition Opening: Alina SpeshilovA solo exhibition consisting of new print works created by Alina Speshilov in the workshop during 2017-2018 as part of her winning Alima Prize for Printmaking. The works, in etching and screenpring, reflect a physical, visual, emotional and metaphoric journey between Tel Aviv and Jerusalm – a road that represents for the Speshilov a momentous experience, oscillating between different realities and states of mind. Exhibition Opening Thursday August 29, 19:00 at Jerusalem Print Workshop, Shivtei Israel St. 38. For more info, click here. 

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Tel Aviv – Jerusalem by Alina Speshilov, 2018

Gallery Talk: KavimGabi Yair’s solo exhibition features small drawings on paper and large paintings on paper and canvas, all of which are poetic expressions in which Yair’s distinctly artistic manuscript is evident. Like the small drawings, so do the large color works depicting an invisible landscape, created in Yair’s mind over and over again, from a constantly changing sound and rhythm. The scenic but familiar and universal route of the landscape almost always leaves a horizon to breathe in. If all our encounter with art is an invitation to a silent conversation then Gabby’s art acts are an invitation to roam the mental landscapes, whirl the energy of the lines, listen to the inner music and find the path leading to the horizon. Gallery Talk Thursday August 29, 20:00 at Agripas 12 Gallery, Agripas St. 12. For more info, click here.

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Untitled by Gabi Yair, 2018

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