Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Exhibition Opening: Eye Sight | Solo exhibition featuring the works of Eli Levinger. In Levinger’s paintings in the current exhibition, eyes appear as the repeated subject linking all of the works. These are not portraits in the conventional sense of the word, as the paintings depict eyes only, taken out of their context or any specific figure. The painting is all-seeing; observing us with an intelligent gaze concealing more than it reveals. We are told that the eyes are the “window to the soul. Exhibition Opening Monday September 2, 20:00 at Art Cube Artists Studios, HaUman St. 26, floor 3. For more info, click here.

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Eli Levinger, “Untittled”, acrylic on canvas, 2019.

Exhibition Opening:He Who Fell But Couldn’t Tell If He Even Tried To Resist | Solo exhibition featuring the works of Daniel OksenbergThe installation is built from several separate elements of emotionally charged imagery born of memories from Oksenberg’s life. These are personal motifs that trigger and instantly evoke a deep sense of sadness in him. The exhibition consists of a performative sculptural installation in which the audience is invited to enter an intimate experience both as a viewer and as a prop – it is a stage, an arena populated by actors, painting, objects, lighting and sound elements. Exhibition Opening Thursday September 5, 20:00 at Barbur Gallery, Shirizli St. 6. For more info, click here.

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Exhibition Opening: This Rock and All of the Remaining Ones | Solo exhibition featuring the works of Elena Rotenberg. Rotenberg’s paintings arouse curiosity, attesting to painterly intelligence rife with “street knowledge” and “studio wisdom.” They call upon the viewer to draw nearer and linger on the elusive details comprising their subjects, which are simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar.Rotenberg introduces an innovative, up-to-date painterly language originating in graffiti and snapshots such as those readily available and easily disseminated in the social media. Exhibition Opening Saturday September 7, 12:00 at Jerusalem Artists House, HaNaggid St. 12. For more info click here. 

ילנה רוטנברג, עלהאש, 2018, אקריליק על בד, 100X100 Elena Rotenberg, Alaesh, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 100X100.
Elena Rotenberg, Alaesh, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 100X100

 

Exhibition Opening: The Journey of Shmuel Katz and Shraga Weil |Curators Ron Bartos and Tali Tamir joined forces to curate an exhibition featuring two of the most prominent artists of the Kibbutz Ha’artzi: Shraga Weil (1918–2009)  and Shmuel Katz (1926–2010). The exhibition focuses on one unique year in their long careers—1953—the year in which they traveled to Paris to study printmaking and mural techniques at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts—so they could implement them upon return in the Kibbutz Movement’s visual sphere. Exhibition Opening Saturday September 7, 12:00 at Jerusalem Artists House, HaNaggid St. 12. For more info click here.

שמוליק כץ, בסדנת ההדפס, 1953 ליתוגרפיה Shmuel katz, at the printing workshop, 1953 lithograph.
Shmuel Katz, “At the Printing Workshop”, 1953, lithograph, 64×49

 

Exhibition Opening: Instrument Flying |Instrument flying is a situation in which the pilot relies on data transmitted by the navigation instruments rather than on visibility conditions to control the aircraft. Niva Simon’s works are similarly created without full visibility or control, in a process that evolves in the dark room. They bring together the photogram tradition and photography without a camera via digital means using light emanating from a screen or a projector. Exhibition Opening Saturday September 7, 12:00 at Jerusalem Artists House, HaNaggid St. 12. For more info click here.

ניבה סימון, קרוסלה, 2018 הדפסת כסף, 43.5 X 42 Niva Simon, Carousel, 2018, Two Gelatin silver prints, 43.5 x 42.
Niva Simon, “Carousel”, 2018, Gelatin silver print, 43.5×42

 

Exhibition Opening: New Members 2019 | As part of a long tradition, the Artists House annually adds new members to the Jerusalem Artists Association. Next season’s opening exhibition will feature two artists, both painters, who have recently joined the Association: Korin Abisdris and Matia Oren. Exhibition Opening Saturday September 7, 12:00 at Jerusalem Artists House, HaNaggid St. 12. For more info click here.

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Korin Abisdris, “Danger in the Jungle”  2019, acrylic, ink and pencil on paper 55X50

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