Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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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. Gallery Talk with curator Mira Lapidot. Tuesday, September 10, 19:00 at The Israel Museum, Ruppin Blvd. 12 (in Hebrew, entrance ticket required). For more info, click here. 

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Gallery Talk: David Serry | Solo exhibition featuring the photographs by David Serry, curated by his son Shlomo Serry 1933-2019. And the man behind is my father, or me, connecting beads to the chain”.Gallery Talk about the works of David Serry with gallery member and son of the artist, Shlomo Serry. Wednesday, September 11, 19:00 at Marie Gallery, Agripas St. 12. For more info, click here. 

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Recommended Exhibition: Yoram TV | Throughout the Mekudeshet festival, art Yoram Amirt’s last home (27 Messilat Yesharim) will be open to visitors where they can watch an art/doco, TV installation created by Arik Futterman and inspired by Yoram and his work. The installation is constructed from old television sets that were picked up off the street, which visually portray the different worlds that Yoram touched during his life. On view until September 20 at Messilat Yesharim 27 (hours Sun-Thurs 18:00-22:00). For more info, click here.

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Recommended  Exhibition: Landscape Stones | A new exhibition featuring the works of Joshua Borkowski’s “Landscape Stones” — paintings which give us a glimpse of the artist’s unique and rare collection of items he has collected around the world for the past decade. A small part of the collection was photographed by Eli Posner for the BlackBox exhibition. On view until October 10, 2019 at Black Box Yafo 97 Gallery, Yafo St. 97. For more info, click here.

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Last Week To See:  The Moon is A Sun Returning As A GhostThe first solo exhibition for the artist, this exhibition showcases old and newly produced works. Noor Abuarafeh’s practice has been concerned with the construction of canons whether institutional, art historical, or discursive. She creates intimate small histories around those who were pushed out to the outskirts of canons. On view until Sunday, September 15th at Al Ma’Mal Foundation, Al Ja’walida St. 8. For more info, click here. 

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