Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene 


Gallery Talk & Performance: He Who Fell But Couldn’t Tell If He Even Tried To Resist | “He Who Fell But Couldn’t Tell If He Even Tried To Resist” is a solo exhibition featuring the works of Daniel Oksenberg [@danieloksenberg]. The 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. Gallery Talk & performance Wednesday October 2, 17:00 at Barbur Gallery,  Shirizli St. 6. For more info, click here.


Gallery Talk: Instruments Flying | Instrument flight 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. Simon ties her still photographs and videos with various media images. Gallery Talk Saturday October 5th, 12:00 at Jerusalem Artists’ House, HaNaggid St. 12. For more info, click here.

 Niva Simon, Icarus, 2018, Video

Recommended Exhibition: Inside Painting | This large-scale solo show by leading contemporary Israeli painter Gilad Efrat explores the evolution of his unique painting style and approach, typified by “digging” into layers of paint. Starting with his earliest works, which focus on local and politically significant archeological sites, the exhibition moves to his later depictions of barren deserts, swamps, and moonscapes, before showcasing his most recent abstract paintings. On view at The Israel Museum, Rupin Blvd. 12. For more info, click here.

Gilad EfraT, Untitled, IMJ_0
Gilad Efrat, Untitled, 2018 courtesy of the Israel Museum

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