Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Exhibition Opening: Ruth Kestenbaum | An eclectic collection of works by Ruth Kestenbaum. Born in Israel, Kestenbaum lives in the Galilee, where she paints figures and landscapes. Based on deep observation of reality, exploring multilevel identities and histories, Kestenbaums paintings are a source of self-inspiration and develop a continue language.  Exhibition Opening Tuesday October 15th, 17:30-19:30 at Art Space Gallery, HaTzefira St. 5. For more info, click here. 

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Gallery Talk: This Rock And All The Remaining Ones | Elena Rotenberg’s paintings arouse curiosity, attesting to painterly intelligence rife with street knowledge and studio wisdom. 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. As in photography, she edits and manipulates the painted image, which thus becomes dynamic, while also harnessing its built-in flaws, such as masking, blurring, and lack of focus. Gallery Talk Tuesday October 15, 18:00 at the Jerusalem Artists House, HaNaggid St. 12. For more info, click here. 

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Gallery Talk: Grounded | Artist Etti Abergel will facilitate a discussion between artists Dana Tannhauser and Yoav Fish about their exhibition Grounded, which features sculpture and installation works made in the last year. The talk will focus their work processes, sources of inspiration, sculpture, and the idea of working and living in Jerusalem as artists.  Gallery Talk Thursday October 17th, 20:00 at The Villa Gallery, Beit Lechem St. 104. For more info, click here. 

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Exhibition Opening: Thick | Thick is a group exhibition featuring the 11 members of Barbur Gallery. The exhibition incorporates sculpture, photography, video, drawing, sound, performance and painting. The title Thick refers the the variety of ways in which the artists experience their surroundings, the diverse fields they work in, and the circumstances around them— as well as the thick common space which with they work in. This general statement extends to different strata: thick as a situation that entails density; as a texture characterized by resistance to movement; a difficulty to comprehend or to get out of, a clouding of the possibility to see clearly. Exhibition Opening Friday October 18, 12:00 at Barbur Gallery, Shirizli St. 6. For more info, click here.  

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