Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Exhibition Opening: Torah U’elacha – The Missing Archives The Missing Archives is part of a joint project between Muslala, Black Box and the Jerusalem Biennale. The exhibition’s purpose is to change the hegemonic narrative surrounding the foundation of Israeli art in Jerusalem by revisiting the Jerusalem Torah U’Melacha School. It seeks to provide a window onto the school’s activities and bring the works, teachers, and students of the school back to life and to the public’s consciousness. This project uses photographs from the school’s archives and of works that were probably made by Torah U’Melacha artists that are today found in different locations: museum collections, private collections, and the Jerusalem public space. Exhibition Opening Thursday October 24, 19:30 at The Black Box Outdoor Gallery, Yafo St. 97. For more info, click here. 

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Gallery Talk: Heartbeat Seamstress |  Artist Mazal Carmen’s technique combines scraps of paper by sewing them together with thread, which while it is hanging, leaves  the impression of an image of a skeleton surrounded by flesh that is transforming or melting away. Her images combine the imagined with the real, focusing on ‘inferior; materials such as toilet paper, which she burns, dyes, and sews for her projects. Gallery Talk Thursday October 24th, 20:00 at Agripas 12 Gallery, Agripas St. 12 (through the courtyard). For more info, click here.

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Gallery Talk: When A Man From You Bringeth A Sacrifice | Judaism is an ancient religion with thousands of years of history. Contemporary Jews like to believe we are maintaining the traditions and customs of our ancestors.  This exhibition examines the roots of these customs, based on the laws in the Torah, comparing ancient and contemporary Judaism and proposing the idea that they are unrecognizable to each other. Gallery Talk Thursday October 24, 17:30 at Hebrew Union College, King David St. 13. For more info, click here.  Part of the Jerusalem Biennale. 

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