Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Gallery Talk: Living Under Water | Five international artists were invited to Venice: Meydad Eliyahu, Leora Wise, Lynne Avadenka, Ken Goldman and Andi Arnovitz. These artists explored humanity’s environmental challenges through the experience of the city that, sadly, reflects the climate change crisis: Venice. Living Under Water compels us to think, act and respond. Through multidisciplinary artistic explorations, the viewer confronts and synthesizes the complex crisis that is climate change. The exhibition provides us both with written material to reflect upon and a powerful visual vocabulary to process this global crisis.Gallery Talk Sunday November 24, 18:30-19:30 at Hechel Shlomo King George St. 58. For more info, click here.

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Gallery Talk: Not In Heaven | Not In Heaven offers a layered view of the relationship between the biblical verses, the motivation to fulfil the ideas inherit in them, and the tangible artistic act that creates something out of nothing, because “it is not in Heaven.” The exhibition offers a new appraisal of the creative process, from the moment of the initial idea to the “creation” of the work and its present installation. The works offers many perspectives for action and inquiry, from those engaged in a search for the sublime and its embodiment in reality, to individual works that relate to and connect with the yearning to deeply and personally experience that which is human and universal. Gallery Talk Wednesday November 27th, 17:45 at The Van Leer Institute, 43 Jabotinsky St. For more info, click here. 

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Gallery Talk: Deliberately Random | In her new body of work, Khen Shish investigates the relationship between randomness and intention, as she creates through a process that recalls the Rorschach test used in psychology. Shish pours paint or ink on a page, which she then folds in half to produce amirror image. Taking the result as her starting point, she completes the work, whether by adding gold leaf or actual myrtle leaves, or by using photographic and print techniques. Gallery Talk with the curator and artists, Wednesday November 27th, Ticho House, HaRan Agan St. 10. For more info, click here.

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Gallery Talk: Disorientation | The term orientation, finding ones position, originates in the Latin orientis or oriens, meaning “to shine” or “East,” to which ancient maps pointed. The exhibition is on view in the New Gallery, Teddy Stadium, a complex that stands aloof in terms of the city’s spread, severed from the fabric of the urban street life, neighborhood, and community. The works by the six participating artists engage in definitions of place and its relationship with its visual markers. They mark out a place while simultaneously subverting the possibility of orientation within it. Participating artists: Yael Burstein, Ran Slavin, Daniel Paley, Nira Pereg, Esther Schneider, Paz Sher. Gallery Talk Friday November 29, 11:00 at New Gallery Teddy Stadium, Gate 22. For more info, click here

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Daniel Paley, Spread Out Before You, wood, fiberglass and rop,e
2019.

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