Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene
Exhibition Opening: In The Masculine Form | In many languages it is customary to appeal to the public in a masculine manner. Out of this, worlds of content and thought from today are formulated using the masculine language. This approach has the ability to create, whether consciously or unconsciously, thought patterns that exclude the feminine or femininity in language. In the face of this complexity, the project was born, In The Masculine Form. The project invites artists from different fields of art to respond to the subject. Gallery Opening Monday December 30, 19:00 at Koresh 14 Gallery, Koresh St. 14 (entrance daled). For more info, click here.
Gallery Talk: Zaum Attack | An evening of futurist poetry – inspired by Nino Biniashvili’s exhibition Zaum Attack. At the beginning of the twentieth century a group of Russian artist and poets devised the language of Zaum. This was a futuristic language that was an aesthetic expression of the revolutionary ideas taking shape during the final years of the Russia empire and the rise of the Soviet regime. Building on Zaum poetry and the experimental principles of the Russian Futurist artists, Nino Biniashvili conceived the idea that is at the base of the exhibition ZaumAttack – an attack of delusional feeling arising from a lack of comprehensibility and loss of language due to immigration or travel to a foreign linguistic territory. Gallery Talk and special event featuring: the poet Lali Tsipi Michaeli, Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem, and the poet Amir Menashehof. Thursday January 2nd, 19:00 at Art Cube Artists Studios, HaUman St. 26. For more info, click here.
Exhibition Closing: 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. Closing Event Friday January 3, 11:00 at New Gallery Artist Studios, Teddy Stadium Gate 22. For more info, click here.
Recommended: Between Two Syllables There is An Empty Space | The exhibition presents poems by Zali Gurevitch alongside photography, video, painting, and print works. Most of the works were not created specifically in relation with Gurevitch’s poetry, but were chosen due to their tacit dialogue with the poems, especially in the way they follow the fleeting and the permanent in reality and in art. On view at The Musrara School New Gallery, 9 Ha’ayin Chet St., Jerusalem. For more info, click here.