Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene
Gallery Talk: Lydia
Rina Ezroni’s solo exhibition, Lydia, presents a collection of portraits spanning more than a decade. The collection is organized into multiple series, characterized by independent aesthetics, rules and order in color and style. Gallery Talk Tuesday January 7th, 19:30 at Marie Gallery, Agripas St. 12. For more info, click here.
Gallery Talk and Open Studio: That We’ve Forgotten The Rain
The conceptual point of departure for Itamar Mendes-Flohr’s first solo exhibition, That We’ve Forgotten The Rain is the water cisterns at Hansen House in Jerusalem. The exhibit transforms the spaces of the Mamuta Art and Research Center into a laboratory for artistic research about the connection between water and stone (from which the walls of the cisterns are made), motion, and light. On Friday, Mamuta and the artist will offer a look into Mendes-Flohr’s laboratory-studio, where visitors will discover the world of the artist, researcher, and inventor: preparatory sketches for the present exhibit, parts of previous works that undergo a metamorphosis into new works and works in progress. Gallery Talk and open studio Friday January 10th, 11:00 at Mamuta Art and Media Center. For more info, click here.
Exhibition Opening: Living Life
Liron Cohen, Judith Asher, and Liza Lurie have been working together to create a series of works which examine the Hansen House, it’s history, garden, cultural memory and it’s renewed place within the urban narrative — exploring the tension between the realistic and fantastical, now and then, life and death. The exhibition relates to the metamorphosis between the static enclosed elements to those dynamic, holding a sense of renewal. The process of work included regular meetings, each artist following her own path. The results include graphic marks, animations and large drawings on canvas and paper. Exhibition Opening Friday January 10th, 11:00 at Hansen House, Gdliyahu Alon St. 14. For more info, click here.
Exhibition Closing: Democracy Now
Drawings, photographs and installations which challenge the visitor to examine what is left from democracy, and what remains of the promise for a new world of equal rights and opportunities. Have we lost hope in democracy? Has democracy become a synonym for corruption? Have the mission of democracy and those it was meant to serve been forgotten? Exhibition Closing Friday January 10th, 10:00 at Museum on the Seam, Heil Handassa St. 4. There are two additional exhibitions closing at MOTS this day, The Uncanny & The Crying Game. For more info, click here.