Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene
Exhibition Opening: Taking Stock
Taking Stock exhibits twenty-two graduates from the inclusive industrial design studies and photographic communication department at Hadassah Academic College who have graduated in the last five years. The works in the exhibition present a wide range of areas of practice, from the design and photography worlds, but there is also a broad common ground: social sensitivity, a person-centered approach, a reference to cultural backgrounds, and an attempt to understand human needs. Exhibition Opening Thursday January 30th, 19:00 at Azrieli Gallery, HaNeviim St. 29. For more info, click here.
Gallery Talk: Dynamo
The exhibition Dynamo brings new works together originating in various modes of sculpture. All of them are based on an initial act of drawing followed by a response. The show focuses on the emergence of drawing in sculpture alongside volume, material, and form. The function of drawing in it is neither decorative nor superfluous; it constitutes the work, although it is not necessarily present at its starting point. Gallery Talk Friday January 31st, 12:00 at Barbur Gallery, Shirizli St. 6. For more info, click here.
Recommended Exhibition: Between Two Syllables There is an Empty Space
In Zali Gurevitch’s poetry, language is place, space, and time. It is charged with density, caesura, and metamorphoses, fullness and emptiness, with a unceasing search for equilibrium and balance between place and non-place, earth and sky, speech and silence, seriousness and playfulness. The exhibition presents poems by 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 the 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 New Gallery in Musrara, Hayin Het St. 9. For more info, click here.