Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene

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Gallery Talk: Curatorial Visit with Avital Naor Wexler

Avital Naor Wexler,  curator and Artistic Director of Beita Gallery will talk about the way in which cities in general and Jerusalem in particular, influence curatorial ways of thought and practice. Naor Wexler will talk about the different exhibitions she has curated which deal with urbanism from a variety of aspects, how the street influences art in a city, and about public procurement. Gallery Talk Wednesday February 12th, 18:30 at Art Cube Artists Studios, HaUman St. 26, floor 3. For more info, click here. 

Beita Gallery
View of the exhibition ‘Green Lung’, Maya Israel and Maria Chachnovich, Curator: Avital Naor Wexler, Photography: Kasim Dinstein, 2018

Gallery Talk: A Pit in the Public Space 

A winter walk around Hansen house cisterns and Mamuta’s spaces as part of That We’ve Forgotten The Rain exhibition. At the event, three artists will intervene in the water cisterns, emphasizing the existence of the subterranean water system built with the Hospital and the potential of healing it holds. Amir Bolzman, Galia Lulko and Hagar Goren will intervene the water cisterns, Short films by Mili Ben Hayl & Tamar Shippony, Dana Levy, Thalia Hoffman with Eifo Dana Company and Itamar Mendes-Flohr will be screened. Gallery Talk Thursday February 13th, 19:00 at Mamuta Art and Media Center, Gdaliyahu Alon St. 14. For more info, click here.

Itamar Mendes Flohr Mamuta Art and Media Center Hansen House

Closing Event: Traces VII – Action Line

The history of drawing has been reviewed extensively and from diverse angles by the curators of the previous biennale editions, who unfolded a fascinating account of the development of drawing and explored the medium’s affinities to the surface perceived as most characteristic of it—paper. Action Line, the 7th Biennale for Drawing, does not focus on any specific surface or any affinity, whether negative or positive, to such a potential surface. In fact, it centers on the space itself—the sphere where the act of drawing takes place, and the traces it leaves on it. In this respect, the majority of the works in this biennale are devoid of a surface and do not maintain a relation between surface and action. Closing Event Saturday February 15th, 12:00 at the Jerusalem Artists House, HaNaggid St. 12. For more info, click here.

Avner Pinchover Jerusalem Artists House Drawing Biennale
Avner Pinchover, Riot Glass, 2019, Video, videography Misha Kaminsky. Photo courtesy of Jerusalem Artists House.

Gallery Talk: Trespassing 

The exhibition Trespassing shines a light on a new phenomenon in Jewish society and Palestinian society in Israel — women who come from conservative societies and create art that breaks through the boundaries of the societies from which they come. The exhibition will feature the work of 15 Palestinian and religious Jewish female artists who express defiance, anger, a sense of suffocation, longing for release and a desire to break through the boundaries of the traditional gender roles. Gallery Talk with the artists and tour of exhibition, Saturday February 15th, 11:00 at the Museum for Islamic Art, HaPalmach St. 2. Entrance to museum not included. For more info, click here.

The Museum for Islamic Art Amira Zion
Amira Zion, Untitled, 2019.

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