Weekly Highlights in Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene
Exhibition Opening: Suspension Points
The exhibition Suspension Points is a solo show featuring the paintings of Hanna Doukhan. Doukhan’s work depicts situations created by the tension that exists between objects – the way they meet together in colors and forms. Each painting is a result of a process that includes constant learning, appropriation, and observation of a given reality – but also the reconstruction and modification of that reality. Both movements converge, melting into a new painted harmony – something that seems and feels real, something that breathes. Exhibition Opening Thursday March 12, 19:00 at Artspace Gallery, HaZefira St. 5. For more info, click here.
Exhibition Opening: Up and Down the Mountain
This contemporary, local photography exhibition will feature an extensive collection of 70 photographs by 24 diverse photographers. The work in the exhibition focus on the essence of the connection between the artist’s biography and the act of photography. Curated by Etty Schwartz. Exhibition Opening Friday March 13, 12:00 at New Gallery Artists Studios, Teddy Stadium, Gate 22. For more info, click here.
Gallery Talk: Trespassing
The exhibition Trespassing delves into a relatively new phenomenon in Jewish and Palestinian society in Israel: women hailing from a conservative, religious, and patriarchal background, who create bold art that confronts the conventions of the society from which they come. The 15 female artists in the exhibition express the unbearable tension between the digital-global sphere that enables their acquaintance with other worlds, and the intensification of oppressive measures against women in their respective communities. Gallery Talk with the artists and curator and a tour of the exhibition, Friday March 14, 12:00 at The Museum for Islamic Art, HaPalmach St. 2. For more info, click here.
Gallery Talk: Sorrow is Luminous
Featuring the work of Max Epstein, the exhibition Sorrow is Luminous exhibits sculpture and drawing works that explore the depth and light of human pain, and the ability to reflect the darkest time in human existence through art. Gallery Talk Saturday March 14, 12:00 at Agripas 12 Gallery, Agripas St. 12. For more info, click here.