Art

Jerusalem Festival of Light

Various light exhibits and installations during the opening night of the annual Jerusalem Festival of Light, in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, on June 28, 2017. The festival, which features both Israeli and international artists and creators, takes place annually in Jerusalem's Old City and the surrounding areas.

"Maybe, Maybe Not" a new exhibition for Ai Weiwei at the Israel Museum

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is displaying works by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, for the first time in Israel. His new exhibition "Maybe, Maybe Not" is made of a series of installation works, including: "Sunflower Seeds," a collection of millions of handcrafted and painted porcelain seeds, weighing approximately 23 tons, that is meant to critique China's modern-day mass production methods that have overwhelmed traditional manufacturing and handicraft. "Trees," a set of sculptures of trees made of dead roots, trunks and branches collected in southern China. “Soft Ground” has particular resonance for Israel - a 250-square-meter (2,700-square-foot), hand woven carpet that replicates the floor of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, the gallery where Nazi-approved artwork was displayed during the Third Reich. In addition, wallpapers across part of the exhibition depict the plight of refugees while mixing in classical images. The exhibition will run through Oct. 28.

In February 2016, the Tel Aviv Museum reportedly pulled an exhibition by Ai and the Israeli photographer Miki Kratsman because of political pressures. It had been due to include portraits of Palestinians. According to the museum, there were problems scheduling the show.

Recent Publication - The Washington Post

Photos for a story about artist Solomon Souza and visionary Berel Hahn, who are transforming the famous Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem to a spray-paint portrait gallery.

To read the full story by William Booth and Ruth Eglash click here wapo.st/1XRFCh8

You can also visit the commissions page on this website to view more photos http://bit.ly/1XYewF5

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Silent Story

An art installation by artists of the Mamuta Project is seen at the Hansen House in Jerusalem, on May 13, 2014. The Mamuta Project is a center for artistic creation, encounters, research, and display of art. The Center is an artist’s run space, developed and directed by the Sala-Manca Group of independent Jerusalem-based artists that creates in different fields: performance, video, installation & new media since 2000.

You can visit their websites for more information and inspiration: Mamuta and Sala-Manca Group

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