Explore time & space with Petach Tikva Museum of Art's newest exhibition
As part of the cultural season of France and Israel 2018, the Petach Tikva Museum of Art presents “The Great Atlas of Disorientation,” by artist Tatiana Trouve. Born in Italy, but living and working in Paris, Tatiana Trouve has exhibited in various solo shows around the world, ranging from the Red Brick Beijing to the Pompidou Center in Paris and Central Park in New York. She has won several awards and has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, the Biennale in Lyon, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and more. In her new solo exhibit at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, spanning two main exhibition halls of the museum, the first space contains "The Great Atlas of Disorientation," and inhabits a series of sculptural objects. It is a seemingly kind of temporary shelter, made of cast bronze, aluminum and copper, cast on the basis of cardboard. Affixed to the sides of these structures are old diaries, various objects (a soap bar, a compass, and so forth). Logs are displayed alongside older objects and other materials. © ELAD SARIG PHOTOGRAPHY The works are of cast-iron sculptures, drowned in symbols, formulas, and various maps, navigational maps – some national and some celestial maps – elements that relate to a variety of times and cultures. Various cracked objects are scattered in this land, due to the passage of time. The purposeful disquiet of the space also intuits a sense of implicit danger that arises both from one’s awareness of the geolog
Jerusalem’s must-visit museums and Israeli art galleries
Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned veteran, when looking for things to do in Jerusalem, it’s impossible to conquer every artifact in Jewish history, Jerusalem restaurant, and under-the-radar site. Throw in Jewish art galleries and top tier museums in Israel and you’re looking at an Israeli culture overload, in the best of ways.
Design Museum Holon presents "Sagmeister & Walsh: A Retrospective"
Nestled on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, in the city of Holon, sits a gem of a museum dedicated entirely to design. Design Museum Holon does not merely curate rotating exhibitions in its gallery spaces; rather, every five months, the network of rooms and hallways housed inside Ron Arad's architecturally stunning building transform into an interactive, informative, and above all, inspiring demonstration of top designers, fashion icons, and private collections from Israel and abroad.
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Arieh Sharon: Architect of the State
In honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, examine one of the most active Israeli architects of the 20th century, who literally built the country as it grew into the landscape we enjoy today. The exhibit presents a comprehensive view and critical examination of Sharon’s shaping of Israeli space. Working through historical contexts heavy with meaning, he designed kibbutzim, residential buildings, office buildings, hospitals, university campuses, and the first master plan for the State. With blueprints, illustrations, models, photographs, letters, and more, the exhibit charts Sharon’s personal and professional life as well as his role in structuring the country.
Oren Eliav: How to Disappear Completely
Young Israeli painter, Oren Eliav, works with an intricate mixed media process to create his fascinating and novel oil painting technique. For his new exhibition at the Israel Museum, Eliav has illustrated the story of Lucretia through a combination of digital reproduction and distortion of images with traditional oil painting. Relating to her relationship with Rome’s tyrannical ruler and her suicide, Eliav explores the story said to have led to the tyranny’s demise and the establishment of the first Roman Republic. In 20 large-scale paintings, visitors can take various routes and wander through a great multitude of different potential interpretations of this legendary story.
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The top five Israeli dance companies
The Israeli dance scene has made impressive contributions to Israeli culture for decades now. For nearly thirty years, Israel’s most preeminent contemporary choreographer and Gaga guru, Ohad Naharin, has transformed Neve Tzedek’s Suzanne Dellal Center into a dancing dreamland, while kibbutzim companies and Jerusalem’s Vertigo continue to surprise their audiences. From modern performances on the periphery to traditional dancing in Jaffa, these five dance companies go above and beyond the Israeli art form, paving their way towards international fame. Get your culture junky fix this month.
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Be´er Sheva Performing Arts Center
The Be´er Sheva Performing Arts center was founded in the early 1970’s by two actresses: Margalit Stander and Naomi Blumenthal. After being founded, the center suffered a rocky start, with difficulties in finding patrons and actors to take part in productions. However, the staff believed in the performing arts center and it garnered more support throughout the years. Today, it houses two of Be´er Sheva's most prominent performing arts groups; the Be´er Sheva Symphony Orchestra and the Be´er Sheva Theater. In addition to musical and theatrical productions, the performing arts center also hosts many events and conventions.