I would not go as far as saying Tel-Hai is located at the end of the world, more like Tel-Hai is where you stop and ask for directions to the end of the world. Located close to Israel's northern border, this historic site features the only photography museum in Israel, The Open Museum of Photography.
Currently the museum is hosting its annual exhibit consisting of works by recent graduates of Israel's leading photography institutions, including Musrara, from which I recently graduated.
Two of my art works are displayed at that exhibit: a video work called 'Things I Needed To Hear' and this photo featuring two sisters taken in Laos in 2002:
The Open Museum of Photography
Tel-Hai Industrial Park
November 1 – December 30, 2007
This coming Saturday one of my art works will be offered for sale at a charity art sale. Me and about two hundred other leading artists are participating in a one day public event that will hopefully result in a considerable monetary contribution to the Workers Advice Center‘s ‘Women and Work’ project which aims to help Arab women break the cycle of poverty.
You are cordially invited to spend your Oneg Shabbat gazing at contemporary art (mostly paintings and photos), and possibly buying an artwork, thus helping a worthy cause. Check out the (partial) online catalogue here.
Minshar Art School
18 David Chachami street
Saturday, November 10th, 2007
From 10am to 10pm
…As we come marching, marching, unnumbered women dead
Go crying through our singing their ancient cry for bread.
Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew.
Yes, it is bread we fight for — but we fight for roses, too!
Bread and Roses – James Oppenheim, 1911
A new video installation of mine will be featured in an upcoming group exhibit in Jerusalem, Israel. Feel free to check me out if you’re in the vicinity – admission is free. Here’s the invitation:
If you are no way near Israel – you can, as always, check my video work online:
I participated in a group exhibit called ‘Postcard City’ (a pun in Hebrew), in which each artist designed a postcard for the city of Jerusalem on its 40th year of reunification. The actual print size of the work is 80×60cm, which is important as it looks different from a distance and up close. Use the + zoom option to have a similar experience.
The photo is of Jaffa gate in Jerusalem, created using a mosaic of photos of the 119 fallen Israeli soldiers during the 2nd Lebanon War.
Last night, a two months project resulted in a very positive outcome, with the opening of a group exhibit of original poetry and photography at the Daila in Jerusalem. Each of the participants juxtaposed one image with one page of text and the result was quite impressive.
During the opening night the place was packed full, while original video clips of Israeli poetry were shown and new poetry was read.
This was the video clip I created for the evening for Yona Wallach’s poem titled ‘Cassius’, sung by Rona Kenan:
You are all invited to the Beaujolais Festival, held this week in Jerusalem and featuring selected works from students of Jerusalem various art school.
Here is the program (in Hebrew):