At the "Terra Sancta" Franciscan school, which abuts the wall of the Old City, a football pitch is placed in an asymmetric space which makes it impossible for the goals to face each other, thus giving an advantage to one of the teams. This requires pupils to reach a new geometric compromise in order to play fairly.
The exhibition captures the artistic frame of mind in times of plague and crisis, and describes how the world is shaped by the new reality. The role of art in periods of this kind is to give hope while providing social critique, to evoke imagination, to raise pointed questions about moral issues and to suggest creative ways of dealing with them.
Not by the Dress Alone
We live in a world in which the brand, the price tag or the logo are what define our attitude to our surroundings, and vice versa, and we ask ourselves, do we make the clothes or do the clothes make us? And if so, why do clothes carry such an important role in our lives, since the day we first covered ourselves with a fig leaf we came across in the Garden of Eden?
The Crying Game
The exhibition exposes the civilization that allows people to live their lives without thinking about or questioning the horrors that lie a step or two away from the lives that most of us live. Throughout 30 etchings by Marcelle Hanselaar we get a glance to the world of women and girls as war victims.
A work of art can memorialize a moment in time that one might wish to forger, and provoke the viewer to choose – look away or keep looking.
Jerusalem - Self Portrait
The exhibition "Jerusalem – Self Portrait" brings together different people who though may be poles apart, share their lives in Jerusalem. The exhibition presents an impossible reality, documented by photographers living in Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews alike, fashion photographers as well as news photographers, working in all corners of the city.
Throughout video installation you will participate in a ‘Tish’ at the Rabbi’s court and will find yourselves in the midst of a street demonstration. You will meet young Muslim girls for whom the Hijab has become a fashionable accessory, and will conclude their visit at a nocturnal party of lost souls.
The group exhibition exposes us, the viewers, to the inner world of women, while identifying cases of subjugation and discrimination that mostly occur in the private and public spheres. The images portray a harsh reality that oblige us to open our eyes and boldly observe them closely, and thus to express our solidarity with this struggle.
Last photos of the Pulitzer Prize winner
Prior to her assassination in Afghanistan
Curator: Gisela Kayser, Berlin
"It is so important, even more so today, that we take the time to understand who the people are in these areas, understand them, understand what life is about for them and not just in relation to the West."
The exhibition attempts to scrutinize the existing harsh relationship between mankind and other animals, and to challenge us to show sensitivity and to face the reality of which the majority amongst us is not sufficiently aware. The exhibition calls upon us to look at the flesh and blood as a fabric connecting the family of animals, of which we are part, and to treat it with respect and compassion.
Plastic waste is currently one of the most harmful developments on Earth. It is the focus of global discussions regarding treatment of solid waste, mainly due to it being a toxic material that is not bio-degradable, breaking down to tiny particles, “micro plastic” which finds its way into the bodies of fish, birds and other animals who feed on what nature offers them.
Rani Sasson and Dror Ben Ami contemplate the natural forces and their innermost being, offering a moving experience of the process of creation in which the spirit is briefly touched and we are reborn.In the exhibition we will meet Rani Sasson's intimate, sensitive story, who shares her feelings with us and shows us her personality and femininity in a story about motherhood and childhood.We will also meet Dror Ben Ami, who takes us on a journey into our self-imagination, transporting us to lost unfamiliar landscapes.
Drawings, photographs and installations which challenge the visitor to examine what is left from democracy, and what remains of the promise for a new world of equal rights and opportunities.
Have we lost hope in democracy? Has democracy become a synonym for corruption? Have the mission of democracy and those it was meant to serve been forgotten?
Faith seeks to strictly preserve the boundaries and laws of the Jewish tradition, while contemporary art serves as a mirror depicting our times and their constant change.
It seems that lately an interaction is taking place between these two. The exhibition seeks to contribute and serve as a bridge while helping us understand this renewed discourse through the messages that the artists convey to us.
We adore them and hate them at the same time; we admire them and despise them. We project our whims and hopes onto them and at the same time watch them being lead restrained and humiliated to courtrooms derived of their mythical powers and charisma.
We bear witness lately, to an unprecedented local and global leadership crisis.
will aspire to investigate the relationship between the private home and the state. It will study the formal and functional similarity between the two spaces which enables the definition of both as "home" (the national home), and the difference between them, which traditionally places the former in the private (or natural) sphere and the latter in the political sphere.
This exhibition aims to touch upon the increasingly unraveling seam between deviant states and normative states, and to point resolutely at the place where the temporary emergency situation turns into a legitimized ongoing situation that in the end leads to a paranoia of suspicion and to the use of violence to re-establish public order.
Do we have good reasons to worry about the ultimate human-like machine we are developing, and will it very soon prove us severely mistaken? Or, in other words, is humankind on the verge of a struggle for control versus man-made machines, which are beginning to form their own independent thoughts?
The Case of Hiroshima
The Exhibition deals with the consequences of a total annihilation of humanity by humanity itself using the technology it produces, and raises for renewed discussion issues of identity, ethics, sovereignty and the use of military force in a total war that will exterminate mankind.
We live in a postmodern era which is characterized by the absence of a sense of ontological security and a lost sense of individualism.
Are individuals responsible for their acts and hence for their fate and their freedom of choice?
To what extent do society and the authorities restrict individuals, their personalities and decision making, and to what extent are their moral choices influenced by their social identity?
Loneliness is a major contemporary phenomenon, gaining more and more impact on people’s lives. The exacting urban environment, in the face of social and technological changes, never leaves the individual in peace – it forever urges him, stimulates his nerves and attacks his senses in an endless sequence of fleeting perceptions and random impressions.