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Fall, Art, Jerusalem

by Jenna Romano | 25.10.17
Jerusalem Biennale. Exhibition view of "Popthadox: Black Humor" Photo by Sophie Weinstein.

Jerusalem Biennale. Exhibition view of “Popthadox: Black Humor” Photo by Sophie Weinstein.

October is a uniquely dynamic month for the art and culture scene in Jerusalem this year. The ‘start of the art season’ brings with it plenty of new exhibitions, with two events in particular that may entice Tel Avivians to make the ride to the Holy City: The Jerusalem Biennale and The Manofim Festival.

The 3rd Jerusalem Biennale is an international art event spanning nine diverse venues throughout the city; including 25 exhibitions which celebrate the versatility and relevance of Contemporary Jewish Art. This year’s theme, Watershed is interpreted by founder and director Ram Ozeri as an idea emphasizing Jerusalem as a cultural and historical focal point (the city is, after all, a geological watershed)—and a reflection on collective and individual ‘watershed moments’ throughout history until the present day. The Biennale will be open until Nov. 16, and tickets can be purchased online. Perhaps the best way to visit the event is by joining a guided tour.

Manofim Contemporary Art Festival, founded by Rinat Edelstein and Leehee Shiluv, is celebrating its ninth year in Jerusalem. The five-day festival brings really brings the art scene to life, and to the forefront of the city one week. Visitors can expect non-stop art events; including exhibition openings, performances, art conferences, parties, one-on-one artist meetings, and more. Throughout the festival, shuttles are provided for visitors to travel in between venues, making event hopping easy! For a full list of Manofim exhibitions and events, visit the Manofim website.

Jerusalem Biennale. Exhibition view, "Skyline Artifact". Photo by Yelena Kvetny.

Jerusalem Biennale. Exhibition view, “Skyline Artifact”. Photo by Yelena Kvetny.

Jerusalem Biennale. View of Lili Almog's exhibition "The Space Within". Photo by Sophie Weinstein.

Jerusalem Biennale. View of Lili Almog’s exhibition “The Space Within”. Photo by Sophie Weinstein.

Jerusalem Biennale. Exhibition View "Who by Water, Who by Fire". Photo by Yelena Kvetny .

Jerusalem Biennale. Exhibition View “Who by Water, Who by Fire”. Photo by Yelena Kvetny .

Jerusalem Biennale. Installation by Mirta Kupferminc. Photo by Eduardo Miller.

Jerusalem Biennale. Installation by Mirta Kupferminc. Photo by Eduardo Miller.

Jerusalem Biennale. View of "Alternative Topography". Photo by Sophie Weinstein.

Jerusalem Biennale. View of “Alternative Topography”. Photo by Sophie Weinstein.

Manofim Festival. Closing night 2016. Photo by Dor Kedmi.

Manofim Festival. Closing night 2016. Photo by Dor Kedmi.

Manofim Festival. Artist appointments. Photo by: Dor Kedmi.

Manofim Festival. Artist appointments. Photo by: Dor Kedmi.

Manofim Festival. Dor Kedmi.

Manofim Festival. Dor Kedmi.

Manofim Festival. "Passing Shadow at Summer Solstice", Neil Folberg, 2016.

Manofim Festival. “Passing Shadow at Summer Solstice”, Neil Folberg, 2016.

Manofim Festival . "Tangle", Tamar Lewinsohn, 2017. Part of the exhibition "Deliberate Randomness" at New Gallery Teddy Stadium.

Manofim Festival . “Tangle”, Tamar Lewinsohn, 2017. Part of the exhibition “Deliberate Randomness” at New Gallery Teddy Stadium.

Manofim Festival. From the exhibition "Dead Asleep" at Barbur Gallery.

Manofim Festival. From the exhibition “Dead Asleep” at Barbur Gallery.


www.jerusalembiennale.org | Facebook | Instagram: @jerusalembiennale

www.manofim.org | Facebook | Instagram: @manofimfestival

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