July is not the peak of our Israeli summer but temperatures can get quite high and so this month’s recommendations are all about museums. Chilled and quiet, they might be the best way to pass your days.
Exhibition title: Woven and Untangled - New Video Works in the Museum Collection
Artist/s: Group exhibition
Venue: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavillon
Dates: Until 28 October 2017
The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion is one of the most beautiful Modern buildings in Tel Aviv, having the ability to change itself completely for each exhibition. This time it has been turned into a cinema hall for presenting a video art only show. This exhibition is a great way of get acquainted with young Israeli video art, dealing with various political issues such as gender, immigration tensioned histories and more.
Exhibition title: The Kids Want Communism
Artist/s: Max Epstein, Toy Boy, Jonathan Gold, Tal Gafni, Matti Lahat
Venue: Moby Museum of Bat Yam
Dates: From 22 June, 2017
This is part three of a trilogy dedicated to the communist manifest published 99 years ago. Socialist questions are rising up again due to difficult economic atmosphere in Israel and around the globe. It is fascinating to see how young multi-disciplinary artists react to this situation.
Exhibition title: Escape Room
Artists: Shahar Afek, Dorian Gottlieb, Eden Hevroni, Efrat Hakimi, Niv Cohen, Gili Lavy, Dor Zlekha Levy, Guy Nissenhaus, Chen Serfaty, Tal Rosen, Iris Chetritt
Venue: Nahum Gutman Museum
Dates: Until 2 September, 2017
This great exhibition portrays the works of some of Israel art scene’s intriguing new voices. Inspired by popular Escape Room games every work in the show functions as a clue and the whole exhibition is a quest to be solved by the viewers. If you get to the museum, don’t skip Gutman’s paintings exhibited in the second floor.