- by Jenna Romano


Visiting in Jerusalem in July? There are some great opportunities for art lovers this month to see new and exciting exhibitions in this city, you just need to know where to look! Here are some recommendations from yours truly. 
 
I.
Title: Stream of Consciousness
Artists: Itai Anker, Yishai Faran, Arik Futterman, Ilia Gorovitz, Shaul Kohan Adi Koom,Yair Moss, Adin Peskoff & Shlomit Yaakov.
Venue: New Gallery
Dates: Open until July 29th, 2017
 
Stream of Consciousness, curated by Itai Anker and Arik Futterman brings together video and sound artists in a joint site-specific installation exhibited at the New Gallery Teddy Stadium. The installation, comprising four different episodes is played on a surround sound system and projected by means of a video mapping technique on the faces of a giant concrete cube in the New Gallery. The Jerusalem based artists were invited by the exhibition curators to work together for the first time in order to create an all embracing, powerful experience of image and sound. Duration: 40 minutes.

Photo: Yishai Faran, Simmering with the Wizard of Loneliness  

Photo: Yishai Faran, Simmering with the Wizard of Loneliness
 

II.
Title: Barbur B&B
Artists: Various visiting Artists
Venue: Barbur Gallery
Dates: Until July 31s, 2017
 
Barbur B&B is here! For the month of July, Barbur will be hosting it’s 3rd annual residency program Barbur B&B, where 30 artists from all over Israel will take a turn residing in the gallery itself. Each artist spend 24 hours in the gallery, where they eat, sleep and install a piece of artwork, each day adding to what will be a final gallery group show. It’s a great chance to meet with local artists! 

Photo, Barbur B&B  calendar.   

Photo, Barbur B&B  calendar. 
 

III. 
Title: The Black List
Artists: Andi Arnovitz
Venue: Jerusalem Artists House
Dates: On view until August 26th, 2017
 
In Jerusalem based artist Andi Arnovitz’s solo show, The Black List, the artist uses her space to highlight events which she connects to the power and finance mechanisms of both ultra orthodox institutions and secular society. These events are critiqued, and Arnovitz perceives that they that have been added to the ‘blacklist’ of injustices against weaker members of society.  Arnovitz repeatedly engages with these layers of  burning issues in both the content of her works and the repetitive structure and density of the material and images. 

Photo: Cholmondeley Ladies Redux, 2016, etching and chine colle, 67x107 cm  

Photo: Cholmondeley Ladies Redux, 2016, etching and chine colle, 67x107 cm