With the holidays, the new year and the cold weather - it’s easy to sway from discovering new galleries and art in Jerusalem. Here is a list of exhibition that are absolutely worth venturing out for - these exhibitions will warm your soul and mind this January!
Exhibition title: Pravda Pravda
Artists: Zoya Cherkassky
Venue: The Israel Museum
Dates: Opens January 10 2018
Pravda is the first solo exhibition of highly acclaimed Israeli artist, Zoya Cherkassky. The exhibition show will focus on her paintings from recent years that address personal experiences and the collective trials of the Russian immigrant influx to Israel in the early 1990s. In these works that are at times, provocative and defiant, Cherkassky paints a portrait of this cultural encounter that places an unsettling mirror before Israeli society.
Exhibition: Contemporary Arabesque
Artists: Various Artists
Venue: Museum of Islamic Art
Dates: Until April 7th, 2018
Contemporary Arabesque examines how local Palestinian and Israeli artists adopt various motifs associated with the Muslim decorative elements known as arabesque and incorporate them into their work while imbuing their creations with biographical, political and gender related content. The works in the exhibition reflect different approaches to the aesthetic of arabesque: most Israeli artists relate to its form, while Palestinian artists identify it with certain aspects of conservative Islamic culture.
Artist: Gustavo Sagorsky
Venue: Bezalel Academy Photography Department
Solo exhibition by Gustavo Sagorsky. Sagorsky, a fascinating Jerusalem based photographer has an affinity for obsolete objects, their lack of functionality allows him to observe things in a more comprehensive way. This exhibition, Apparitions displays a series of photographs which the artist took over the span of a few years in Jerusalem—displaying mundane objects in a unique light which the artist captured intuitively. For Sagorsky, "Objects are just what they are, their price or value of their components are irrelevant. I like to watch what happens when I get into contact with them and to see the outcome of the act of taking a picture".