This week again I’m oh so surprised by the amount of new exhibitions opening in the white city. Tel Aviv definitely has an impressive arty rhythm, giving us the opportunity to discover every week different facets of the local art scene. There will be no exception this time, have a look at the recommendations I prepared for you.

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Maya Zack – The Mystical Shabbat

After the impactful exhibition of Eitan ben Moshe, the Alon Segev Gallery is presenting the artwork of the Israeli artist and film-maker Maya Zack.

She ” (…) invites visitors to don 3-D glasses and immerse themselves in rich virtual environments in which she assembles fragments of individual and collective memory. The exhibition The Mystical Shabbat consists of four images taken from the artist’s installation The Shabbat Room, now part of the Jewish Museum of Viennas new permanent exhibition. Zack’s installation reinterprets and revives a work by Viennese Jewish painter Isidor Kaufmann who, in 1899, created for the same museum a traveling installation on the subject of the Shabbat room, entitled Gute Stube. In 1938, the museum was shut down by the Gestapo and its collections confiscated, including Kaufmann’s installation. Using computer-generated visualizations based on rare photographs which survived the war and which document the travels of the Gute Stube across various museums, Zack retraces the path of Kaufmann’s work and its ultimate fate. In this journey back-through-time, she reveals elements of the Gute Stube that derived from the artist’s studio itself and from his paintings, as well as the mystical roots of Shabbat with which it was imbued“*.

When | February 13 AT 8pm

Where | 6 Rothschild Blvd.,Tel Aviv

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Christian Jankowski – Heavy Weight History

The Center for Contemprary Art is opening this week the first solo exhibition in Israel by the German artist Christian Jankowski. Born is 1968 in Göttingen, Jankowski is a contemporary multimedia artist who mostly focuses on photography, video and installations. Working between Berlin and New York, he always showed a particular interest for popular culture/entertainment and mass media such as television or music. I discovered his work through “Strip the Auctioneer“, an installation mocking an auction that took place at Christie’s.   

The show at the CCA will include different body of work :

Heavy Weight History (2013), Tableau Vivant TV (2010), Review (2012), and Visitors (2010).

When | February 13 AT 8pm

Where | 2 Tsadok Ha’Cohen st., Tel Aviv

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Itzhak Livneh – On the Art of Fixing a Shadow

The Israeli artist will present this Thursday a selection of paintings (oil on canvas) at the Sommer Gallery for Contemporary Art. Livneh’s long career took his artworks all around the world. With his very personal style and aesthetic, I’m looking forward to discover his colourful paintings.

When | February 13 AT 8pm

Where | 13 Rothschild Blvd.,Tel Aviv

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Group exhibit – The Double Exposure Project

The Double Exposure Project includes 16 short films independently produced by the Shpilman Institute for Photography. Each film centers on one work of art, presented both from the perspective of the artist and from that of the theoretician, curator or scholar. This double perspective creates an encounter with the art work that gives rise to a multi-layered, reflexive interpretive dialogue“**.

The Shpilman Institute for Photography is working on this project for a while now. The first part of the project was already showed in October 2012 during the Jaffa International Photography Festival. Alongside the exhibition, the Institute offers different events such as gallery talks and lecture. Among the different artists exhibited you will also find some work from Maya Zack.

When | February 13

Where | 27 Schocken St., 3rd floor, Tel Aviv

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Gallery Talk – Yossi Breger

The French/Israeli artist Yossi Breger will talk about his exhibition “Time Is Not Money” at the Dvir Gallery this Friday. It’s also a great opportunity to see the three current shows as they will end starting next week.

When | February 14 AT 11.30 am

Where | 14 Reshit Hochma Street, Tel Aviv

Also to not miss :

Uri Blayer – Under Northern Skies : February 13 at Rothschild Fine Art

Alex Schweder – Wall to Wall, Floor to Ceiling : February 15 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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