9/07/ 2014, 9:06 am Happening in Tel Aviv 1

The Artplus hotel is a 58-room hotel dedicated to Israeli art. These days, the hotel is launching the ‘Room Service project’ – seven local  artists were commissioned to create the murals and art works  for seven different rooms.

On July 10th & 11th, Artplus hotel is inviting the public to visit the renovated hotel, and enjoy the new artworks decorating the rooms.

Artplus hotel
35 Ben Yehuda St. | 03-5425555 |

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24/06/ 2014, 11:05 am Happening in Tel Aviv 4

Flock – 10 personal creations of the “Bat- Sheva ensemble” dancers and one work created by the entire group. All of these in a special evening dedicated to the ensemble dancers.

Suzanne Dellal Center – Varda theatre | Tickets: 55 nis | | 03.5171471

Thursday | 26.6 | 21:00 | 23:00
Friday | 27.7 | 22:00
Saturday | 28.6 | 19:00 | 21:00

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12/06/ 2014, 11:20 am On the move 4

There is something about the “Avihu Pinchasov Rhythm Club” that is all about the feeling. After watching these guys perform on different occasions, I can tell you this:  You will be happy when you watch them. Need more?

You will laugh and you’ll get emotional, you will not be able to keep your feet on the ground, and you will definitely will not stay sober.

The group featuring Avihu Landver (now known as Avihu Pinchasov) as the main vocalist, and musicians Haim Romano, Mark Pinchasov, Nir Tayeb, Yair Zabari and Tal Kochavi, are all about making the audience feel the rhythm.

The sweaty show, the pouring alcohol and the crowded dance floor is the perfect decor and setting for the unique music style these guys create. Oh, and watch out for the female part of the group –  the incredible belly dancer Avishag Or Efrati.

If you haven’t seen them yet, start following them here on Facebook, get the first ticket to the next show happening in July and in the meantime, get a glimpse at their new single coming out today!



2/06/ 2014, 9:18 am Happening in Tel Aviv 15

Sometimes we need to be silent. Sometime we need to listen and observe.
We might learn something. We might save someone. We might even save ourselves.


‘Dear God’ is a unique new short film by directors Guy Nattiv and Erez Tamor. With Lior Ashkenazi and Raymond Amsalem in the leading roles,  the film made it to the final competition of the Israeli Oscars – the Ophir awards in the short film category.

Tomorrow, June 3rd, the film will make its debut screening at the Tel Aviv cinematheque at 16:00 as part of the competition.

אלוהים יקר – טריילר 1סרט קצר from jaime newman on Vimeo.

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21/05/ 2014, 10:36 am Happening in Tel Aviv 14
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arrowed_may20-11 (Large)When I walk out of a performance, I want to feel that something in me changed, but this does not happen often. Usually I walk out and everything is the same, sometimes I think about what I saw for a few hours, maybe a few days, and sometimes it stays with me for life somewhere in the background. It is only in very rare occasions that I feel I have just experienced a change.

‘Arrowed’ by Bobbi Jene Smith changed me.

On May 29th , you’ll have a one off chance to see ‘Arrowed’ in Tel Aviv, and I  say – go.

‘Arrowed’ is a Theatrical lyric performance, an ongoing interview that initially started in 2010 and was first performed in 2012. Written, choreographed, and directed by dancer and choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith, ‘Arrowed’ is meant to be carried out and performed by various individuals. The dance takes place sporadically in different places, different times, with different people, with the only constant being the initial script written in interview form.

I saw Arrowed a few months ago following a friend’s recommendation and I cried.  But that is not what’s important. I didn’t cry because I was sad or happy or moved although I was. I didn’t even realize I was crying until I tasted my own tears and that surprised me. I felt I was interviewed. I felt all the questions were directed at me, that this duet has became a trio and made me a partner . I found myself dealing with questions and thinking about what are my answers. In this one-hour duet constructed as an interview, there is a conversation and there are two dancers. And then there is me.

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With Shamel Pitts and Bobbi Jene Smith

Studio Varda, Suzanne Dellal Center, 5 Yehieli Street, Tel Aviv

Price: ₪ 65

Tickets : | by phone : 03-517 14 71


Doron Fishbein: “Scareflies”

5/05/ 2014, 9:04 am Happening in Tel Aviv 3
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Solo Exhibition 8.5.14 – 14.6.14 | Exhibition opening: Thursday 8.5.14 on 20:00 at Artstation gallery 

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In his current exhibition, Fishbein presents oil paintings and video art in which he creates an imaginary visual surrounding that combines visual icons of Israeli reality, art history and other worlds. By different combinations, he creates a saying about the promises of the Israeli ethos and the fears that rise from the continuous meeting between this ethos and his subjective place.

Fishbein uses characteristics from the animal world or the visual psychology world and combines them with “Israeli” characteristics, thus creating some sort of scarecrows warning from danger; in order to create a threatening space, a contradiction in the promise that the physical, personal and cultural space pretend to fulfill.

Using a technique of oil on canvas, Fishbein presents works in a strict Surrealist Hyperrealism style, and other works in a Dadaist, Minimalism and Pop Art style.

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Fishbein (b.1975) is a young artist who graduated from the Bezalel art department in 2012 and holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Technion. In the last two years he presented solo and group exhibitions in galleries in Israel as well as in art fairs in Israel and abroad. His works are included in established Israeli collections.

The Exhibition will be take place at Artstation gallery between the dates 8.5.14 – 14.6.14

Opening hours:

Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00 | Fri 10:00-13:00 | Sat 11:00-17:00

Address: Hatachana Compound – Cabin 14, Tel Aviv (Near Neve Tsedek(


6/04/ 2014, 9:32 am Happening in Tel Aviv 3
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In honor of the Bat – Sheva Jubilee Year, in the next four months, the company will offer the opportunity to see three Naharin classics – Mamootot, Max, and Naharin’s Virus. These renewed productions offer the audience an opportunity to view three award-winning masterpieces, and for those familiar with the works, this is an opportunity to watch them again, from the Naharinian perception that a dance creation is a one-time, ever-changing, entity, and that watching works time after time enables a different, deeper experience.

Max By Ohad Naharin – Batsheva Dance Company from Batsheva Dance Company on Vimeo.

unnamed (2)unnamedThe sequence will open on April 8th with “Mamootot”, Naharin’s 2003 intimate creation, which is performed by the Company in the studio, with seating in-the-round. On April 17th  the Company will revive “MAX” (2007), a work that is still being performed around the world with great success, and on May 23rd the Company will revive “Naharin’s Virus” (2003), inspired by Peter Handke’s play, “Offending the Audience” and won great international acclaim.

At Suzanne Dellal, from April to July

Mamootot | 8-12.4 | 24-26.4 | 5-7.6
Max | 17-19.4 | 9-11.7
Naharin’s Virus |  23-24.4 | 26-27.5 | 11-13.6 | 25-28.6 | 22-23.7

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3/04/ 2014, 9:09 am Happening in Tel Aviv 4
Pink Studio (for Ava) After Matisse, 2014, oil on linen, 180x240 cm

Guy Yanai’s solo exhibition opening tonight at the Alon Segev Gallery, is a great  opportunity to witness the artist’s path in recent years. Although all the works in the show were created in 2014, they are all derived in some way from his past exhibitions. This becomes clear when one looks at the unique title of the show. The four words that comprise the title are the first word of each title of his previous four solo shows.

First we feel then we fall | Battle therapy living room | Lived & laughed & loved & left | Accident nothing

 Pink House Haus and Valvoline, 2014, oil on linen, 130x100 cmFirst Battle Lived Accident is comprised of eleven paintings. The ones that captured my eye the most are two very large interiors: Pink Studio (for Ava), obviously referencing Matisse’s Pink Studio from exactly one hundred years ago, and Pink iPad on Sofa, a painting of the artist’s current home. But it is not their large scale that makes them unique in my eyes, but the fact that Yanai was able to create interiors that actually made me feel I am pulled inside. The other paintings on display are derived from previous imagery from Yanai’s older paintings, some of them have two or three images in a single painting, an interesting mix that is new in Yanai’s work.

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Syracuse Plant and a Picture. 2014, oil on linen, 130x100 cm

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Opening Reception: Thursday, 3 April, 8-10pm | Closing: Friday, 16 May, 1pm

Alon Segev Gallery | 6 Rothschild Blvd.



30/03/ 2014, 10:12 am On the move 7

Life is all about the moments. The moments that define our own personal story, the moments that make us feel the happiest and the ones that bring us down. In cinema, the ability to capture these moments and translate them into a language that the viewers can feel and relate to, is what makes a film magical.

“Son of God”, or in its appropriate English title “Magic Men” is one of those films that does just that – provides us with untouchable magical moments. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, or it will make you angry, but in the 100 minutes while sitting in the theatre you won’t be able to shake the feeling that someone really made an effort to better understand the basic core of what makes us humans.

This someone is actually two screenwriters and directors who joined forces to create this beautiful film. In “Son of God”, Guy Nattiv & Erez Tadmor are telling the story of Avraham (Makram Khoury in an impeccable breathtaking performance), an elderly atheist man who travels to Greece on a quest to find a magician who saved his life during the war. His son Yehuda (Zohar Strauss in a captivating performance as well) – a religious rapper who is joining the journey to keep his father safe while trying to resolve a dispute between the two that has been ongoing for ten years. The third character to join is Maria (wonderful Greek actress Ariane Labed), a beautiful single mother and a prostitute who Avraham encounters in the hotel where he’s staying. This is the basic structure, the ground on which the directors build the plot and incorporate the magical moments. I don’t want to ruin it for you, so no more information from me but I will tell you this:

“Son of God” is not the first nor the last film that deals with the relationships between parents and children, between men and women or between belief and the lack of it. But it is a film that magically makes the viewers acknowledge the power, complexity and beauty of these relationships, and by doing so, it will not leave you indifferent.

“Son of God” is now showing in theaters across Israel. GO.

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IMG_5900Directors Guy Nattiv ( Left) & Erez Tadmor



26/03/ 2014, 1:35 pm Happening in Tel Aviv 10
Igor Skaletsky, Flowers Sculls

As art consumers we are so used to seeing the difference between what is old and what is new, what is iconic and what speaks a new language, what is classic and what is contemporary. Igor Skaletsky, one of the most promising and interesting artists today, in his first solo exhibition in Israel, presents an innovative combination and a bridge between these dichotomous values.

In the exhibition which will be opening at the Artstation gallery this Thursday, Skaletsky combines traditional painting techniques with contemporary technologies. He draws his inspiration from iconic art works, and gives them his own modern interpretation, thus creating a hybrid image separated from time, place and context.
Symbols of religion and secularism, pop culture, tattoos, animals and clothing items are combined into a unique language; a language with its own autonomous legality which exists in a timeless sphere.
Juggling the viewer’s visual habits and subconscious, Skaletsky gives an interesting interpretation to a well-known visual story, that is jut hard to ignore.

Igor Skaletsky, June

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Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00 | Fri 10:00-13:00 | Sat 11:00-17:00
Address: Hatachana Compound – Cabin 14, Tel Aviv (Near Neve Tsedek)


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