MAMOOTOT | MAX | NAHARIN’S VIRUS
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.
The 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
FIRST BATTLE LIVED ACCIDENT
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
First 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.
Opening Reception: Thursday, 3 April, 8-10pm | Closing: Friday, 16 May, 1pm
Alon Segev Gallery | 6 Rothschild Blvd.
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.
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.
Exhibition dates | 27.3.14 – 3.5.14
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)
Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
“Tel Aviv Photo 4″ will take place this weekend in Tel Aviv.
Although the fair usually focuses only on photography, this time the curators decided to add the work of Lahav Halevy – one of the most unique graphic designers working in Tel Aviv today.
Here is a glimpse at the project he will be showcasing at the fair.
What happens when half & half meet?
Do they become one?
Is the whole really greater than the sum of its parts?
To read more about Tel Aviv Photo click here
PHOTOGRAPHY TAKES CENTER STAGE
Four years ago Dalit Merhav and Hila Tadmor came up with the idea to create ‘Tel Aviv photo’ - an annual art fair which places the art of photography at center stage.
On march 19th, the forth event in the series will be launched, this time at “Yarid Hamizrach” (Orient fair) next to the Tel Aviv port.
‘Tel Aviv photo’ is a 4 day fair in which young artists have a chance to make their appearance, get into the repertoire of the collectors, make preliminary sales and basically make their first steps in the industry. On the other hand, ‘Tel Aviv photo’ is created to serve photography enthusiasts, and for that purpose it provides a platform to see all that is happening in the industry under one roof.
In 2014, the fair has grown and spreading to new channels. New galleries have joined, established photographers will be featured alongside the newcomers, fashion photography and documentary works will be on display along with blended techniques, graphic design and so forth.
Here are some of the works that will be on display:
Tel Aviv Photo | “Yarid Hamizrach” (Orient fair) next to the Tel Aviv port. (Pavilion 16)
March 19th | 19:00-23:00
March 20th | 12:00-22:00
March 21th | 10:00-16:00
March 22th | 10:00-20:00
Photo credits by order of appearance:
Merav Ben Loulou
Aline Alagem at artstation gallery
Aline Alagem’s third solo exhibition is now showing at the Artstation Gallery.
Closing date: 15.3.14
The core of Alagem’s exhibition is the image. Alagem seeks to clarify its validity and role, as an outcome of an intensive research.
Alagem’s works reveal peaks of beauty and passion and examine the characteristics of the emotional ecstasy it evokes in the viewers.
The body is so perfect that it becomes a pallet of skin and hair, as if it was two dimensional. The natural and wild is handled to the extreme, transforming the image into a landscape, the plants and living things into a wallpaper, creating a compressed image which expresses illusion and manipulated passion.
In her works, Alagem constantly tries to trace the components of the image, questing the validation of the passion catharsis. She confronts the viewers with oversized condensed images both in technique and color. Such radicalization versus the realistic choice of subjects and images implies that this exhibition is not only an intellectual manifest but a burning conflict that concerns Alagem.
Aline Alagem is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Prep’art Ecole Preparatoire in Paris, as well as student exchange program at SVA New York and residency at Cite des Arts International Paris.
Alagem presented solo exhibitions in Braverman Gallery and Ferrate gallery, group exhibitions in leading local galleries as well as in Art Basel Miami, Artissima Art Fair and Pulse New York. Winner of the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts award.
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
The sad story of Ya Ya
Artist Amir Pollak has been telling The Sad Story of Ya Ya for a long time now. Using mainly the Facebook platform, Pollak tells the story of a child, a skeleton, a rabbit and things that go wrong along the way.
Now his project made it to the Passage venue, which curator Daria Kaufman transformed into a theatrical Mangao scene where Pollack’s creatures come to life.
The exhibition will stand for three more days, so if you are into Manga, this is your last chance.
Passage, 94 Allenby Street, Tel Aviv
Hours throughout the week: 19:00-24:00
The exhibition will run until Friday | 31 January
Ya Ya’s Facebook page.
GAGA FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Who’s in Tel aviv on January 21st?
You are? Ok, listen!
Two years after the open Gaga class which was dedicated to the victims of the Tsunami, another mass class will be held at Hangar 11 | Tel aviv port on the 21st. This time all proceeds will be donated to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and as the previous one, this class will also be guided by Ohad Naharin and the Bat Sheva dancers.
The Gaga movement language which was developed by Naharin is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga allows an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.
This important initiative will allow you to take part in an exceptional experience, while also contributing to promote a series of important Human Rights battles.
Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port | Tuesday | 21 January 2014 | 20:00 | Doors open at 19:00
You can purchase presale tickets by phone 972.3.5104037 or at www.batsheva.co.il
Tickets ₪ 50
Brulat & Tchetchik
Two years after its official opening in August 2011, the Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery in Tel Aviv continues on creating bridges between the Israeli and the international art scene.This month the gallery will present a dual photographic show displaying the works of French-born artist Ruben Brulat and the Israeli photographer Daniel Tchetchik. In two very personal and different ways, Brulat and Tchetchik explore the topic of time and space in photography. While Brulat masterly represents the small scale of the human body compared with nature, Tchetchik uses his technical skills to enable an observation of the same moment from different angles.
Opening event : Thursday | 16.1.2014 | 19:30 - Exhibition dates | 16.1.14 - 7.3.14
Sunday 15:00 – 19:00 | Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 19:00 | Friday 11:00 – 14:00
3 Lilienblum St., Tel Aviv 65131, Israel
Tel. +972 (0) 3 5170344