Articles in the Arts Category
Hidden Figures is a wonderfully feel-good film that surges with the excitement of the race to space, and the nascent Civil Rights Movement. It’s a riveting story that follows Katherine Goble, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson, three African-American women, as they struggle with the tensions of racial discrimination and sexism of early 1960s America, while their mathematical and engineering talents play a crucial role in advancing space travel. A story all the more amazing as it is based on fact, perhaps the most surprising aspect of the film is that …
Censorship (Tzenzura) is the title of a four-day multi-disciplinary exhibition curated by Yehezkel Lazarov, and produced by Omri Shapira at AZA 13, the Ankori Studios. The event will take place from February 1 – 4, 2017, and is free and open to the public.
The exhibition will be on display throughout all the spaces within the building – 20 in all, and will include works from a variety of disciplines: photography, painting, performance, installations, music, dance, video, and film. Among the participating artists are: Tamar Borrer, Michael Bar Or, Avi Benjamin, …
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The Spoken Word peak event of the year will take place this month – Slamstival #2, presented by the Incubator Theater and Poetry Slam Israel. Now in its 2nd edition, the annual Spoken Word festival of Poetry Slam Israel is going international, with performers from Japan, Russia, Canada, Italy, Denmark and Belgium. Events will take place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on December 25 – 27, 2016, with the Grand Slam taking place on December 29th at Hangar 11, Port of Tel Aviv.
The festival program:
Sunday, December 25th
International Poetry Slam with …
Piece of my Heart is one of those songs that hits you hard and deep, for me, and for a multitude of music fans (fanatics?) it will always be connected with Janis Joplin, but after seeing Bang! The Bert Berns Story, I will never again hear the song in the same way. It still cuts deep, maybe even deeper,
Ibrahim Mahama’s Fracture transforms the Lightfall in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The site-specific installation covers the smooth walls with jute sacks, their rough texture marked by time, and imprinted with traces of people and transactions; human labor translated into visual, textural expression.
Moana is the adventurer so many girls (and girls at heart) long to see on screen – curious, brave, and strong. John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) have created a story with the force of myth, powered by nature, magic, and character, infused with music and humor, and with a visually compelling island aesthetic expressed in use of traditional designs, tattoo art, glowing underwater scenes, dramatic storms and serene green exotica.
The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival will take place from December 24 – 29, 2016 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Now in its 18th edition, the festival will present 40 films, with Israeli and international premieres, with many opportunities for the audience to meet and converse with the festival’s special guests.
Art is a mind-altering substance. Certainly, in its creation, but even as an observer, viewing, hearing, experiencing a work of art impacts the mind whether consciously or not. The ways art is made and the ways in which it is defined and understood are always in flux, although we are living in a time when this process is perhaps more readily apparent than most. Offgrid, by Kutiman (Ophir Kutiel), the musician and video artist, is the latest work in his Thru You series begun in 2009, a mesmerizing mash-up whose …