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The Legitimacy of Landscape exhibition is the culmination of a 16 year-long project, during which Yaakov took photographs of Arab, Bedouin and Druze villages, in Israel and the Occupied Territories. It is a sort of voyage through the socio-political landscapes of the state of Israel and the Territories.
The exhibition is designed to open windows onto the stories of these places, which, without these pictures, might seem not to exist. The series makes us think about places that have been forgotten in Israeli society, and prompts debate about the selective vision employed by many Israelis in order to escape reality, one way of contending with the political situation in Israel. Read More
In recent years we have seen an increasing number of designers who have been influenced by the changes taking place in Israeli society relating to issues of belonging, identity, origin, gender, nationality etc. The dominant issues emerging from the works of these designers include the issue of Arabs and Jews living alongside each other, and the fluctuations occurring between identities. Read More
The exhibition examines how local Palestinian and Israeli artists adopt various motifs associated with the Moslem decorative element known as arabesque, and incorporate them in their work while imbuing their creations with biographical, political and gender-related content. Read More
Each of the twelve artists in this exhibition – architects, designers, plastic artists and video artists – chose an object in the museum’s permanent collection to inspire a new work, giving the object a personal interpretation, and extending it or filling it with new content. Read More
Dor Guez presents the 3rd installation of his large-scope project, “The Sick man of Europe,”; Guez examines the cultural and national history of certain states that had emerged from the Ottoman debris through the personal stories of creators and intellectuals who stopped creating in the wake of their nation's traumatic events. Read More
The exhibition follows the pieces of the artist Itay Noy as a reflection of the classical watches collection. Time is a fascinating phenomenon – on one hand, a steady, ceaseless progression of seconds, minutes and hours, and on the other hand this progression is measured in cyclical processes. Read More
“Sign from Iran” is a poster exhibition at the Museum for Islamic Art that showcases the extraordinary achievements of contemporary graphic designers in Iran. It highlights the contribution of Iranian graphic design to the modern Muslim visual world, and its fascinating encounter with Western culture. Read More
The exhibition "Tiraz: Local Embroidery – Woman / Memory / Identity" at the Museum for Islamic Art was an inspiration for Jewelry and Fashion Design students at Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. "Contemporay Embroidery" is their interpretation. Read More
Artist Andi Arnovitz expresses her thoughts about the world we live in through the media of water colors and collage. Some of the works seem to be taken from the realm of dreams, while others carry an inferred warning that we could be endangering our very existence. Read more
The spectacular exhibition presents colorful paintings and depictions of landscapes of the Land of Israel (Palestine), painted by David Roberts in the 19th century. Read more
555 different hamsas displayed in an exhibition, which is entirely devoted to the hamsa, one of the most widespread motifs and artifacts in popular culture. Over the course of many years, the hamsa turned from a traditional object with a magical role - both in Moslem culture and Jewish culture - into an iconic object, which represent popular culture and art. In a process of cultural evolution hamsa production became commercial and penetrated numerous areas of life: commercials and street billboards, business premises and public institutions, key holders and as an ornamental object in the car. Many strata of the population now use the hamsa, and it has become an integral part of Israeli identity in 2018. Read more
Legitimacy of landscape