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Beautiful Eyes Gallery is an exciting new contemporary art space located in the heart of Jerusalem. The gallery will exhibit work from established artists working in a variety of disciplines such as conceptual ceramics, video, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media. The gallery will feature both solo and group shows, displaying the works of Israeli and international artists who demonstrate a dedication to excellence in their fields.

The gallery is slated to open its doors with the large group exhibition BIG SECRETS concealing and revealing by 10 artists, exhibiting works by Irit Abba, Eran Ehrlich, Hanna Farrah Kufur Biram, Gali Grinspan, Guy Jana, Hila Lulu Lin, Mika Orstav, Rivi Perlov, Hadara Rabinowitz and Osnat Raichman. BIG SECRETS is curated by Hadara Rabinowitz.

Beautiful Eyes Gallery Opening Event and BIG SECRETS exhibition opening will take place on Friday, December 21, from 12:00-15:00.
BIG SECRETS will run 21/12/ 2012 to 15/1/2013.
Mesilat Yesharim 12, Jerusalem
Gallery opening hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00-19:00, Friday 10:0-14:00
For more information: 050-673-6643

‘Palestine in the Eye: Militant Moving Images’

/ December 15 – 19 / @ Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre / curated by Subversive Film

[ ... A national-historical tendency afflicting film scholarship and exhibition in recent decades has militated against the treatment of these transnational cinemas of the revolution. Palestine in the Eye: Militant Moving Images counters this neglect, asking what visions of Palestine took form in the eyes of international artists finding inspiration in the revolution. As they sought their own aesthetic criteria and militant methods, how did these figures navigate the line between a film’s revolutionary form and its revolutionary function? Responding to his own questions, Abu Ali tasked film with ‘assuming the role of a weapon at the service of the revolution’; but could not the revolution, with its call to insurrection, equally assume the role of a tool at the service of artistic innovation?... ]

Ummelfahem Art Gallery 2012

Dear Friends

Just a few more days, and it will be 2013 already, and as the old year draws to a close, we are proud to announce the summary of the. widespread activities we undertook in 2012
We will publishe five catalogues and open five exhibitions, and we will be inaugurating
a website storing and spotlighting the photographic and historic archives of Umm el-Fahem and Wadi Ara.
As you can see in the attached invitation, our upcoming event will summarize our
current activities and mark the new year as a year of creativity, action and the
continuation of multi-cultural dialogue, for all of which the gallery is a center stage.

Please view this invitation as your personal invitation.
We look forward seeing you with us at this event.

Said Abu shakra

“Beyond Aesthetics” Seminar

Abraaj Capital Art Prize Winner: Taysir Batniji

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center presents Film Screening “Struggle In Jerash “, Monday, 19 November 2012 @ 7:00 PM

Riwaq & Al Ma’mal

Gestures in Time
Closing event
Jerusalem old city

Dear friends and art enthusiasts,
On behalf of our event partners, supporters, curators, and participating artists, we welcome you to join us for Gestures in Time closing event in Jerusalem,

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Jerusalem Show VI tour guided by exhibition curator Lara Khaldi, starting from the French Institute, Salah Eddin St, Jerusalem. View work by Julia Rometti & Victor Costales and Amer Shomali. Proceed to Hammam Al Ayn & Hammam Al Shifa, old city to view works by Rheim Alkadhi, Erick Beltran, Martin Soto Climent, Julia Rometti & Victor Costales, Subversive Film, Wafa Hourani and Uriel Orlow. Tour continues to the Tile Factory, the Al Ma’mal Lab and Gallery Anadiel, New Gate to view works by Ruanne Abou-Rahme & Basel Abbas, Amjad Ghannam, Ciprian Mureşan, Shahryar Nashat, Tom Nicholson, Cornelia Parker, Raouf Haj Yehia and Mohammed Al-Hawajri.

Gestures in Time is part of the pilot edition of Qalandiya International – art and life in Palestine. Presenting 30 artists (including 21 new commissions) whose works explore the individual gesture as an act of aesthetic and social creation, Gestures in Time takes place in urban and rural locations across Palestine (Abwein, Hajja, Jamma’in, Dhahiriya, Jerusalem and Ramallah).

Commissioners: Riwaq Biennial and the Jerusalem Show for Qalandiya International
Curators: Katya Garcia-Anton and Lara Khaldi

Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art
New Gate, Old City P.O.Box 14644
91145 Jerusalem
T + 972 2 6283457
F + 972 2 6272312

Ciprian Muresan film screening SUNDAY Nov 4 @ 18:20 at Yabous Cultural Center

Art&Life in Palestine