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“Umbilicus” - Opening Event

Contemporary Israeli Art in the Kishle

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  • תאריכון

    Date and time

    Tuesday, July 9 | 7:00-10:00pm

  • מחיר


    Free, advance reservation required

  • Location

    Tower of David Jerusalem Museum

For the first time in the Kishle – a contemporary Israeli art exhibition featuring leading Israeli artists.
The Kishle building, south of the Tower of David citadel and adjacent to the walls of the Old City, hosts the “Umbilicus” exhibition opening on July 9.

The spectacular and monumental space of the ancient building, revealed through extensive archaeological excavations that uncovered, among other treasures, remains from King Herod’s palace, offers a unique experience that disconnects visitors from both time and place. The exposed stone walls, separating the inside from the outside, allow individual rays of light to penetrate, evoking a sense of promise and the anticipation of an unknown adventure.

“Umbilicus” is a polyphonic and multi-sensory, physical and metaphoric exhibit, seeking to create a network of personal and universal symbols connecting the themes of umbilicus, midpoint and the world. The exhibit includes works in various media – video, painting, presentation and sound – that interact and synergize with each other and with the physical space of the Kishle.
Artists presenting in the exhibit:
Hannan Abu-Hussein, Sahar Azimi, Sharon Balaban, Matan Daskal, Yehudit Sasportas, Merav Shinn Ben-Alon, and Lihi Turjeman.
Curators: Dr. Adina Kamien and Malu Zayon

The exhibition is open during museum operating hours. Entrance to the exhibition through the Introductory Gallery: On the Shore of Eternity.
Please note: The Kishle is an historic building and access is by stairway only. The exhibition is not wheelchair accessible.

The gala opening of the exhibition will take place on Tuesday, July 9 in the new entrance pavilion of the Tower of David Jerusalem Museum.

Schedule for the Gala Opening:
7:00pm Reception, light refreshments and wine
8:00pm Opening remarks

This event is free, advanced registration is required, number of spaces is limited

The tour is subject to a minimum number of participants | The Tower of David Museum retains the right to cancel the tour for any reason with 2 days advanced notice while giving an alternative date or an alternative tour. Tickets purchased on the website can be canceled within 14 days of purchase, but not less than 7 business days from the date of the event. Requests for ticket cancellations must be sent in writing to: [email protected]

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