Thoroughly modern Chagall
The Mané Katz Museum in Haifa has opened a new
exhibition called “Chagall: Modernism and the Bible.” The iconic Jewish painter
featured biblical references in many of his works and once said that he greatly
admired some of the leading characters in the Bible.
portrays the different methods of representation through which Chagall used
biblical tales as a process that integrates expression of historical events with
a cultural continuum and a longstanding artistic tradition. Chagall believed
that the stories of the Bible illustrate the hardships the Jewish people have
experienced in contemporary times, uniquely drawing on biblical symbols to
represent current events.
The collection on show in Haifa includes Adam
and Eve, painted in 1953-54, which the artist donated to the Haifa Museum of
Art; David and His Harp, painted in 1980- 82, and Jacob’s Dream¸ painted in
The exhibition closes on June 12 and was curated by Svetlana
Reingold.For more information: (08) 838-3482 or www.mkm.org.il Making
eyes at Darwish
On Monday (8:30 p.m.), the Arabic- Hebrew Theater in Jaffa will
host a production of Eyes, which is based on the work of Palestinian poet
Mahmoud Darwish, who died in 2008.
The cast comprises three actresses and
one actor – Mira Awad, Einat Weizman, Anat Hadid and Dorad Lidawi – who will
portray Darwish’s life story, from his childhood in the Galilee to his exile in
Lebanon. The characters in the tale include the poet’s mother, his beloved
teacher, Shoshana, and his Jewish lover, Rita.
The bilingual production
offers the public an introduction to some of Darwish’s work and an intriguing
perspective on the local conflicts and some of the events that took
place in this part of the world during his lifetime.
Eyes is directed by
Norman Issa and the soundtrack was composed by Mira Awad.For tickets and
more information: (03) 518-5563 Natanela’s flashback
Veteran pop singer Natanela
will offer the public a blast from the past on Monday (9:30 p.m.) at her “Loh
Dibarnu Od Al Ahava” (“we haven’t yet talked about love”) show at the ACUM Beit
Hatyotzer venue at Hangar 22 in the Tel Aviv Port.
The 58-year-old singer
will be joined for the occasion by some longtime musical pals: Dorin Caspi, Ami
Weinberg and Irit Ben-Zur. Caspi is the ex-wife of iconic singer-songwriter Mati
Caspi, who wrote many of Natanela’s hits of the 1970s.
program features Natanela’s best-known numbers, such as “Od Yavo Hayom” (“the
day will come”), “Heyeh Li Haver” (“be my friend”) and “Shir Hayona” (“the dove
song”), as well as the song the show is named for.
In addition to the
musical entertainment, the members of the audience will get a better handle on
the singer’s work and life when Natanela talks about how some of the songs were
created and about the years she spent in Sweden.For tickets and more
information: (03) 611-3577.Getting scientific in Haifa
MadaTech – The Israel National Museum of Science in Haifa will hold an activity
that will offer people of all ages some insight into how various structures are
put together. The Building Sciences program will enlighten the public about how
tall buildings are created and how it is possible to build a bridge without the
use of screws, concrete or adhesive materials.
Patrons will also be able
to view the museum’s permanent interactive exhibitions, in such areas as
aviation, environmentally friendly energy and visual illusions, as well as the
Adi Lera’ayati exhibition of jewelry items that Technion lecturer and researcher
Prof. Dan Shechtman created for his wife.For further information: (04)
861-4444 or www.madatech.org.il Theatrical in Herzliya
The new “Theatrical
Gestures” exhibition opens tomorrow at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary
The show incorporates works of art, from across a range of
disciplines, which convey a sense of movement, facial expression and posture
performed on stage, as well as the ongoing dialogue between the plastic arts and
the performing arts.
The exhibition includes works by James Auldridge,
David Altmejd, Neli Agassi, Adi Ness and Ulla von Brandenberg.For more
information: (09) 950-0762 or www.herzliyamuseum.co.il