Rock meets rap meets hip-hop meets orchestra
Hip-hop act Hadag Nahash will team up with Tizmoret Hamahapecha (the revolution
orchestra) as part of the children’s section of this year’s Israel Festival
program at the Mediatheque Center in Holon.
The concert will take place
at 9 p.m. on Sunday and will feature the formerly Jerusalem-based group with an
ensemble that has gained a reputation for surprising its audiences with its
choice of repertoire. The orchestra, under conductor Roi Oppenheim, performs
classical music in addition to more contemporary material, such as electronic
music, and often incorporates works from other areas of the
Sunday’s program will feature numbers made famous by Hadag Nahash,
but with new arrangements,
For more information about the Hadag Nahash and
Tizmoret Hamahapecha concert: (03) 502- 1555 or www.mediatheque.org.il
Functional Czech shots
The Bauhaus Center in Tel Aviv is hosting an exhibition
that offers the public an opportunity to learn about some of the more
contemporary architectural gems in the Czech Republic. Visitors to Prague are
immediately taken by the grandeur of the city’s Baroque edifices, but there are
plenty of buildings that offer classic examples of the aesthetics of the
functional style of architecture that was all the rage between the two world
The Tel Aviv show, which goes by the name of “Functionalism in
Prague: Traditions and Contemporary Resonance,” runs until June 15 and
demonstrates how architectural vibes in the city from 70 or 80 years ago impact
on building styles in the republic – particularly in Prague – over the last two
decades, since the fall of Communism.
The exhibition includes photographs
of such exemplars of modern Czech architectural thinking as the Villa Müller in
Prague, built by Czech architect Adolf Loos, the Mánes Exhibition Hall designed
by Otakar Novotny, one of only two buildings in Prague expressly designed to
house art and which is considered an icon of functionalist architecture, and St.
Wenceslas Church built by Josef Gocar in 1929-1930.
For more information
about the exhibition: (03) 522-0249 and www.bauhaus-center.com
Breaking out by
On Wednesday, Hatahana in Tel Aviv will host a sale of dresses all
designed by former prostitutes.
The event is taking place under the
auspices of the “Changing the Creators” social venture, which aims to empower
women, personally and financially, who have broken out of the cycle of
The former prostitutes’ dressmaking talents were nurtured
by a course run by the 6B Design Studio School, which has branches in Tel Aviv,
Haifa and Jerusalem, the Gertrud fashion house and the Tel Aviv Municipality’s
Saleet facility, which provides prostitutes with financial and emotional
The fund-raiser, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will feature a
fashion show with seven celebrities – including MK Zehava Gal-On and model Ortal
Ben-Dayan – modeling the fashion students’ creations.
The evening will
close with a performance by singer-songwriter Daniella Spector.
information: 054-494- 9832 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As an experienced
architect, Ami Shinar has a vested aesthetic interest in all kinds of
structures, particularly urban shapes and forms.
This will come through
loud and clear in his new exhibition, “Maximum Permitted Load,” which opens at
the Zearchitecture Gallery in Hangar 21 at Tel Aviv Port on May 31.
show comprises Shinar paintings of deconstructed and reconstructed urban
landscapes, including abandoned industrial buildings, grain elevators and
building cranes. The works are all presented in an unusually long and narrow
space, designed to convey the idea of only portraying a part of the thematic
scene and based on the middle stylistic ground somewhere between figurative and
abstract art. Some of the paintings, such as the pictures of cranes at Haifa
Port, imbue the man-made structures with humanlike properties.
Permitted Load” will run until June 16.
For more information: (03) 544-
4261 or www.zearchitecture.com