Arts in Brief: April 3

Israel museum joins Google art project; Dance for Herzliya; Guns ’N Roses headed back to Israel; Selling Chagall works in TA.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 3, 2012 21:59
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Google Art Project

Google Art Project. (photo credit: Elie Posner)

 
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Israel Museum joins Google Art Project

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, has joined the Google Art Project (www.googleartproject.com), making its galleries and hundreds of highlights from its permanent collection accessible online to audiences around the world. The partnership is part of a major global expansion of the project which now counts 151 partners in 40 countries.

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The Google Art Project features 520 of the most important objects in the Israel Museum’s expansive collections, with high resolution images that allow viewers to examine works in exceptional detail, together with background information on objects and artists. Visitors may also explore the Museum’s campus and permanent galleries virtually, using Google’s Street View technology.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Google by joining the Google Art Project and bringing over 500 of our greatest treasures in the fine arts, archaeology of the ancient Holy Land, and Jewish world culture to audiences everywhere,” said James S. Snyder, director of the Israel Museum.

 • Jerusalem Post Staff

Dance for Herzliya

Killer Pig by local choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Bechar is on the program that Washington, DC-based Company E will dance at the Herzliya Performing Arts Center from May 7-14, part of HPAC’s dance season.

Other works include Paul Taylor’s Last Look and Falling by Company E artistic director Paul Gordon Emerson.

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Formerly City Dance Ballet, the 10-member Company E was founded in 2011, features most of the parent company’s dancers, and is a US cultural ambassador throughout the world.

Jerusalem Post Staff

Guns ’N Roses headed back to Israel

After months of speculation, American hard rockers Guns ’N Roses are headed back to Israel for the first time since 1993. However, it will be a vastly changed lineup that will headline the Summer Rock 2012 show at Hayarkon Park on July 3 along with support acts Ugly Joe Kid and local favories Hayehudim.

Front man Axl Rose is the only member still in the volatile band which has become somewhat of a poster child for rock & roll excess. Rose spent years working on the band’s album Chinese Democracy, which was eventually released in 2008 and despite going platinum, was considered by staunch fans to be a steep drop from the band’s heyday when it included charismatic guitarist Slash.

Still, the band, which is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next month, can still create a spark on stage, with Rose being joined by guitarists Richard Fortus and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (who performed here last year), bass player Tommy Stinson, formerly of postpunk legends The Replacements, and longtime keyboard player Dizzy Reed.

Tickets for the show went on sale Tuesday night at the special introductory price of NIS 290.

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Chagall works up for sale in TA

Sotheby’s Israel has announced its first selling exhibition of selected works by Marc Chagall: “Chagall through the decades.” The exhibition includes 19 works by Chagall, the earliest dating back to 1914, through his latest work, dated to 1982 – thus revealing seven decades of the artist’s oeuvre.

The exhibit reflects a wide range of themes which Chagall was dealing with through his artistic career, such as auto-portrait, lovers, village scenes, marriage and others.

Estimates for each work are ranging from $40,000 to over $2 million.

Sigal Mordechai, managing director of Sotheby’s Israel, said that “traditionally works by Marc Chagall are an eminent part of many collections in Israel, therefore we have decided at Sotheby’s to curate an exclusive exhibition of Chagall’s works with the belief that there is a high demand among Israeli collectors, as well as the international art collectors who come to Israel during Passover.”

The exhibition runs April 9-12 at the Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv.

 • Jerusalem Post Staff

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