Art in ‘conversation’

The Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art at Heichal Shlomo hosts ‘This Too Is Possible’

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
February 8, 2018 16:09
 Left: ‘Mother,’ Majdal Shams, 2015, pastel on cardboard, by Sonia Mahmoud. Right: ‘Leisure Time,’ J

Left: ‘Mother,’ Majdal Shams, 2015, pastel on cardboard, by Sonia Mahmoud. Right: ‘Leisure Time,’ Jerusalem, 2003, oil on canvas, by Naomi Amedi. (photo credit: YAIR HOVAV/SADAN PROART)

 
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Curator Adi Yekutieli was putting together a show in December for young female artists in the Arab community. Somehow the exhibition’s catalogue found its way to the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art at Heichal Shlomo; and once Michal Sadan, the museum and gallery’s art consultant, saw the quality of the work, she asked if Yekutieli would be willing to move the exhibition there.

“When I found out more details about the gallery, I was very surprised at their openness to show that type of work,” Yekutieli says. “We started discussing how it could be presented, and I came up with the concept of having the pieces shown side by side with artifacts from their collection.”

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