The Mahaneh Yehuda market in Jerusalem – the beating heart of Israel’s capital.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
It was somewhat of a challenge to open an art gallery near Mahaneh Yehuda in a partly religious neighborhood – not the perfect environment for a gallery with an avant-garde agenda.Barbur Gallery, located in the middle of Nahlaot, is an independent, nonprofit space for art and local artists. Established in July 2005 by a group of artists who had recently graduated from the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in order to exhibit their works, it sought to infuse the area with a new spirit, bringing together young artists, the elderly of the neighborhood and the whole community to share in a project of renewal.
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