Designs on Jerusalem

When a new cultural event kicks off, artistic directors generally note that they are starting “a new tradition.”

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June 1, 2017 21:34
Jerusalem art

Fictional Collective, Billy Regev (right) and Aya Bentur. (photo credit: ITAY BENIT)

 
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When one thinks of arts pacesetters and global nodal points in the design sphere, the names of London, Paris, New York and Milan tend to emerge. In our neck of the woods, it is Tel Aviv and its environs that normally grab the headlines. But it seems that Jerusalem has plenty to offer, too.

When a new cultural event kicks off, artistic directors generally note that they are starting “a new tradition.” That, at least in a purely linguistic sense, is a contradiction in terms, but you get the intent. And, as Jerusalem Design Week is due to take place for a seventh successive year, there are adequate grounds for claiming that “the tradition” is already an extant fact on the national ground.

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