Top 5: Contemporary art hotspots

Though J'lem is most renowned for its ancient and religious art, the city also offers a vibrant contemporary art scene.

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March 14, 2012 15:54
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1. Barbur Gallery

Barbur Gallery, located in the heart of the quaint neighborhood of Nachlaot, is an influential and independent, nonprofit space for contemporary art and artists. At the gallery they change their exhibitions monthly and in general aim to promote new and upcoming artists and to raise social issues.

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Other activities offered by Barbur include avant-garde musical performances as well as movie screenings and video-art followed by discussions with the artists. The Gallery also has a small lending library of books and films covering vast subjects that include art, culture, education, architecture, politics, and history.

Address: 6 Shirizli Street, Nachlaot
Phone: 054-723-2866 

2. Israel Museum

Jerusalem’s foremost art venue, the Israel Museum features a Fine Arts Wing with sections for Modern Art, Israeli Art, European Art, and Contemporary Art.





A 2,200 square-meter gallery floor is devoted to changing displays of exciting contemporary art. The installations are organized so as to emphasize shared themes and facilitate dialogue between similar images.

Address: Ruppin Boulevard, Givat Ram
Phone: (02) 670-8811

3. Jerusalem Artists’ House

The Jerusalem Artists' House is a grand historic building that showcases a mix of exhibitions by newcomers and veterans, locals and international artists.



Although the Jerusalem Artists' House is not considered an alternative space for contemporary art, it often features the young generation of artists allowing them to take their first step in the "real" art world.

Address: 12 Shmuel Hanagid Street, City Center
Phone: (02) 625-3653

4. Museum on the Seam

Sitting right on the divide between east and west Jerusalem, the Museum on the Seam aims to use art as a language with no boundaries in order to raise and comment on  controversial social issues.



Museum on the Seam stages exhibitions on fascinating subjects like human rights, emotional anxiety, and the relationship between personal and public spaces. The Museum is considered a prominent commentator on the state of affairs in Israel.

Address: 4 Chel Hahandasa Street, City Center
Phone: (02) 628-1278

5. Vision Gallery

Vision Gallery, found in a restored 100 year-old stone building in town, displays photographs by Neil Folberg, the owner of the studio gallery, and by other contemporary photographers.



Images include everything from landscape photos to bold and striking contemporary imagery. The Gallery also features a vast range of original 19th Century vintage photographs.

Address: 18 Yosef Rivlin Street, City Center
Phone: (02) 622-2253  

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