Artists to curate Israel Museum exhibits

Opening to the public on July 26, 2010, this three-part presentation, will provide a fresh look from each artist's perspective at the Museum's permanent holdings.

israel museum 298.88 (photo credit: Courtesy)
israel museum 298.88
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, will celebrate the completion of its renewed campus with three special exhibitions curated by renowned contemporary artists and drawn from the Museum's encyclopedic collections. Opening to the public on July 26, 2010, this three-part presentation, united under the title Artists' Choices: Zvi Goldstein, Susan Hiller, Yinka Shonibare, will provide a fresh look from each artist's perspective at the Museum's permanent holdings in archaeology, the fine arts, and Jewish art and life. Unique in its scope and character, the project showcases masterpieces from the Museum's collections and presents dialogues between the collections and the artists themselves, each of whom is also represented in the Museum's contemporary art collection. Four new works are also being created by Yinka Shonibare for his exhibition.
At the same time, the Museum will unveil its new permanent collection galleries with a series of rotating installations, including the premiere presentation of the Noel and Harriett Levine Collection of modern and contemporary photography, as well as exhibitions of archeology, contemporary art, and prints and drawings. These exhibitions will be on view in the Museum's three newly reinstalled and reconfigured collection wings: the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Archaeology Wing, the Edmond and Lily Safra Fine Arts Wing, and the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life.