Opening events of the new gallery season in Tel Aviv will leave art lovers tired but very satisfied.
By NERIA BARR
Art lovers are gearing up for the new gallery season after a long and dry summer. To mark the opening of the season, on October 14th, 75 galleries, exhibition spaces and museums will be open into the night, free of charge, for the “Loving Art” segment of the event. In the second half, the “Making Art” part, which will take place the following weekend (15-16 October), 250 artists will open their studios to the public and work throughout the city. This is the ninth consecutive year that this event is being held, and it is drawing more and more art lovers every year.The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, the Rubin Museum and some 75 galleries old and new will open their doors on Thursday, free of charge, and will stay open into the night. Some will open new exhibitions; while others will have special events, such as gallery talks and performance art.On the same evening, starting at 7 p.m., new works will be presented in public spaces, entitled “Hearing Art.” Artists were invited to create new pieces for this event, in which sound is a major component. These events will be presented around the city in such venues as Ganei Yehoshua (Hayarkon), Sderot Chen, Gan Ya’acov, Sderot Rothschild and Ginat Hasharon. Among the artists participating in this evening are Ma’ayan Amir and Ruti Sela, the Zik Group, Ori Drumer, Anat Pik, Nevet Yitzhak, Guy Sherf, Gabi Kricheli, Bnaya Reches and Aviad Albert.During the “Making Art” events on October 15 and 16, some 250 artists, working throughout the city, will open their studios for an introduction to their art. Among the artists participating are Anisa Ashkar, Jennifer Bar-Lev, Lea Avital, Eitan Buganim, Roey Heifetz, Ra’anan Harlap, Shahar Marcus, Hanna Sahar, Shay-Lee Uziel, Elyasaf Kowner and Keren Shpilsher.The “Loving Art – Making Art” events are initiated and produced by the Arts Department of the Tel Aviv- Yafo municipality and Impact, the Israeli union of visual artists.Opening hours: “Loving Art” – Thursday, 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. “Making Art” – Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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