New impressions at Janco Dada

Chamber music 521 (photo credit: Dan Porges)
Chamber music 521
(photo credit: Dan Porges)
A new exhibition of sketches, video works and installations by Uri Radovan opened at the Janco Dada Museum in Ein Hod on December 28, and will run until April. The museum also unveiled new installations by Tali Navon and Esther Naor, called Hisharut (“Remaining”) and Ani Lo Roah Shamayim (“I Don’t See Sky”), respectively.
Radovan’s exhibition, curated by Rina Ganosov, is part autobiographical and features two bodies of work – a waterfall installation and the “Fun in the Sun” series of video creations and sketches, in which the artist explores various opposites, such as good and bad, what is permissible and what is forbidden, temptation and revulsion, construction and destruction and humor and fantasy. Both works employ lowtech and stop-motion techniques, and the video creations engage in the world of art from a subversive, cynical and humorous standpoint.
The exhibition closes with Skinwash, which features a looped video of a skinned man watching his skin spinning around in a washing machine.
For more information: (04) 984- 2350 and Electronic debut in Tel Aviv The first electronic music conference will take place at the Enav Cultural Center in Tel Aviv from Wednesday to Friday. Tel Aviv Volume is based on the format of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) and will be officially opened by ADE chief Richard Zijlma, one of the leading figures of the global electronic music community.
The three-dayer in Tel Aviv will include lectures, workshops and panel discussions featuring some of the leading lights of local industry and from the global scene. The local participant roster includes Asaf Bibbs, Guy Mantzur, Uri Shochat, Rachel Lifschitz-Levy and Yuval Medina.
In addition to the Enav Center events, electronic music shows will take place at various venues around Tel Aviv, including Ozen Bar, Uganda, Salon Berlin and Passage, featuring such leading local acts as Adi Lev, Itamar Bronder, Benji and Adi Shabat.
For tickets and more information: Kafka’s trials Some of Franz Kafka’s works will be performed and discussed at an event which will take place at the Tzavta Theater in Tel Aviv on January 13 (8:30 p.m.).
The program will incorporate excerpts of various plays based on Kafka books, principally the Czech writer’s best-known work, The Trial. The acting and discussion lineup includes Moshe Timor, Tamar Livni, Avshalom Kor and Itzik Gabbai, who will explore Kafka’s life and literary offerings, and look into the writer’s complex love life and his relationship with author, composer and journalist Max Brod, who refused to follow Kafka’s instructions to destroy his writings after his death.
The event, moderated by writer Meir Uziel, will also highlight the strong Jewish theme to Kafka’s life, and his great interest in Judaism and Jewish culture.
For tickets and more information: (03) 695-0156 Mixing and matching the Hole The Batsheva Dance Company will put on 13 performances of Ohad Naharin’s two-part The Hole work from today until January 20. The work comprises Shoshana and Pigs, which thus far, have each been performed by male or female dancers. The current run includes renditions of both dances, by either of the genders, as well as performances featuring both male and female dancers.
The Hole is a site-specific creation which is performed at the Varda Studio of the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. The dance takes place on a specially designed octagonal stage, which offers the audience a 360-degree view of the dancers.
For tickets and more information: (03) 517-1471 and www.batsheva. Hocus Pocus Veteran Dutch rocker Thijs van Leer will star in the next installment of this year’s Hot Jazz series, with concerts lined up in Herzliya, Modi’in, Tel Aviv and Haifa between January 14 and 18.
Van Leer is known as frontman of progressive rock band Focus, which had two smash hits, “Hocus Pocus” and “Sylvia” in the early 1970s.
Van Leer will be joined on stage by compatriot jazz pianist Mike del Ferro, and by three local jazz musicians – guitarist Amos Hoffman, bassist Assaf Hakimi and drummer Shay Zelman.
The concerts will take place at the Zappa Club in Herzliya, Einan Hall in Modi’in, the Tel Aviv Museum and Abba Khoushy House in Haifa.
For tickets and more information: 1-700-500-039 (all shows except Haifa) and (04) 822-7850 (Haifa)