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A look at some of the exhibitions, shows taking place this week.

The Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv (photo credit: WWW.ICM.ORG.IL)
The Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv
(photo credit: WWW.ICM.ORG.IL)
Facing eternity
The Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv will host a program of works by Swedish-born Israeli composer Rachel Galinne on Tuesday (8:30 p.m.).
The Facing Eternity concert of chamber music compositions features works written by Galinne in the last four years, including Mahleriana, for violin, viola, cello and piano; Galinne’s second sonata for violin and piano, A Voice Crieth in the Wilderness; Yachid, for solo cello; and the world premiere of A New Prayer, for soprano, violin, cello and piano.
The players in the program include soprano Rona Israel-Kolatt, violinist Yael Barolsky, viola player Lina Getman, cellist Jonathan Gotlibovich and pianist Michal Tal. The concert will be emceed by musicologist, teacher and flutist Asnat Goldfarb-Arzuan.
The 65-year-old Galinne was born in Stockholm to Polish- born Holocaust survivors; Galinne’s mother was one of the pioneers of computerized music libraries in Sweden. Tuesday’s concert marks the opening of a new website about Galinne’s music at the National Library.
Admission to the concert is free.
For more information: (03) 546- 0524 and
Sound bodies
Jaffa Port’s Warehouse 2 venue will host an intriguing multidisciplinary show at the end of next week, based on a creation by Arkadi Zaides, called Sound Bodies.
The work, which will be performed in this country for the first time, incorporates sound, performance and dance with shows taking place November 20-22. The solo work by the 35-year-old Zaides – an internationally acclaimed, Belarus- born Israeli choreographer – includes live music played by a string quartet.
Zaides has attracted much national and global attention for his politically contentious works, which feed off his memories as well as reality. He made aliya with his family at the age of 11 in the middle of the First Gulf War, and has featured airraid sirens in his choreography.
For tickets and more information: (03) 902-1563
Art on The Edge
Southern-sounding family name notwithstanding, 75-yearold multidisciplinary artist Avraham Eilat currently has an exhibition of his works running at The Edge gallery in Nahariya.
The Accumulative State show features works made by Eilat over the last half-century, including wood prints from 1963 and assemblages created by the artist this year.
Typically, Eilat’s works derive from a sense of internal unrest relating to the status quo. They exude a sense of high energy that feeds off the incorporation of a large number of identical elements and recurrent motifs. Eilat’s earlier offerings feature lines and abstract landscapes which appear to represent physical forces; his later works often include large numbers of miniature human figures engaged in all sorts of physical activity. Recently, Eilat arrived at a fusion of both styles in works that call upon the observer to question society’s accepted norms.
Eilat will give a gallery talk tomorrow. Accumulative State closes on December 20.
For more information: (04) 992- 6818 and
A celebration of Latvian art
The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia will mark Independence Day by opening an exhibition at Tel Aviv’s Enav Cultural Center on Thursday.
The historic exhibition will include books, manuscripts and a unique collection of drawings and manuscripts amassed by late 18th- and early 19th-century Latvian teacher and ethnographer Johann Cristoph Brotze.
The collection belongs to the academic library of the University of Latvia, which was founded in 1524, and has already been shown to the public in many European countries including Germany, Hungary, Austria and Russia.
Born in Görlitz, Germany, Brotze studied technical drawing, theology and philosophy at the universities of Leipzig and Wittenberg; in 1768, he moved to Riga and worked as a tutor.
Brotze’s collection of drawings, comprising over 3,000 items, provides a fascinating picture of everyday life in contemporary Riga, including the goings-on in the Jewish community of that time.
For more information: (03) 521- 7763