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The Gatekeepers are Breaking the Silence


Thursday 06.04 at 20:00

Fifty Years in the Occupied Territories – what did it do to the IDF, to democracy and to Israeli society?


A meeting and conversation with

Ami Ayalon, former member of the Knesset and former Head of Shabak

Mota Kremnitzer, Senior Israeli Jurist, Vice President of Democracy Research at the Israel Democracy Institute

Carmi Gillon, former Head of Shabak

Alik Ron, former Northern Police Chief Commander

Event Moderator: Eran Tzidkiyahu



Sunday 02.04 at 21:00



21:00 – 21:30 Error Solo


Industrial Noise on Electronic Scraps and Errors

21:30 – 22:30 404 Trio

Adaya Godlevsky (voice, harp)
Dganit Elyakim (electronics, voice),
Uri Levinson (video)

Curator: Lars Sergel

New exhibition opening



Thursday 30/03/2017 at 20:30

Looking at Shapes Looking at Me

Raya Manobla

A few words from us


Despite announcements in the media about the closure of the gallery, threats from the Jerusalem municipality, and freezing of their part of the gallery budget, we continue our life at Barbur as usual.

The fact that the lecture of “Breaking the Silence” at the gallery went on as planned is a victory for the spirit of freedom and proof that you can and should stand up to the threats and attempts of intimidation and incitement.

According to all the legal opinions we received, the municipality’s claims are baseless factually and legally. Theirs is a political statement designed for promotional purposes and a flattery to the extreme right in the city, and not a move that has any real substance – neither legal nor material. This behavior of the municipality – to deceive the public – is not consistent with the public interest and proper management. The purpose of this move is to punish and intimidate Barbur Gallery and suppress artists, creators and cultural institutions, and in fact all those whose opinion does not conform to the positions of power.

The struggle for the Barbur Gallery is part of the struggle for the character of Israeli society. There are trends of racism, violence and hatred permeating the public and political sphere in order to impose authority and fear, damage freedom of expression and democracy, civil organization, and the rights of the inhabitants of the city and the country.

These days, the existing laws are canceled and new law proposals erode the existence of mechanisms that maintain the rights of the individual and the public, democracy and justice. Only through solidarity and a common stand of all citizens and civic organizations and institutions for whom freedom and equality, welfare and justice are important, we can maintain a healthy society and hope for the sane future for all of us.

We have no words to thank all those who helped, supported and expressed solidarity and sympathy from all parts of the population in Jerusalem and outside – neighbors, students and professors, artists and designers, musicians and poets, directors of cultural institutions and art galleries, Israel Prize laureates, civil society organizations and associations, friends and family, people who knew the gallery for years and those who heard about it for the first time – and in word and deed expressed solidarity and a voiced a strong opinion, and gave us inspiration and confidence to carry on at Barbur gallery the creative space that includes an open dialogue that gives expression to the diversity of opinion — not violent, not aggressive, and within the law.

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts,
Barbur Gallery

Poetry Evening in Barbur


מודעה שירת הברבור עיצוב איתם טובול

Monday 6/03 at 20:00

Jerusalem poets against Barbur Gallery closure.

Will read from their poetry:

Tom Baikin-O’hayon, Rona Barnes, Gilad Meiri, Shay Mendelovich, Amir Menasheof, Itay Akirav, Nir Segev and Noa Shakargi

New Exhibition Opening


Thursday 24/02/2017 at 20:30


Bianca Eshel Gershuni & Oree Holban

Curators: Merav Kamel & Mika Bar-Or Nesher

Production Assistant: Hadas Golan

Performance at 21:30

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New Exhibition Opening



Saturday 26/11/2016 at 19:30

As a part of the Sixth Drawing Biennale

Playful Grounds

Participants: Maya Aruch, Roy Efrat and Michal Bachi, Sharon Fadida, Yasmin Hassidim, Gabriella Klein, Lihi Nidiz, Malki Tesler, Carien Yatsiv, Shai Yehezkelli, Reuven Zahavi

Curators: Sally Haftel Naveh, Masha Zusman


New Exhibition Opening


Friday 14/10/2016 at 11:00

Italo Rene Exposito Lo Giudice (Cuba) – Reflejos del alma