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Screenings at Barbur

Leftovers from a picnic 1 & 2

21-06-2006


Thursday, June 22, 21:00

Leftovers from a Picnic, two video works by Joel Kantor

The video, Leftovers from a Picnic, No.1, was produced especially for the Jewish Film Festival held in Barcelona in 2001. The film focuses on life in central Tel Aviv, and follows a set of situations which reflect various aspects of Israeli life. From a cobbler (a Holocaust survivor) during his coffee break to Israel’s 50th anniversary celebrations, as they were celebrated in the “Tikvah Village”. The selection is 45 minutes long, edited from 100 hours of footage shot between 1996-2001 by photographer Joel Kantor.

Leftovers from a Picnic, No.2 is a ten minute documentary focusing on Jerusalem scenes of life. The film, made by Joel and Oren Kantor, was produced for an exhibition at the Agrippas 12 Gallery in 2005.

This is the first time these two films are being screened for the Israeli public.



New exhibition in Barbur

Shamelessly Painting in 2006

21-06-2006

On Tuesday, June 13 a new exhibition – Shamelessly Painting in 2006 – was opened in Barbur.

Artists participating in the show:
Meir Appelfeld,
Amnon Ben Ami,
Nomi Bruckmann
and
Pesach Slabosky.

Nearly ten years ago, an artist whose work would be most described as conceptual once invited me to meet his students. He asked me in front of them what was my consciousness, as someone for whom painting is the center of artmaking. I answered that we—artists like that—are the ones who, when they said that you are not supposed to paint, were at that moment in the bathroom.
There have been changes in attitudes about painting in the twenty-seven-and-a-half years that I have lived in Israel. There was once only one permissible reading of “contemporary art”. If young people painted at all it was with an intellectualized and apologetic sense. “I apologize that I am painting, and I apologize that you have to look at it.” The profundity of the change that has taken place since then is such that now you can find at major venues paintings by young artists that promise to stir the heart of an interior decorator.

All the same there are folks for whom painting has always been a vehicle of art. We are still here. I immodestly present several of them in this exhibit: Shamelessly Painting in 2006. It is also not by chance that this is a Jerusalem exhibit. There is a statement that Jerusalem has something to say in art, and I have only thanks for the members of Barbur, who have provided the platform for that statement.
Pesach Slabosky, curator of the show

Some images from the exhibition:

   
Meir Appelfeld                                          Nomi Bruckmann

   
Amnon Ben Ami                                       Pesach Slabosky



A meeting with

Bnei-Avraham Group Activists about

Hebron

18-06-2006


Monday, June 19, 20:00



Not enforcing the law on the jewish settlers, the government allows violent acts towards the local Palestinians in Hebron and creating a racial segregation, closing central routes and markets from Palestinian movement, turning the life of the locals to be unbearable.
During the last year, Bnei-Avraham activists have been visiting regularly in the city, protesting against the violence and closure of streets and conducting tours bringing more then 2000 people, among them politicians, diplomats and journalists, raising Israeli awareness to the difficult situation in Hebron.



Screenings at Barbur

Desperado Square

15-06-2006


Thursday, June 15, 20:30


Desperado Square
a film by Beni Torati

A year after the death of Morris Mendevon his son Nissim has a strange dream. In the dream, his father appears and orders him to reopen the old neighborhood cinema he had shut down twenty five years before his death. On that very day Avram Medevon, Morris’ brother, returns to the neighborhood after an absence of many years. The Mendevon sons decide to screen the famous Indian film “Sangam” which used to be an old time neighborhood hit. Their mother Seniora does not approve of the screening ,but they insist. While searching for “Sangam” they find out that Avram Mendevon holds the only copy of the film but he will give it to them on one condition… As the brothers persist with their quest new family secrets are to be revealed. Desperado Square” is a film about people who have missed their great love ,and are trying to create their future.This is a film about the love of cinema.It is also the story of a colorful neighborhood, in the outskirts of the big city.

New exhibition in Barbur

Shamelessly Painting in 2006

09-06-2006

On Tuesday, June 13 at 20:00 a new exhibition – Shamelessly Painting in 2006 – will be opened in Barbur.

Artists participating in the show:
Meir Appelfeld,
Amnon Ben Ami,
Nomi Bruckmann
and
Pesach Slabosky.

Group Exhibition Opening

Parts

06-06-2006


Tuesday 20:00, 06.06


Group Exhibition Opening
Parts

  

  

Painting Workshop participants :
Avia, Ester, Bilha, Michal, Nofar, Rivka, Shira

The workshop have started about three months ago by Avi Sabach and in cooperation with the city unit for adolescents.
The works that are exhibited at the show were done during the workshop lessons.