Monday, April 24, 20:30 chapters 1-2
Thursday, April 27, 20:30 chapters 3-4
documentary mini-series produced by
Tomer Heymann and Barak Heymann
In Kafr Qara, which is located in Wadi Ara, there is a school with Jewish and Arab pupils from kindergarden through fourth grade. The pupils learn in both languages and there are two teachers in each classroom – a Jew and an Arab.
Bridge Over The Wadi School seemed to spring out of nowhere in a most unlikely place. In fact, this small miracle was the result of the hard work of a dedicated group of Jewish and Arab parents, who, seeking a context for hope in light of local tensions, joined forces with Hand in Hand and pushed the proposed school plan through one obstacle after another until it was realized.
Thursday, after the screening, a talk with
Ala Khatib, Dalia Perez, Adam Yakin and parents from
The Bilingual School in Jerusalem
education and civil action
and the cultivation of a grassroots project for living together in Jerusalem
On April 16 -17 we hosted in Barbur two days workshop “A Matter of Scale” by the German artists Jan Köchermann, a lecturer in Hochschule Wissenschaften, Hamburg School of Art and Design, and Yenni Tietze with the participation of students from the Art Department of Bezalel.
The aim of the workshop was to create and produce a model for a one-man show for a specific space ‐ KX Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, which is, like Barbur, run by a group of young artists.
Jan Köchermann has built and brought to Barbur a large model of the KX Gallery, consisting all details and refering to its unique space. The partisipants were asked to propose and build model of their own one-man show. Each model was photographed and documented from different angels.
At the end of the workshop the slideshow of all the images were shown at the presentation event in Barbur and at the end of the year the photos will be exhibited at the KX Gallery in Hamburg.
The regular procedure in using a model is to plan and arrange an exhibition before entering the real space. In this case, the model is replacing the gallery itself.
This will raise new questions concerning the approach to the work and it’s dimensions and also gives the possibility to play and to work with ordinary materials in a short period (and with a low budget).
The event became possible thanks to personal efforts of our dear friend Irit Hemmo, an artist and lecture in the Art Department of Bezalel.
Opening event –
Thursday 20.04, 20:00
Two months ago, we started a series of lectures and discussions in Barbur regarding East Jerusalem. Last Monday (April 10) we met with the lawyer Said Ghalieh and Ibtesam Terabieh, coordinator of Ataa Center (the Office for Information and Assistance for East Jerusalem Residents in matters concerning the Ministry of Interior).
The main subjects of the discussion were the 2003 law limiting citizenship and entry into Israel and issues concerning family unification and child registration in East Jerusalem.
For more information, please see:
Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Shahar Ilan’s article in “Ha’aretz”
Thursday 13.04, 20:30
Pil & Galia Kollectiv
“On Art & Capitalism”
presentation of works of the last 3 years
after the presentation discussion with the participation of
Ronen Eidelman editor of “Maarav”
an on-line magazine devoted to art, culture and media.
THE UPGRADE! TEL AVIV/JERUSALEM is organized by
Monday 10.04, 20:30
Said Ghaliya, lawyer, and Ibtesam Terabie, coordinator of Ataa Center,
the Office for Information and Assistance for East Jerusalem Residents
in matters concerning the Ministry of Interior.
Thursday 06.04, 21:00
A film by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz
“The Inner Tour”
A few months before the outbreak of the 2001 – 2002 Middle East violent clashes,
a group of Palestinians, residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, embarked on a 3-day sightseeing bus tour through the state of Israel.
The group visits a country they live in, but within which they are not allowed to move about. It is an alienating state, under whose occupation they live. Now traveling through it, they meet Israelis, and discover how easy and how hard it is for them to be here.
Director: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz
Cinematographer: Shark (Sharon) De Mayo
Editor: Ron Goldman
Producers: Liran Atzmore, Raed Andoni
Monday, 03/04/2006, at 20:00
Ofer Cohen and Amir Leder (who are currently exhibiting at Barbur) will talk about their art and answer questions.