Monday 10/8 Launch of “37%” Website and Opening of Photography Exhibition by Tomer Apelbaum
20:00 Gathering and the exhibition opening
20:30 Gallery talk with Almog Baharand Khaled Khatib
Barbur Gallery is hosting the Ir Amim for the launch of “37%” website and the opening of the photography exhibition by Tomer Apelbaum.
Exhibition Curator: Tammy Riklis
The “37% – East Jerusalem Stories” project was born in the wake of the violent summer of 2014, which left Jerusalem shaken and on edge. “37%” is designed to create a space—within the constraints of the current reality of the city—that recognizes the lives of Palestinians in Jerusalem—37% of the city’s population. Newspaper headlines, statistics and slogans cannot capture the reality of real people’s everyday lives. The project is not intended to steer away from political dialog. The political is inescapably present in every grain of life in Jerusalem. At core, the project reflects the idea that the personal is political and the political is personal, aiming to reduce the artificial distinction between the two. Each week during the summer, we will upload new stories of men and women of diverse ages, occupations, backgrounds and neighborhoods that combine to form a portrait—partial but vital—of East Jerusalem and its people.
The exhibition will be on display through August 13th.
See the project online at: http://www.37jlm.co.il/