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A Matter of Scale – workshop in Barbur


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.

All you didn’t want to know about
East Jerusalem
and were afraid to ask

After the third meeting


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”

Screenings at Barbur:
“The Inner Tour”


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