Hosting of artists at the Barbur Gallery
Barbur gallery is happy to announce for the fifth time the opening of the annual artists residency program Barbur B&B .
This year 31 artists and artist groups were invited to sojourn at the gallery, each one for one day, during the month of July.
The program starts on the Saturday evening, 01.07, and will continue until 31.07.
Every day and night (except Shabbats) a different artist or artists’ group will stay at the gallery, sleeping, eating, working, performing, and meeting people.
The public is invited to visit the gallery, meet the artists, talk on the works and on life.
The residency participants come from various fields of art — plastic arts, music, dance. theater, performance, poetry, urban arts and critical writing.
Monday 10.06 at 20:00
As in every exhibition Barbur is hosting Jerusalism for an evening of writing, art and community
Friday 07.06 at 12:00
Gallery Talk with Roger Ychai, Noga Farchy, Mia Yankovich Shentser
The composition “Microcosmos” by the composer Andre Hajdu will be performed by: Roger Ychai – classical guitar, Yaniv Schenzer – zarb, Yair Harel – zarb, Yoni Niv – cello.
Andre Hajdu was a composer, ethnomusicologist, beloved teacher, recipient of the Israel Prize for music. In 2001 he founded the ensemble Haoman Cha”i, with a group of his Jerusalemite students.
Friday 17.05 at 12:00
Fugue In Three Voices
By Roger Ychai, Noga Farchy, Mia Yankovich Shentser
Curators: Noga Farchy, Mia Yankovich Shentser
Friday 12.04 at 12:00
By Vered Shilony and Yaron Attar
Curator: Abraham Kritzman
April 1-3, 4pm-11pm
Alphabet Club compound, Ahad Ha’am 54, Tel Aviv
Barbur54: Benefit Exhibition
Barbur Gallery is facing immediate shutdown due to eviction proceedings instigated by the Jerusalem municipality. Funds raised in this exhibition will be devoted to the struggle for the continued existence of the gallery – a home for pluralistic, open culture since its founding as a non-profit in 2005.
Hundreds of artists from across the country have contributed work in the effort to ensure the existence of this community-centered gallery. Located in the center of Nahlaot, adjacent to Mahane Yehuda market, it is a unique and important fixture in the neighborhood and serves the efforts to revitalize the city center. Three days of art, performances and lectures will be held in the center of Tel Aviv, exactly one month before the court hearing.
Barbur is in the midst of a struggle for its existence, despite its long track record of serving as an open home for Jerusalem’s diverse population. In its 13 years of activity, Barbur has upheld a unique galley model: combining the display of professional contemporary art along with diverse cultural, social and community programming directed at a range of different audiences – artists and art lovers, neighborhood residents and students, secular and religious, children and elderly. The gallery has staged nearly 200 exhibitions, thousands of music, poetry, literature, film and dance events, dozens of workshops and courses for students and the general public, lectures and seminars. A special emphasis is placed on facilitating engagement between the diverse populations of the immediate neighborhood. The gallery also serves as a home for various activities and neighborhood initiatives that relate to the art exhibitions, including a drawing class for senior citizens, workshops for neighborhood children, and a community garden. Other unique undertakings we host include an ultra-Orthodox culture group, exhibitions and meetings of SHEKEL members (Inclusion for People with Disabilities) exhibitions of art students from Bezalel and the ultra-Orthodox branch of Bezalel, and of Enosh, the Israeli Mental Health Association.
The gallery’s struggle is part of a national struggle for freedom in art and freedom of expression. The role of cultural and artistic institutions is to serve as a home for a variety of voices. To be places where opposing sides meet, and where a wide range of views are found. It is crucial that we discuss controversial content with no fear, and it is our role to give such topics a stage and facilitate a respectful, balanced, and unbiased discourse around them.
Join us for a Benefit exhibition, Lectures, and Music.