Shai Azoulay, Dorit Bialer, Guy Goldstein, Tal Frank, Alon Kedem, Efrat Klipshtein, Hila Lulu Lin Farah Kufr Birim, Elham Rokni, Avi Sabah, Hadas Satt, Yoav Weinfeld
Curator: Nogah Davidson
Titled “Mercaz” (Center), the opening show ironically addresses the very decision to open a contemporary art gallery in Jerusalem.Although central to the Israeli art scene globally Tel Aviv might be considered quite marginal. In contrast, Jerusalem has historically been recognized as a global center of culture and spirituality.
Hence, the show will suggest that centralism is a negotiable term- determined superficially rather than substantially. It wishes to undermine the supremacy that often accompanies claims of centralism and present it as an ever- changing, fluid term that shifts according to different perspectives, circumstances and times.
The works in the show deal with disrupted hierarchies and orders, with working within molds and methods only to break them or to examine them, through institutional didacticism and questions of substance and triviality.