The Complete Guide to Israel's Summer Art Shows

This summer, Israel’s numerous galleries and museums are showcasing an especially large selection of art by Israeli and international artists

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“Homage to G.B.” at the Yaacov Agam Museum.
“Homage to G.B.” at the Yaacov Agam Museum.Credit: Meged Gozani
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Art Galleries

“Contact Sheet,” Group exhibition. Until July 20. 42 Tslenov Street, Tel Aviv. Tues.-Thurs. 12:00-19:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00

“Sonic Signature of Substance” – art and music. Until July 18. 100 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5225637.  Sun.-Thurs. 10:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00

“Only Connect!” group exhibition. Until Sept. 13. 12b Hasharon, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5666162 Wed.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00.

“The Figurative Ones 1991-2012.” Until August 10. 35 Gordon, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5225427 Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00.

“Let the Sunshine In: Naïve Art from Central America and More.” Until August 16. 255 Dizengoff St., Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5444150. Mon.-Thur. 12:00-21:00, Fri. and holiday eves 10:00-14:00

“Sea Stains” – Sigalit Landau. Drawings and video. Until Sept. 30. Adenauer Convention Center, Jerusalem. Tel. 02-6292200. All week 10:00-20:00 

“Letters from a Certain Future to an Uncertain Past” – Klone. Indefinite. 33 Lillienbaum St., Tel Aviv  Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-19:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00, Sat. 11:00-14:00 

“Blue Woman with a Red-Greenish Vagina” – Shai-Lee Horodi. Until August 17. 3-1 Hizkiyahu Mamelech, Tel Aviv. Tues.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:00-13:00

“Sunset” – Ami Sfard and Nir Matzliach; “The Artist and the Muse” – Noam Omer; “UnFolding” – Dorit Teichman. Until July 27. 6 Shvil Hameretz, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-6725124. Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:30-14:00

From the David Avidan film “You Name It,” 1969, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
From the David Avidan film “You Name It,” 1969, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

“Art Makes Us Happy” – 25 Years of the Gallery. Until Aug. 9.60 Ahad HaAm, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5660123.Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00.

“Dance of the Happy Shades” – Noa Shay. Drawing and Sculpture. Until August 31. 48 Yehuda Halevi, Tel Aviv. Tel. 052-8729490. Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-18:30, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00.

“Mirage” – Eran Wolkowski. Painting. Until July 20. 3 Shvil Hameretz, Building 8, 4th Fl., Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-6832559. Tues.-Thurs. 12:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00. 

“Back to Artport” – exhibition of Artport alumni. Untill August 10. 8 Ha’Amal St., Tel Aviv. Wed.-Thurs. 12:00-19:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00.

“The Larva Society for Psychial Research” – art as a medium for spiritualist activity. Shmuel Hanagid 12, Jerusalem. Tel. 02–6253653.  Mon. and Wed.-Thurs. 10:00-18:00, Tues. 14:00-20:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00

“Existential Maze of a Lone Wolf” – Leo Kontivi; “Silent Growth” group exhibition; “The World According to Valerie” – Valerie Bikovsky; “The Eye and the Spirit” – Carmela Eldar; “Through a Prism” – Dov Peer; “Fog in Sunlight” – Mira Tzedar; “WITCHCRAFT” – Ilan Moyel; “Life in Art” Neta Ganor; “MASA [1]” – Rami Attar. Alharizi 9, Ibn Gvirol, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5246685. Mon.-Thu. 10:00-13:00, 17:00-19:00; Fri. 10:00-13:00; Sat. 11:00-14:00.

“Kibbutz” – Micha Bar-Am. Until Oct. 12. Ein Harod. Tel. 04-6486328.  Sun.-Thurs. 8:00-15:00, Sat. 11:00-15:00 or by prior arrangement.

“B&B 2019” – annual artists residency program. The public is welcome. Until July 31. Shirizli 6, Jerusalem. Tel. 054-7232866. Mon.-Thurs. 14:00-20:00, Fri. 11:00-14:00.

“Animals” group exhibition. Until July 27. 14 Hamada, Herzliya Pituach.  Tues. and Thurs. 12:00-18:00, Wed. 12:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00.

“Scars” – Sharon Pazner; “Ceremony” – Shachar Dor and Elad Schneiderman. Until July 27. 46 Gesher HaEtz, Emek Hefer Industrial Park. Tel. 054-4278951. Tues. 10:00-16:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00 and by prior arrangement.

“Donkeys” by Menashe Kadishman, 1966, Basis Gallery in Herzliya.
“Donkeys” by Menashe Kadishman, 1966, Basis Gallery in Herzliya. Credit: Lena Gutman

“Secrets of Fabrics and Stitches” – art quilt works. Until Aug. 17. 74 Hatzav St., Kfar Vradim. Tel. 054-7542699. Tues. 17:00-19:00, Sat. and holidays 11:00-14:00 and by prior arrangement.

“Ahmad al-Arabi” – Saher Miari; “Acts of Sabotage” – Easam Darawshi; “Rearranging the Chairs…” – Dubi Harel; “Isti’ada (Restoration)” – Hanan Armaly Haddad. Until Oct. 26. Umm el-Fahem. Sun.-Thurs. and Sat. 9:00-16:00

Works by renowned Israeli artist David Gerstein. 101 Ben Yehuda St., Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5293826 Sun.-Thurs. 10:00-19:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00

“All the Houses” – Shani Weiss. Painting; “Black Light” – Talya Yisraeli. Artists’s Wall. Until Aug. 4. 2 Shvil Hameretz, Tel Aviv, Tel. 058-4466349. Wed.-Thurs. 12:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-15:00

“Bethlehem” – Leor Grady. Until Aug. 22. Schechter Center, 42 Chelouche St., Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5170358 (ext. 4). Sun.-Thurs. 9:00-17:00, Fri. 11:00-13:30

“Studio Visits II” group exhibition. Until July 31. 12 Geula St., Kfar Saba. Tel. 09-7649303. Sun.-Thurs. 9:00-20:00, Fri. 9:00-12:00

“Refinement” – Shmuel Peer; “Mainly Abstract” – Hanna Nir Kamgushny. Until July 27. 15 Ben Gurion St., Maalot. Tel. 04-9977150. Sun. and Tues.-Wed. 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00; Mon. and Thurs. 10:30-15:00, Sat. 11:00-13:00

Beit Meirov Gallery Holon

“Moses – Mike Brant Superstar.” Until Aug. 30. 31 Herzfeld St., Holon. Tel. 03-6516851. Tues.-Thurs. 17:00-20:00; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-13:00

“Ocean and Caffeine” – Cosima Von Bunin. Until Aug. 30. 34 Olei Hatzafon, Jaffa. Thurs. 14:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00

“Dizengoff Square Through History.” Until Aug. 31. 77 Dizengoff, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5220249. Sun.-Thurs and Sat. 10:00-19:30, Fri. 10:00-14:30

“Unwillful Movement” group exhibition. Until Aug. 15. 38 Shivtei Yisrael, Jerusalem. 02-6288614. Sun.-Thurs. 8:00-15:00 or by appointment

“The Great Reef” – Matan Ben Tolilah and Ayala Landau. Until Aug. 2. Community Center of Neve Eliezer, 6 Sderot Sheshet Hayamim, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-7300360. Tues. 10:00-13:00, Wed.-Thurs. 17:00-20:00

Museums

Permanent exhibition of Reuben Rubin’s paintings. 14 Bialik, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5255961.Mon. and Wed.-Fri. 10:00-15:00; Wed. 10:00-20:00; Sat. 11:00-14:00

Drawings in response to public scandals. Indefinite. 61 Weizmann St., Holon. 03-6521849. Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:00-13:00; Tues., Thurs. 17:00-20:00; Sat. 10:00-15:00

“Sculptures” – Boaz Vaadia. Until Nov. 30. Tefen Industrial Park. Tel. 04-9109600. Mon.-Thurs. 9:00-16:00, Sat. 10:00-16:00

“Jewelry Making: Past & Present”. Until Nov. 16. 2 HaPalmach St., Jerusalem. Tel. 02-5661291. Mon.-Wed. 10:00-15:00, Thurs. 10:00-19:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00

“The Believers”. Group exhibition. Until Aug. 17. 6 Stroma, Bat Yam. Tel. 03-6591140. Tues., Wed. 16:00-20:00; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00

“On the Coast of Tel Aviv”. Indefinite; “Myth Meets Land” – Eli Shamir, Adi Nes. Until Nov. 30; “Mind and Matter” – the world of the ancient coppersmiths.” Until Nov. 9; “Leaving, Never to Return” – a tribute to Jews of Arab countries and Iran. Until July 31; “The Voice Behind the Image.” Until Aug. 31; “A Toast to Israel” Glass. Indefinite. 2 Haim Levanon St., Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-6415244. Mon., Wed. 10:00-16:00; Tues. 10:00-20:00; Thurs. 10:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-16:00. 

“In Perpetual Motion” – Yaakov Agam. Indefinite. 1 Meishar St., Rishon LeZion. Mon., Thurs.10:00-19:00; Tues.-Wed. 10:00-16:00; Sat. 10:00-14:00 

“Out of the Blue / From the Depth of the Sea to the National Flag.” Through Summer 2019. 21 Stephen Wise, Jerusalem. Tel. 02-5611066. Sun.-Tues., Thurs. 9:30-17:30; Wed. 9:30-21:30; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00. 

“First Person, Singular – Masculinities in Israeli Art.” Through November. 8 Derech Eretz, Ashdod. Tel. 08-8545180/1. Sun.-Mon., Wed.-Thurs. 9:00-16:00; Tues. 9:00-20:00. Fri.-Sat. 10:30-13:30

“Roots and Growth”. Traditional and contemporary art from Turkey. Until January 2020. 60 HaAtzmaut St., Beer Sheva, Tel. 08-6993535. Mon.-Tues., Thurs. 10:00-16:00; Wed. 12:00-19:00; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00

“Once Upon a Time in Beer Sheva.” Until the end of August. 60 HaAtzmaut, Beer Sheva. Tel. 08-6993535. Mon.-Tues., Thurs. 10:00-16:00; Wed. 12:00-19:00; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00

“Hermann Struck: A Foreign Homeland,” “Tar and Milk”; “Present Absentees”; “Divergent Memories”. Until Jan. 12, 2020. 23 Arlozorov, Haifa. Tel. 04-6359962. Sun.-Wed. 10:00-16:00; Thurs. 10:00-19:00; Fri. 10:00-13:00

“The Conversation Show;” “Genetic Dialogue” – Juany Mukmel and Talia Mukmel. Textiles and product design; “Forms of Smiles”. Product design. Until Oct. 26. 6 Golda Meir, Holon. Tel. 073-2151500. Mon., Wed. 10:00-16:00; Tues., Sat. 10:00-20:00; Thurs. 10:00-18:00; Fri. 10:00-14:00

“Demolition Party” – from public housing to residential tower. Until Jan. 5. 11 Sderot Ben Gurion, German Colony, Haifa. Tel. 04-9115888. Mon.-Thurs. 10:00-16:00; Fri. 10:00-13:00; Sat. 10:00-15:00. 

“Mariana Trench” – Nivi Alroy; “9” – Hilah Amram; “Thus Far” – Eitan Ben Moshe; “White Ravens” – Roni Taharlev; “Marsden Hartley: Slow Homecoming;” “Double Gaze” – children curate the museum’s collection. Until Aug. 24. 4 HaBanim, Herzliya. Tel. 09-9551011. Mon., Wed., Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00; Tues., Thurs., 16:00-20:00

“Pulse” – Orit Hofshi; “Under the Chinese Weeping Cypress” – Irit Tamari; “Kimonomatrix” – Shenkar students present the kimono. Until Oct. 31. Kibbutz Hazorea. Tel. 04-9899566. Mon., Wed.-Fri. 9:00-14:00; Tues. 12:00-17:00; Sat. 10:00-14:00

A cluster of exhibitions – “Fake News-Fake Truth”: “Overload”, “Homage to Video Zero”, “Power, Truth, and Post-Truth”, “Donald Trump: Poster Boy”, “The True Artist”. Until Sept. 1. At the Center for the Arts: “man and beast and other animals” – for the whole family. Indefinite. 26 Shabtai Levi, Haifa. Sun.-Wed. 10:00-16:00; Thurs. 16:00-19:00; Fri. 10:00-13:00; Sat. 10:00-15:00. Center for the Arts: 24 Shabtai Levi. Thurs. 16:00-19:00; Sat. 10:00-16:00  

“Confrontation NO!art Group.” Ein Hod Artists’ Village, Tel. 04-9842350.  Sun.-Thurs. 10:00-15:00; Fri. and holiday eves 10:00-14:00, Sat. and holidays 10:00-15:30

“Manifestos”. Cinematic installation. Until Nov. 2; “The House of Life” – Hadassa Goldricht. Indefinite; “The Shape of Things” – Arie Aroch. Indefinite; “The Faces Behind the Scrolls”. Until Aug. 30; “Two Women, a Dress, and a Notebook”. Indefinite. “Twin Spirits”. Until Sept. 15. 11 Sderot Ruppin, Jerusalem. Tel. 02-6708811. Sun.-Mon., Wed.-Thurs. 10:00-17:00, Tues. 16:00-21:00; Fri. 10:00-14:00; Sat. 10:30-16:00

Works by Moshe Shek. Indefinite. Kibbutz Beit Nir. Tel. 054-6874701 or 08-6874368. All week 11:00-17:00, by appointment

“Behind the Museum Walls”. An active exhibition for the whole family. Indefinite; “Hidden Landscapes and Disappearing Maps”. Indefinite. 21 Rokeah, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-516-1970. Mon.-Thurs. 10:00-16:00; Fri. 10:00-14:00; Sat. 10:00-15:00

“Jerusalem – Self-Portrait.” Until Aug. 31. 4 Heyil HaHandassah, Jerusalem. Tel. 02-6281278. Mon., Wed.-Thurs. 10:00-17:00; Tues. 14:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00

“Spellbound” – Samah Shihadi. Drawing. Until Oct. 21; “David Avidan – Media Prophet”. Until Oct. 12; “Pure Hard White World” – Yael Burstein. Statue Installation. Until Oct. 4; “The Thread” – Hans Op de Beeck. Short film. Until Nov. 4; “A Decade since the Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art”. Indefinite; “Kibbutz Buchenwald” – Gil Yefman. Until Aug. 17; “Susan and Anton Roland-Rosenberg Collection”. Indefinite; “Remotely Related: The Museum Presents Itself III”. Renewed presentation of the Israeli collection. Indefinite; “Dog Dish” – Zohar Gotesman. Sculpture Space (in the Sculpture Garden). Indefinite. 27 Sderot Shaul HaMelech, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-6077020.  Mon., Wed., Sat. 10:00-18:00; Tues., Thurs. 10:00-21:00; Fri. 10:00-14:00

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