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This exhibition season, which opens for its fifth successive year in October 2015 at the Musrara Art School galleries, deals with the meeting place between photography, video and song, bringing together the works of various photographers, artists, poets and curators. Musrara Art School’s new initiative creates a space for discussion and examination of questions related to the connections and tensions between the written word and the visual image. 

This is a process of both research and experimentation, typifying the kind of work that goes on at the Musrara Art School, a vibrant place for contemporary art at the heart of the border zone of Jerusalem, lying between East and West, within existential experiences of identities and multiculturalism: between photo and poetics, between visible and invisible, between metaphor and immediate reality, an experience that is both complex and rewarding. 

David Havrony Ride homeDavid Havrony "A Ride Home"

The school has three galleries in which three comprehensive exhibitions will take place, The exhibition "Until We Came to an Understanding with Light" in the Social Gallery, curated by Eyal Ben Dov, presents The “Mashiv Haruah” (Hebrew: “Inspiring with Spirit”), a group of poets dealing with the spiritual dimension of contemporary poet and A group of photographers, young artists re-examining the physical–spiritual properties of light in photography through their reading of the “Mashiv Haruah” poetry, restore the spirit to contemporary photography, yet without betraying their disillusionment and socio-political critique.

Artists: Naama Shaked, Yoram Nisinovitz, Shmuel Klein, Bakal Serloi, Amichai Hasson, Joseph Ozer, Elias Cohen, Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel. Tamar Lewinsohn, Yaakov Baharav, David Havroni, Chen Cohen, Shira Cheresh, Zohar Kvarde, Niva Simon, Eldad Menuchin.

Curator: Eyal Ben Dov

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