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Curator: Eyal Ben Dov

1968 was one of the most tumultuous years in the second half of 20th century. Revolts and protests, led mostly by students, erupted in 56 countries against the Vietnam war, dominant politics, and nuclear weapons, and for civil and women’s rights. The introduction of television, radio, and proliferation of photo magazines heightened the images of the period. Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, and Planet of the Apes became trailblazers. Jimmy Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, and many others created a new kind of music. The musical Hair debuted on Broadway.

The signs of the times were also apparent in Israel after the Six Days’ War. The hijacked El Al planes, first broadcasts of Israeli Television, Israel Prizes to poet Alterman, sculpture YItzhak Danziger, and architect Idelson. Musrara’s Social Gallery will look back at 1968 with an exhibition comprised of archive footage, photographs, films, music, texts, and more.

מרסלו ברודסקי פריז מתוך האש של הרעיונות 1968A work by Marcelo Brodsky - from the exhibition