ARGAMAN CULTURAL PROJECT

ARGAMAN CULTURAL PROJECT

November 10th, ONLINE
"Who is a Jewish artist and what is Jewish art?"
Lecture by Julia Patrakova.

Julia Patrakova started the lecture by defining what is a Art from the Torah and when Bezalel was given instructions on how to make the utensils for a portable temple. Then we discussed the second commandment and whether – due to its limitations – the "Jewish artist" can exist at all. After that, we moved on to the history of the 19th and 20th centuries, talked about Moritz Oppenheim, the "Rothschild artist" who began to change the mind about Jewish art; about the first Jewish sculptor, world famous Mark Antokolsky and his sculptures.

Together with the participants in a chat, we tried to answer the question whether the Jewish theme is a sign that the artist is Jewish?

In 1915, a congress was held in Petrograd, where it was decided who the Jewish artist was and what Jewish art was.

Finally, we discussed the Yiddish proverbs encrypted in Chagall's paintings.

"The lecture was very intense! I discovered many new names and surnames. It's amazing how difficult it is to find a precise definition of what counts as Jewish art. Thank you so much for continuing to give interesting lectures even during the pandemic". 

Katerina P.

Novermer 16th, Kikar HaMedina, Tel Aviv
Guided tour around the exhibition PHOTO IS:REAL

A large annual exhibition of photographs PHOTO IS:REAL (that this year took place on Kikar HaMedina in a modified format) consisted of several thematic exhibitions - competitive and non-competitive.

Maria – a Russian-speaking guide from PHOTO IS:RAEL led our tour, starting with the exhibitions of free contestants on the topic of "feeling like an immigrant" expressed through the photographs of Sivan Elirazi.

We then discussed how to survive or express the loss of a family member based on the series "Utopia". We talked about The Lonka Project, photographs of Holocaust survivors in an attempt to show character through photography and about the project of the photographer Diana Markosyan, who photographed places in Turkey, finding them from drawings and descriptions of Armenians who fled from there in 1915 as young children.

We also learned how the non the nonprofit PHOTO IS: RAEL assists the elderly and adolescents during the Covid pandemic and watched an exhibition of photographs about their social projects.

"Every year I go to this exhibition! Well done to you guys for organizing for us a tour there despite the pandemic. After the tour, when we were discussing the exhibition in our group with Asya and Liya, I realized that despite the fact that the "main art" this year speaks mainly about personal or political traumas, I preferred the amateur projects of the amuta PHOTO IS: RAEL, simple and naive positive photographs taken by old people and teenagers. We all, as it seems to me, are missing this in 2020".

Miriam F.

November 24th, ONLINE
"Street Art of Jerusalem"
Lecture by Rafael Shokhat

Raphael divided his lecture into three parts: architecture, graffiti and sculpture. We learned about Zvi Hecker and the honeycomb houses, round synagogues and mikvahs by the architect Chaim Hefetz, discussed the architecture of the early 20th century, the buildings of the Schneiler Orphanage and its relationship to the Six Day War, watched the Yitzhak Baruch's toy castles in the courtyards of Jerusalem.

Then we discussed the figure of a giraffe and its significance in culture, as well as sculptures of a giraffe on a street kiosk in Hel Or Square, small pigeons in Magnes Square, a sculpture "a car covered with a canvas" – the monument to the times when the old railway station in Jerusalem was in operation; dynamic sculptures by Alexander Kadler, and what the red cow symbolizes.

By the end of the lecture we remembered Solomon Suzu, a street artist who started on Mahane Yehuda, and talked the legendary Rabbi Arye Levin, whose portrait Solomon painted in Nachlaot.

"We received so much interesting information! Thank you for such a good lecturer. I will review this material many times. And I'm really looking forward to the offline street art tour to Jerusalem". 

Pavel K.

November 10th, ONLINE
"Who is a Jewish artist and what is Jewish art?"
Lecture by Julia Patrakova.

Julia Patrakova started the lecture by defining what is a Art from the Torah and when Bezalel was given instructions on how to make the utensils for a portable temple. Then we discussed the second commandment and whether – due to its limitations – the "Jewish artist" can exist at all. After that, we moved on to the history of the 19th and 20th centuries, talked about Moritz Oppenheim, the "Rothschild artist" who began to change the mind about Jewish art; about the first Jewish sculptor, world famous Mark Antokolsky and his sculptures.

Together with the participants in a chat, we tried to answer the question whether the Jewish theme is a sign that the artist is Jewish?

In 1915, a congress was held in Petrograd, where it was decided who the Jewish artist was and what Jewish art was.

Finally, we discussed the Yiddish proverbs encrypted in Chagall's paintings.

"The lecture was very intense! I discovered many new names and surnames. It's amazing how difficult it is to find a precise definition of what counts as Jewish art. Thank you so much for continuing to give interesting lectures even during the pandemic".

Katerina P.

Novermer 16th, Kikar HaMedina, Tel Aviv
Guided tour around the exhibition PHOTO IS:REAL

A large annual exhibition of photographs PHOTO IS:REAL (that this year took place on Kikar HaMedina in a modified format) consisted of several thematic exhibitions - competitive and non-competitive.

Maria – a Russian-speaking guide from PHOTO IS:RAEL led our tour, starting with the exhibitions of free contestants on the topic of "feeling like an immigrant" expressed through the photographs of Sivan Elirazi.

We then discussed how to survive or express the loss of a family member based on the series "Utopia". We talked about The Lonka Project, photographs of Holocaust survivors in an attempt to show character through photography and about the project of the photographer Diana Markosyan, who photographed places in Turkey, finding them from drawings and descriptions of Armenians who fled from there in 1915 as young children.

We also learned how the non the nonprofit PHOTO IS: RAEL assists the elderly and adolescents during the Covid pandemic and watched an exhibition of photographs about their social projects.

"Every year I go to this exhibition! Well done to you guys for organizing for us a tour there despite the pandemic. After the tour, when we were discussing the exhibition in our group with Asya and Liya, I realized that despite the fact that the "main art" this year speaks mainly about personal or political traumas, I preferred the amateur projects of the amuta PHOTO IS: RAEL, simple and naive positive photographs taken by old people and teenagers. We all, as it seems to me, are missing this in 2020".

Miriam F.

November 24th, ONLINE
"Street Art of Jerusalem"
Lecture by Rafael Shokhat

Raphael divided his lecture into three parts: architecture, graffiti and sculpture. We learned about Zvi Hecker and the honeycomb houses, round synagogues and mikvahs by the architect Chaim Hefetz, discussed the architecture of the early 20th century, the buildings of the Schneiler Orphanage and its relationship to the Six Day War, watched the Yitzhak Baruch's toy castles in the courtyards of Jerusalem.

Then we discussed the figure of a giraffe and its significance in culture, as well as sculptures of a giraffe on a street kiosk in Hel Or Square, small pigeons in Magnes Square, a sculpture "a car covered with a canvas" – the monument to the times when the old railway station in Jerusalem was in operation; dynamic sculptures by Alexander Kadler, and what the red cow symbolizes.

By the end of the lecture we remembered Solomon Suzu, a street artist who started on Mahane Yehuda, and talked the legendary Rabbi Arye Levin, whose portrait Solomon painted in Nachlaot.

"We received so much interesting information! Thank you for such a good lecturer. I will review this material many times. And I'm really looking forward to the offline street art tour to Jerusalem".

Pavel K.




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