The Beit Hasid is holding a special opening for exhibition "Black Humor" curated by Noa Lea Cohn, The Artshelter Gallery
Participanting Artists: Ilan Atlan / Shai Azoulay/ Shahaf Ben Shaya/ Yom Tov Blumenthal/ Dan Groover/Anshie Kagan / Ezra Landau/ Yiddy Lebovits/ Judith Levi / Etzion Mizrahi/ Yitzchok Moully/ Mendy Pellin/ Esther Malka Seruya/ David Baruch Wolk/ Marcelle Tehila Bitton
The exhibition deals with the identity and appearance of the Orthodox Jew and his ability to deal with a two-way view: interior and exterior. The exhibition's artists stand on the watershed: on the one hand, they use introspective, inner humor that belongs to the public in which they belong to the thin nuances within it. On the other hand, humor enables them to direct an external critical eye on themselves - 'the self-conscious stranger.' This pioneering exhibition is a contemporary seismograph of the sociological and ideological processes taking place in ultra-Orthodox society (under its various factions) under the radar.