Curator: Haya Fierstein-Zohar
Participating Artists: Heddy Abramowitz | Julia Aronson | Yehudis Barmatz-Harris | Yael Buchbinder-Shimoni | Tiferet Damari | Ann Ruth Facktorovich | Avigail Fried | Nechama Golan | Pesi Komar | Linda Lieff Altabef
“For Heaven’s Sake,” the theme of the 2019 Jerusalem Biennale, at first sounds positive and optimistic. Nonetheless, the phrase is often used in the context of severe disputes. So too is the phrase shalom bayit (peace in the home): both peace and home are harmonious and beautiful ideals. Everyone aspires to an idyllic family life. However, the concept of shalom bayit is also used in the context of arguments, disagreements, and divorce. In this exhibition, we chose to focus on the subject of the home, particularly on the complex relationship between husband and wife. The works in the exhibit re-examine the idea of shalom bayit and depict its manifestation, constructed from hard work and dust, from dreams and desires that sometimes differ or conflict, and from the fragility, collapse and magic of daily existence. Studio of Her Own, founded in 2010 and located in Jerusalem, is a platform to promote young religious women artists. The initiative provides both physical and mental space for creativity, as well as professional guidance and economic empowerment. Studio of Her Own also gives its artists opportunities for exposure through exhibitions in galleries and museums. The studio has helped to develop and nurture a new and unique voice in contemporary Israeli art. It connects with local communities and broader Israeli society. The studio brings the visual arts to a variety of communities, including some that have little exposure to or sympathy for contemporary art. In its new location in the historic home of the artist Pinchas Litvinovsky, the studio will open its doors to women artists everywhere. It will serve as a research center on women’s art, an art gallery for women artists, and a residency studio for artists from Israel and abroad.
Studio of Her Own
Address: 15 Avraham Elmali'akh St.
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