The 2019 Jerusalem Biennale, which showcases the work of 200 professional artists, both Israeli and international, in 30 exhibitions and projects, in over 14 venues around the city, will run from October 10th through November 28th, 2019.
Guided tours through the Jerusalem Biennale will be offered from October 15th to November 28th. Each tour includes a tailored visit to our unique venues and exhibitions and a meeting with one Jerusalem Biennale artist and/or curator.
Tours are led by our professional team of guides.
Tours are either single venue tours or a combination of venues.
Our tours coordinator will help you choose the venues that are most appropriate for your visit. Please see below for an overview of the venues and tour options.
*The Jerusalem Biennale will be happy to help with lunch/dinner arrangements upon request.
How does the Jewish tradition of dispute express itself in both the Jewish and non-Jewish worlds?
The YMCA, which embodies an atmosphere of peace and unity across all nations is host to 3 international exhibitions. Artists from Jerusalem, Morocco, India and Yugoslavia showcase their work side by side. They explore the issues of mutual longing, of the meanings behind ritual and ceremony, and of the central importance of oral traditions, amongst other ideas. The visual expression of such investigations is surprising and profound. The exhibitions include music, sound, video installations and more.
Hechal Shlomo is JB2019 largest and most varied venue with 8 different exhibitions.
The Heichal Shlomo Jewish Heritage Center, situated in the heart of Jerusalem is the main venue for the Jerusalem Biennale 2019. This center deeply engages with the challenges of Jewish tradition as it is lived within the Modern contemporary
world. The talmudic tradition of dispute: dialog and confrontation, which is the central theme of this Biennale, is explored through the eyes of over 50 artists. The 8 exhibitions in this iconic venue engage both the universal and Jewish aspects of image making but emphasize the motivations behind such creative work as experienced through a uniquely Jewish lens. The varied exhibitions include Judaica, painting, mixed media, illustration, video installations and more.
We highly recommend to visit the 2019 Jerusalem Biennale as part of a guided tour. You can either organise a group (up to 25 participants per guide) our join one of our public tours that will be available on Chol Hamoed Succoth (October 15-18) and every Friday after that. For more information, please write to Caron at email@example.com
If you plan on visiting the Biennale on your own, you can purchase a ticket online or at the entrance to Hechal Shlomo and YMCA venues. Full details about opening hours and the exhibitions in every venue are available HERE.