Height of Joy  (על ראש שמחתי)

 

Art Inspired by a Jerusalem View 

 

 Boutique Hanevi’im, Jerusalem

A collaboration with the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art

 

In the weeks before Sukkot, a dozen renowned Jerusalem-based artists were invited to create artworks, inspired by the breathtaking views over the Old City from the windows and balconies at the Boutique Hanevi'im project. During Hol Hamoed Sukkot, the public is invited to an exhibition of the artworks - and to enjoy the views - in the Boutique Hanevi'im penthouse apartment. 

 

Among the participating artists:

Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen, from the Syrian community in Brooklyn, NY, who is currently on an artist-in-residency program with the Jerusalem Biennale

 

Motta Brim, the haredi artist who was the inspiration behind Akiva in the series Shtisel

 

Debbie Kampel, a South-African born artist now living in Alon Shvut whose work is currently on display in a Jerusalem Biennale exhibition in Manhattan

 

Where: Boutique Hanevi’im, 25 Hanevi’im St. Jerusalem

When:  October 18-20, 2016, from 10:00-19:00.

Free admission.

 

Meet Jerusalem Biennale founder and director Ram Ozeri, who will talk in English about plans for the third Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art, taking place October - November 2017.

Where: Boutique Hanevi’im, 25 Hanevi’im St. Jerusalem

When:  October 18, 2016, 17:30

 

Background material:

The Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art, which was inaugurated in 2013, is dedicated to exploring the spaces in which contemporary art and the Jewish world of content intersect. It is a stage for professional artists, Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and secular, who create today and refer in their work to Jewish thought, spirit, tradition or experience.  The third Jerusalem Biennale will take place during October-November 2017 in various locations around the Jerusalem city center under the theme: Watershed.

 

The unique and exclusive Boutique Hanevi'im project by Azorim, one of Israel’s largest construction companies, features a seven-storey residential building with 87 units ranging in size from two to five rooms and spacious penthouses, most of which have balconies overlooking the Old City or the modern urban landscape. Residents benefit from maximum privacy, a high technical specification and smart technology, underground parking, storage room and may enjoy the various services of the boutique hotel on its entrance level, including room service, a concierge and an especially high level of maintenance.

 

Photo courtesy  Lydia Weitzman