If the Fire Within Our Eyes | Exhibition Opening at the Bezalel Gallery of Contemporary Art
The Bezalel Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to invite you to a solo exhibition by Shabtai Pinchevsky, “If the Fire Within Our Eyes”.
The exhibition opens just as the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is preparing to move from its Mount Scopus campus to a new building in central Jerusalem. At the heart of the exhibition is a two-channel video work in the form of an imaginary commencement speech given at the Hebrew University theatre on top of Mount Scopus. The campus is shared by the Hebrew University and Bezalel Academy, which moved there in 1990.
Since the opening ceremony of the Hebrew University in 1925, the theatre and the landscape behind it have served as a backdrop for events with a national-Zionist touch - first of the Zionist establishment and then of the State of Israel. The video work is based on a visual study of the history of photography at the site, and uses a 3D model of the theatre made by Pinchevsky as a basis for discussing the role of landscape images in the context of the Zionist project as a whole.
A gallery talk featuring the artist and the curator of the exhibition, Prof. Dor Guez, will be held on the opening day at 18:00.
Thursday | 12.1.23 | 19:00
119 Herzl Street, Tel Aviv
A solo exhibition by Shabtai Pinchevsky, “If the Fire Within Our Eyes”, 2021