Museum on the Seam
Museum on the Seam
The Museum on the Seam is a socio-political contemporary art museum located in Jerusalem. The Museum in its unique way, presents art as a language with no boundaries in order to raise controversial social issues for public discussion. At the center of the changing exhibitions in the Museum stand the national, ethnic and economic seam lines in their local and universal contexts.
The Museum is committed to examining the social reality within our regional conflict, to advancing dialogue in the face of discord and to encouraging social responsibility that is based on what we all have in common rather than what keeps us apart.
Exhibition Nature l Nation (opening: May 14) is based on diverse aspects of distinctions, positions, beliefs, ideologies, and social, political and economic points of departure that explore the complex encounter between man and the environment and between man and nature. The exhibition is not based on a romantic reading that interprets nature and its expanses as pre-existent to man’s shaping intervention. Rather, it proposes a critical reading, which presumes that the encounter between them is a mirror for broader phenomena. This mirror reflects the crisis in the relations between man and nature, which finds expression in neglect, conquest and deterioration.
The works of art in the exhibition and the anthology of essays in the catalogue touch upon this crisis and upon the ideological breakdown that has led to it. A particular emphasis is placed on the ecological discussion, interpreting it as a critical social discourse in which one can read the political forces and economic interests that bring about appropriation of nature’s expanses.
The current exhibition nation nature is closing on the 29 of November 2009, and the next exhibition is planned to be started on January 15th 2010.
Leading artists participating include:
A.R. Penck (Germany), Menashe Kadishman (Israel), Miao Xiaochun (China), Dani Karavan (Israel), Micha Ullman (Israel), Edward Burtynsky (Canada), Bharti Kher (India), Miki Kratsman (Israel), Joshua Neustein (USA), Shen Shaomin (China), Michal Rovner (Israel), Tim Simmons (England), Andreas Gefeller (Germany), Gilad Ophir (Israel), Roi Kuper (Israel).
Exhibition Curator: Raphie Etgar
Sunday – Thursday 10:00–17:00
For more information:
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