Mixed media on canvas
160 x 92 cm
From the art project" Voice Over 2048", A one night exhibition at HaMesila Park, under the Moshe Baram bridge by Beit Safafa's Community Center
Recently, we are witnessing a public atmosphere that dictates what one can and cannot say, and who is allowed to voice their opinions. The public sphere has become fragile and volatile, and art in the publich sphere, which by now seemed be taken for granted, almost a cliché, has become all of a sudden a threatening and precarious practice.
The exhibiton 2048 was planned initially for the Jerusalem Light Rail, a crowded, heterogeneous, and charged space. It was relocated due to concerns of the company operating the train, fearing from the public's critical and potentially violent reaction to the artworks.
The projects that you will see and hear for one night only, attempt to envision what the State of Israel will look like in its centennial year – 2048. The artistic ghost train at HaMesila Park, built on a railroad that used to transport trains to Damascus, will echo voices that are not heard and possibilities held in what is yet to come.
Artists: Nasrin Abu Baker, Orit Adar Bechar, Nadav Assor, Ariel Berlatsky, Ariel Caine, Scandar Copti, Tzfia Dgani, Tamir Eting, Matan Gradstein, Thalia Hoffman, Daniel Kiczales, Guy Königstein, Itay Marom, Ofri Mantell, Hagit Meron, Danielle Parsay, Nadia Perlov, Yael Sloma, Chen Serfaty, Omri Spitzer
Curators: Maayan Sheleff, Rinat Edelstein, Lee He Shulov
Photo by Snir Kazir