06.08.2011 06.Aw-Elul, 5771 Dewarim
A new exhibition at Beit Tzarfat in Jerusalem displays an eclectic blend of painting, sculpture and photography.
A new exhibition entitled “Summer Time” recently opened at Beit Tzarfat in Jerusalem and will remain open to the public, free of charge, until October 10. The exhibition, which displays the artwork of four local artists, is a vibrant compilation of different shapes, forms and sizes.
Beit Tzarfat, which is the first academic art gallery of its kind in Israel, was inaugurated in 1972 in an effort to change the Hebrew University’s image as a strictly academic institution. According to gallery director Michal Sadan, Beit Tzarfat has had 160 exhibits, displaying Israeli art as well as art from the world over.
“We encourage academics to display their art here. We want to prove that scientists and linguists can also be artists,” says Sadan. The gallery usually displays five artists’ works at a time, including sculpture and photography, as well as paintings in abstract, naïve or classic styles….