31 May 2020 - 8 Sivan 5780 - ח' סיון ה' אלפים תש"פ
Theme announced for The Fourth Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art E-mail

The exhibition explores the intersection between contemporary art and the Jewish world, and will this year take as its theme For Heaven’s Sake! (Le Shem Shamayim).

The 2019 Jerusalem Biennale showcases the work of 200 professional Israeli and international artists from around 15 countries. In all 30 exhibitions will be presented across 12 venues in Jerusalem, running from 10 October to 28 November.

For Heaven’s Sake! will allow an exploration of the motivation for action in general – and for artistic creation in particular – as well as the Jewish tradition of dispute. It refers to the wellknown verse from the Mishnah: “Any dispute which is for the sake of Heaven will ultimately endure, and one which is not for the sake of Heaven will not ultimately endure”.

Founder and Creative Director Rami Ozeri, claims that it is “a metaphor with a range of possible interpretations that span the heavens themselves. “Two opposing viewpoints are prominent; one moves towards the abstract, the heavenly and the spiritual; the second focuses on the human and earthly areas of dispute and argument as a way to guide intention in a heavenly direction.”

Here are some of the highlighted selected exhibitions and venue locations during the event.

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