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Arts & Culture
Gerstein raises art standards in Singapore Print E-mail

Singapore’s tallest sculpture, which was under construction at one of the busiest intersections for months, finally revealed itself. This work, entitled ‘Momentum’, is the creation of well-known Israeli artist David Gerstein.

The sculpture stands adjacent to One Raffles Quay and is certainly grabbing attention. It is part of an overall scheme of promoting art in public spaces in the city. The work itself depicts an upward cycle of progress, symbolising the energy and momentum of the district, Singapore and its people.

This is the first commissioned work of Mr. Gerstein’s on public display in South East Asia and organisers have said the sculptor’s style was a great fit for the city. Mr. Gerstein’s work is prominently displayed in museums and public areas in Israel, United States, throughout Europe and Russia, Istanbul and recently in Korea.

He is celebrated by art-lovers for his truly unique style that gives off an energetic and vibrant feel. His work is characterised by bold colors, creative mediums and a variety of artistic genres. He is perhaps best known for his hand-painted layered, silhouette wall sculptures as well as outdoor painted steel sculptures.

“Momentum”, unveiled for New Year Day 2008, stands an impressive 18.345 meters tall and features 175 individually created, hand-painted figurines. It bursts with emotion and enthusiasm and has Singaporeans and visitors looking up to Mr. Gerstein’s work as a sign of more exciting things to come on the art scene.

 (Issue February 2008)


Jewish Histories from Iraq and Syria E-mail

The 2008 Man Hong Kong Literary Festival will present a thought provoking talk given by authors Marina Benjamin and Alon Hilu on 8 March 2008 at Hong Kong’s Fringe Theater.

Marina Benjamin will speak about her latest book, published in February 2007, Last Days in Babylon: The Story of the Jews of Baghdad , which is the fascinating story of the exile of the Iraqi Jews told through the eyes of one family.

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Namaste Israel dances across India E-mail

In a series of performances in India, Namaste Israel delighted audiences with their unique and diverse dance compilations. Namaste Israel was founded by David Nigerkar, aiming to enrich Israeli culture with the diversity of Indian music, song and dance.

The Consulate General of Israel to Mumbai along with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA) of Mumbai organised a this dance programme in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel and 15 years of Indo-Israel relations.

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