Twenty-three San Diegans joined Biennale founder, Rami Ozeri and were welcomed by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat for a very special week long art tour. This highly curated trip featured visits to the homes of Israeli collectors, artists’ workshops, and a behind the scenes VIP visit to the world-renowned Israel Museum, led by chief curator of Israeli Art, Dr. Amitai Mendelson, and Curator of Architecture Dr. Dan Hendel. Other trip highlights included exclusive access to Biennale exhibits, a unique day in East Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah, visits to artists and collectors and a tour of the Um-El Fahem Art Gallery near Zichron-Ya’akov. Meals were spent experiencing chef dinners with Jerusalem’s most famous restaurant owners, many featured in the film “In Search of Israeli Cuisine”.
Now in its third year, the Jerusalem Biennale is dedicated to exploring the spaces in which contemporary art and the Jewish world of content intersect. It is a platform for present-day professional artists and curators to exhibit works and present exhibitions that refer to Jewish thought, spirit, tradition or experience.
Read the San Diego Jewish Journal’s cover story of the Jerusalem Biennale HERE.
View a video highlighting the Jerusalem Biennale HERE.