A Stone’s Throw Away  – group exhibition

Curators: Doron Altaratz and Tali Kayam

Artists: SCAN THE CITY ( Inbar Caspi, Adam Havkin), Maya Muchawsky Parnas, Haim Parnas, Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow, Emi Sfard, Danielle Alhassid, Noa Heyne, Matan Golan, Anat Saragusti, Yuval Tebol, Michal Baror, Sharon Balaban, Sephi Gershoni

The group exhibition A Stone’s Throw Away is the first collaboration of the two galleries at the Hadassah Academic College: the Azrieli Gallery and the Yossi Nahmias Gallery at the Department of Photographic Communication. The current global pandemic marks locations as danger sites, and it seems like human society must constantly find substitutions for what is physical and tangible. As a response, the exhibition addresses practices of translocation and assimilation through the use of imaging techniques, site-specific installations, and sculptural objects. The limited scale implied by the exhibition’s title alludes to the geographical proximity between the two galleries, which operate within Jerusalem’s stone-surfaced, conflict-ridden region. 

The story of the stone is also the story of human society. Chiseled rocks are technological tools related to the evolutionary transition from ape to early Man. In his “Metamorphoses,” the Roman poet Ovid describes stone as the matter of which humanity has risen again after the Great Flood. According to Roman mythology, a pair of survivors, desperate and lonely in the face of the devastation’s magnitude, are asked by the gods to toss away the bones of our Great Mother. The request is interpreted as an invitation to throw stones – symbolizing the bones of Mother Earth. As they hit the ground, the bones turned into people. Soon after, humans are already making tools out of stones, stone structures, and eventually start throwing stones at each other.

Building in stone has been typical of Jerusalem since the second millennium B.C. and is obligatory today under a decree inherited from the British Mandate. The stones of Jerusalem are associated with places of holiness such as the Western Wall, the Foundation stone, and the Stone of Unction. They also stand as symbols of struggle, resistance, and violence. These days, more than a century after the imposition of the decree, diverse voices are calling to stop building in stone in Jerusalem out of economic and environmental concerns. 

The works in A Stone’s Throw Away swing between these poles and issues. Coming from Jerusalem and other places, the artists have created new stones from various materials that allow a different type of building and destruction. The society we live in today is reflected in the image of these stones. 

Manofim site

27/10/2021 to 30/12/2021

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Point Cloud – group exhibition

Artists: Guy Aon, Maya Ben David, Ariel Caine, Moshe Caine, Eliraz Eitam and Nadav Goren, Talia Janover, Yuval NaorNeil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi, Shabtai Pinchevsky

Historically, there are meaningful gaps between photographic processes and design process. Over the last few decades, there have been more and more collaborations between these two fields through the use of advanced technologies. This exhibition is the outcome of such collaboration between the departments of Photographic Communication and Industrial Design at Hadassah Academic College. The exhibition presents projects that focus on 3D photography, information, or digital design-based imaging technologies.

Curators:  Doron Altaratz and Galit Shvo

Manofim site

30/10/2019 to 30/11/2019

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Niv Rozenberg – Homes

In Homes, Niv Rozenberg presents images from several bodies of work created between 2010-2018. Inspired by the changes in the urban landscape around him, namely New York and Tel Aviv, he examines this familiar yet unknown environment with a conflicted gaze. His manipulated images create an aesthetic that shifts between photography, architecture, and graphic design, emphasizing color, shape, space, and time.
Curators:  Doron Altaratz and Sara Kopelman

Manofim site

24/10/2018 to 22/11/2018

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Niv Rozenberg Homes
Niv Rozenberg Homes
Niv Rozenberg Homes
Niv Rozenberg Homes

Shabtai Pinchevsky – “Gas, Stun, Smoke”

In his first solo exhibition, Shabtai Pinchevsky employs simulation and three-dimensional mapping tools in order to observe the architectural environment of Temple Mount/Haram esh-Sharif compound. Architecture is employed as a stage and a main tool in the violent confrontations between Palestinians and the Israeli security forces at the place. Photographs from these confrontations are circulated on social media, from which emerge new images of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The digital rendering, usually used in order to envision the architectural future, is used in this case to reconstruct the present and the past, and to produce the images of this compound as it may be remembered in the future.
Curator: Doron Altaratz

Shabtai Pinchevsky site
Manofim site

15/10/2017 to 23/11/2017

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Yoav Horesh – PerSlovak 2.0

New exhibition of interactive media-based on traditional photography.
Yoav Horesh invites the viewer to create possible portraits using digital technology based on 55 portraits of his family members taken in a large format camera. The exhibition “PerSlovak 2.0” debates historical, cultural and ethnical elements inherent in the term “Melting Pot” while exploring personal history, identity and ethnicity.
The exhibition is in two parts: “Physiognomy” which will review and will consist of assembling
and disassembling the features and characteristics of the artist’s family; And the “Endless
Interior” which will explore their private spaces via panoramic videos.
Curator: Doron Altaratz

Manofim site

15/10/2015 to 23/11/2015

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Guy Itzhaki – Lexicon

Guy Yitzhaki’s solo exhibition, ״Lexicon״, provokes questions regarding identity, surveillance and the archive.
The Photographic Communications gallery of the Hadassah Academic College is acting as a lab for building a visual database. Images taken of the gallery visitors are repositioned in the gallery’s space via projection. By analysis and cataloging, face recognition technology is using the data to define personality characteristics.
Curator: Doron Altaratz

Manofim site

Opening: 23.10.14 19:00 till: 22.11.14

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Snack On Art show 149 – experimental video art show.

NYC Public television channel show about art.

OrganicUrbanic
Video and Music by Ran Slavin
Sound Editing and Mixing by
Ran Slavin and Itzik Cohen

Germany
RGB project
Video by Gal Tushia
Music by Gal Tushia, David Ovadia

‘warsnog (in a vacuum)’
Video by Joshua Goldberg
Audio by Habitrail

PEEP DELISH
by VJ MIIXXY

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Snack On Art show 142 – experimental video art show

NYC Public television channel show about art.

GEESE (excerpt)
a video piece by Adam Kendall
music by Vortex
(Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai)

Suite Vivaldi
FORWARD MOTION THEATER

After The Quake
Video by Doron Altaratz
AKA VJ SPuTNiK
Audio by Peter Lasell

subcarrier performance excerpt
Andy Graydon and Giles Hendrix

28 Min.

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Compact-Impact Night was a NYC, new media and design exhibition (2004-2005) that promoted the latest ideas and creations in technology and places them in the Japanese design and technology store Compact-Impact for public view. The idea was to encourage new media artists, designers and technologists to create works beyond the prototyping phase and to give them an outlet for presenting their works to the public; be it art, installation, interior design, product design, space design, web, toys, video manipulation, games, or music.

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