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Loving Art. Making Art: An Outdoor Festival

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

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The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality will hold the annual flagship "Loving Art. Making Art" event with the participation of hundreds of artists in dozens of open exhibition spaces and museums. This year's main theme is entitled "Open skies".

"Loving Art. Making Art" has been held for the past 18 years by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and the Department of the Arts and presents the leading and diverse art in the city. The main event this year, "Open Skies", curated by Avi Lubin, will be held in the city center in collaboration with the European Union, where artists from various European countries will present alongside Israeli artists.

Loving Art. Making Art: An Outdoor Festival
Credit: Hanging Around Vol 4-2020 by Michael Kienzer (Austria)

WHEN: November 12 - 14th, 2020, FREE ENTRANCE

Andreas Angelidakis (Greece) * Uri Aran * Yuval Atzili * Aya Ben Ron * Mircea Cantor (Romania) * Monika Drożyńska (Poland) * Lahli Fruheling * Hamody Gannam * Noa Giniger * Sharon Glazberg * Noa Gross and Uri Noam * Jon Irigoyen (Spain) * Michael Kienzer (Austria) * Sil Krol (The Netherlands) * Olga Kundina, Anna Lukashevsky, and Natalia Zourabova (The New Barbizon) * Alon Peretz * Minna Pöllänen * Susa Pop (Germany), Michaela Vieser (Germany), Lila Chitayat and Anat Safran * Stav Porges * Laure Prouvost (France) * Hillel Roman * Miri Segal and Maya Magnat * Augustas Serapinas (Lithuania) * Santiago Sierra (Spain) * Meir Tati * VOID collective * Noa Schwartz

During the three days of the festival, there will also be one-time and unique art projects in community centers and around the city, and about 150 artists will open their art spaces alongside about 30 galleries and 4 museums, which will be open part of the time free of charge and with special activities for the weekend.

Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai has stated: "Culture is the lifeblood of the first Hebrew city since its inception, and we are determined to bring the world of culture back to activity. The public consumes a lot of culture and the creators long for exposure, so the activity outside also allows for free access to art - a very valuable gesture against the background of the economic crisis that has affected so many."

The main theme, "Open skies" exhibition curated by Avi Lubin includes over 30 projects by artists who rethink the place of art in the public space. The work deal with art's civic or social role and the possibilities it creates to rethink, resist, challenge and drive new ways of meeting, using or being together in the public space.

The main event this year will be held in the public space in the heart of Tel Aviv in a circular route that begins and ends at the Culture Square (Habima Culture Square, Rothschild Boulevard, Allenby, Bialik, Gan Meir, King George and Ben Zion Boulevard and back to Habima Culture Square to achieve full circle).

Among the projects on display: a house on the tree by the artist Hillel Roman on Rothschild Boulevard, a poster campaign (NO) by the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra on Allenby Street, a telescope by the artists Noa Gross and Uri Noam on Bialik / Allenby Street, a cruising maze by the Greek artist Andreas Angelidis in Gan Meir, Sound Work - Good Animals / Bad Animals by the artist Uri Aran in Gan Yaakov and a bicycle bell tower by the Dutch artist Sil Carroll.

In addition, about 6 special projects will be presented in community centers and schools including: "Painters Out" - a professional outdoor painting marathon in Hahurshot Park in collaboration with the Midrasha Gallery - Hayarkon 19, "Advanced Culture - Political Cabaret" In Israel, at the initiative of Studio-Bank, the launch of the year of artistic activity at the GRA Community Center, an exhibition of children's works at the Frankfurt House, "Yard Game" - works of art in schoolyards, guided tours for groups, and unique activities for children.

The European Union in partnership with 10 European cultural institutes and embassies and the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo has produced the European edition of "Loving Art. Making Art" to reinforce the strong and important connections and collaborations between Israelis artists and Europe, and to show solidarity with a cultural sector struggling under the impact of the corona crisis. This event will also promote dialogue and tools to support the promotion of culture, which is necessary for economy and growth.

EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret: "The European Union is delighted to have found a way to ‘open the skies’ between Europe and Israel, as well as support the crucial role the cultural sector plays in our societies. The connections between the EU and Israel in culture and arts are a bedrock of our relationship, and we will stand behind them."

Head of the Culture Department, Giora Yahalom: "Every ordinary year, "Loving art. Making Art" serves as one of the highlights of the culture department - a group photo of everything relevant and new in the field of visual art in the city. However this year we feel it is a double victory - not just an impressive curatorial and production effort but our ability not to succumb to circumstances and plague and show that this city will continue to enable and support the talents of the creative forces and expose them to the general public despite the situation."

"Loving Art. Making Art." is an initiative of the Arts Department of the Culture Division of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, which is being held for the 18th year. Its challenging production this year joins a string of actions the municipality has taken in recent months - from the outbreak of the corona virus to the present day, to help artists in the city.


Thursday 12.11.20 at 19:00-23:00

Friday 13.11.20 at 10:00-16:00

Saturday 14.11.20 from 10:00 to 23:00

There may be changes in the program in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health according to the purple mark due to the limitations of the corona.

Additional information and details of the events on the municipality's website.



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