October 1 - November 16
Biennale 2017's title is Watershed. As a geological term, it examines water, streams and rivers that split and converge. It can also be used as a metaphor to help us think about ourselves and the way we split and converge as individuals and groups. Both in Hebrew ("Kav Parahat Hamayim") and in English, Watershed is used to state a moment of important twist - an event that changed the course of history.
The Jerusalem Biennale will take place this year for the 3rd time.
The Biennale will host 26 exhibitions and projects from all around the world:
NYC, LA and Dallas;
London, Paris, Saint Petersburg and Budapest;
New Delhi and Singapore;
and of course Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
The Biennale's venues this year includes the Tower of David Museum, The Bible Lands Museum, Hebrew Union College (The Skirball Museum), Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Research Institute and more.
The central mission of the Jerusalem Biennale is to facilitate the manifestation of various creative forces in Jerusalem, within the framework of Contemporary Jewish Art. The Biennale strives to exhibit the most updated, challenging, creative and varied selection of exhibitions and events under this framework. We hope that Biennale 2017 will be a watershed moment for Contemporary Jewish Art and for Jerusalem as the natural center of this unique field.
The Jerusalem Biennale is Supported by:
Matthew and Melanie Bronfman Sharon Gindi
Orly and Eric Herschman
Jane and Bart Shallat
Emily and Dan Einhorn
Laura and David Young in memory of Laura's mother, Florence Shapiro
Marilee and Michael Tolwin
Martin and Ruth Dunitz