Original production | 2017 Manofim Festival’s Central Exhibition
The top of Mount Scopus offers an idyllic picturesque view of Jerusalem: from the outskirts of its new neighborhoods in the west to the Dead Sea in the east, through the famous historical sites in the Old City – Jerusalem looks like a postcard, a heavenly and dreamy city. At the same time, this city also holds a tangled web of historical, social, religious, and political complexities, which shadow its residents and admirers. It seems that Jerusalem has always existed simultaneously on two levels: Jerusalem Above and Jerusalem Below.
Every year, Manofim Festival initiates an art project in a unique site in Jerusalem, wishing to turn the spotlight to the seamlines that traverse it. On the Festival’s ninth year, we wanted to step aside from the heart of the storms that blow through the city and look at it from a different perspective. The Jerusalem Center of Brigham Young University (Mormon University) on Mount Scopus, which opened its gates to us, is the ideal site for this goal. Its harmoniously symmetrical terraced building, and the well kempt gardens around it, are a green and calm enclave that seem to hover above its environs, and at the same time merge with it. The visitor is invited to let his gaze wander through each gate and window that frame the panoramic landscape, and through the artworks featured in the exhibition – to look from one mountain to another, cross the line between Jerusalem Above and Jerusalem Below, ascend along spiritual steps, or look directly at the charged city, or even further down, to the depths of the earth.
Opening event, Tuesday October 24th, 20:00
Artists: Nelly Agassi, Maya Attoun, Nivi Alroy, Oren Eliav, Sharon Poliakine, Hadas Satt, Peleg Dishon, Reuven Zehavi, Daniel Kiczales, Maya Muchawsky Parnas, Haim Parnas, Haimi Fenichel, Gabi Kricheli, David Behar Perahia, Raanan Harlap, Hadassa Goldvicht
Curators and directors, Manofim Festival: Rinat Edelstein and Lee He Shulov
Guest curator: Tamar Manor Friedman
Associate curator and production manager: Netta Assaf
Wed., Thurs., Fri. 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00
You are in invited to join a tour in the Mormon University campus. The tour is free of charge and does not require reservation in advance. The tour is in English.
Sunday concrets 19:00-22:00
Thursday concert (once a month) 7pm-10pm
The concert program for the fall can be viewed here
. Take notice! A concert won’t be held every Sunday and Thursday – Please call about a specific date in advance.
The concert program for the winter can be viewed here
To coordinate a tour in the exhibition, in English or in Hebrew (The tour includes a fee) – click here.
***The exhibition will be closed between December 18, 2017 until January 6, 2018. The exhibition will re-open on January 7, 2018***
For inquiries: 02-62655666
Or: Take bus 17, 19, 19a, 34, 34a, 42, 48a, or 68 to Mount Scopus (Hebrew University/Churchill Avenue Stop). Walk in the direction of Bezalel/Augusta Victoria and turn to Hadassa Lampel Street (approx. 15 min. walk)