Event 5 Canceled
Wednesday, 25.3.2020, at 8 pm

“Comrade Dov” – A Talk by Dov Khenin and Barak Heymann, and screening of the documentary film “Comrade Dov” (Hebrew)

Communist. Internal enemy of Israel. Privileged Ashkenazi. 
Throughout his 13 years tenure as Member of the Knesset, it seems Dov Khenin has been called almost everything. 
Director Barak Heymann has accompanied this leading legislator, who has legislated over 100 laws for the benefit of citizens and won the title of “Night of Quality Government”, and created a film that examines the open wounds of Israel today: from the forced removal of the residents of Givat Amal, through meetings of the Knesset’s Finance Committee, and ultimately in the violent event at Umm al-Hiran.

Comrade Dov is a surprising, thought-provoking portrait of a unique politician, who refuses to give up and lose hope even when the complex Israeli reality strikes him again and again.

Event 1 Prior Event
Wednesday, 25.12.2019, at 7:30 pm

Dr. Ruthie Ginsburg and Ariel Caine:
The Effect of Contemporary Technology on Photography as a Practice of Activism and Civic Action (Hebrew)

Ginsburg and Caine discussed the impact of technological developments on civilian acts and resistance. How changes in the photographic medium impact our understanding of the civilian space, and formulate new ways of action, and how these actions are expressed in the art field.

Dr. Ruthie Ginsburg is a researcher and lecturer for visual culture, engaged in the fields of photography and human rights, and the political aspects of photography. Dr. Ginsburg lectures at the Beit Berl College of Art and the Academy of Art and Design, Bezalel. She is a member of the Lexicon for Political Theory Group at the Minerva Humanities Center at Tel Aviv University, and one of the editors at “Mafte’akh” Journal.

Ariel Caine is an artist and researcher currently living in London. Within the Forensic Architecture Agency at Goldsmith University, Caine’s artistic practice and research deals with relations between state, religious nationality and imaging technologies. His work tries to expose and challenge the way the photographic mechanism is rooted in the idea of ​​building and constructing physical reality. Caine’s works and publications have been featured in exhibitions and magazines in Israel and around the world.

Event 2 Prior Event
Tuesday, 28.1.2020, at 7:30 pm

Dr. Golan Lahat: One (or More) Horses Enters the Picture: Philosophical thoughts on the political and historical connections of artworks from Guernica* to The Night** (Hebrew)

The Night, a painting by Tal R featured in his exhibition : Men Who Can’t Sit on Horses, curated by David Neuman, was commissioned by Magasin III, and bears the same measures as Picasso’s monumental painting, Guernica. A quick glance at both of the art works will immediately show that apart from their equal enormous size – they seem to have nothing in common. In the lecture, we will seek to examine this claim, by looking at the political and historical contexts in which these works were created. Reflecting the ambivalent connection that exists between the work of art and the time and space in which it is made, pointing to surprising similarities, even if not immediately visible, in the practice of these artists. 

Dr. Golan Lahat, Specializes in Political Philosophy, Lecturer in the School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs at Tel-Aviv University and the School of Communication at Ariel University. Academic Director of “IDEA” – Tel Aviv University for teens, a program for the gifted in the fields of the humanities, social sciences and arts, and the author of books “The Messianic Temptation: The Rise and Fall of the Israeli Left,” and “Rethinking Progress: The Political Implications of Kant’s Theory of Knowledge”.

* Guernica, Pablo Picasso, 1937.
** The Night, Tal R, 2019.

Event 3 Prior Event
Wednesday, 11.2.2020, at 7:30 pm

“Five Broken Cameras” – a talk with co-director, Emad Burnat, and screening of the documentary film “Five Broken Cameras” (Hebrew)

When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village, Bil’in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist this decision. For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, which is led by two of his best friends, alongside filming how Gibreel grows. Very soon it affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family; his friends, brothers and himself are either shot or arrested. One camera after another is shot at or smashed. Each of the 5 cameras tells part of his story.

In the talk Emad Burnat will discuss the effect of the movie on his life and the struggle in Bil’in.

Event 4 Prior Event
Wednesday, 26.2.2020, at 7:30 pm

Artist Talk – Tal R. and exhibition curator David Neuman (English)

Anna-Lena Werner: Tal, how did you react when David Neuman, the curator of your current show “: Men Who Can’t Sit On Horses”, approached you with the idea to paint a painting in the exact same size as “Guernica” for Magasin III in Tel Aviv?
TAL R: To ask any painter something like that is just another way of saying “I’m going to kill you”. [1]
– Neuman and Tal R will discuss the circumstances in which the painting “The Night” was created and what had accrued later on.

An artist of international renown, Tal R (Rosenzweig) was born in 1967 in Tel Aviv, Israel and at an early age moved to Copenhagen, Denmark where he currently lives and works. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Between 2005-2014 Tal R held a Professorship at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany. Tal R has exhibited internationally, in both solo and group exhibitions.

David Neuman, Co-Founder and Chairman of Magasin III, Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art from Stockholm Sweden, which opened it’s permanent satellite in Jaffa in January 2018. The museum, considered one of Europe’s leading institutions for contemporary art, has been operating since 1987. Neuman is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Museum in Stockholm, one of the founders of the MA Curatorial Studies program at Stockholm University, and a co-founder of the Accelerator – a space where art and science meet at Stockholm University.