search
Free love

Despite COVID, art prevails on Tel Aviv streets

European and Israeli artworks staged on boulevards, parks and squares for Loving Art weekend event

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

  • Austrian artist Michael Kintzer's Hanging Around Vol 4 installation, part of the Open Skies art event opening November 12, 2020 in Tel Aviv (Courtesy City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa)
    Austrian artist Michael Kintzer's Hanging Around Vol 4 installation, part of the Open Skies art event opening November 12, 2020 in Tel Aviv (Courtesy City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa)
  • Santiago Sierra's 'No' posters, part of Tel Aviv's 'Loving Art. Making Art' event, November 12-14, 2020 (Courtesy Tel Aviv municipality)
    Santiago Sierra's 'No' posters, part of Tel Aviv's 'Loving Art. Making Art' event, November 12-14, 2020 (Courtesy Tel Aviv municipality)

Tel Aviv is determined to bring culture back to the fore, hosting its annual Loving Art event on November 12-14, a festival of artists and residents on the streets and the art spaces of the city.

The collaboration between the municipality and the European Union features works by European and Israeli artists, with three days of open art spaces, galleries and four museums open free of charge, in keeping with current COVID-19 guidelines.

The event includes 150 artworks united under the theme of Open Skies and curated by Avi Lubin.

It’s an opportunity to stroll and marvel at Hillel Roman’s house perched in a tree on Rothschild Boulevard, the “No!” poster campaign by Spanish artist Santiago Sierra plastered along Allenby, and a telescope by Noa Gross and Uri Noam placed on Bialik Street.

Hillel Roman’s tree house, part of Tel Aviv’s Open Skies art event, November 12-14, 2020 (Courtesy Tel Aviv municipality)

There’s a cruising maze by Greek artist Andreas Angelidis in Gan Meir, and a bicycle bell tower by Dutch artist Sil Carroll.

Viewers can take a circular route that begins and ends at Habima Square, stopping to see the artworks on Rothschild, Allenby, Bialik, in Gan Meir, on King George and along Ben Zion Boulevard.

Budding artists will have an opportunity to speak and consult with artists on Friday, between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at 7 Maze Street (after having first sent in portfolios by November 6), and there will be an outdoor painting marathon in Hahurshot Park.

For more information on activities, locations and times, head to the Loving Art Facebook page.

read more:
comments