Museo Ebraico - Jewish Museum Lecce

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Tuesday, October 3rd 2023 at the Jewish Museum Lecce

h. 5.30 pm - Press conference

h. 6.00 pm - Exhibition opening

Kosher wine tasting offered by Cantine Leuci

Free entrance.

The exhibition is part of the new project Shades of Israel - Twelve contemporary Israeli Artists meet three Apulia Museums" curated by Fiammetta Martegani and with the contribution of Pugliapromozione.
In light of the strong cultural and commercial relationship established, since 2021, between the Puglia Region and Israel. A precious collaboration between Pugliapromozione and the Jewish Museum of Lecce in the frame of the FESR, on the occasion of the 2023-2024 season. This renewal is responsible for fostering the precious relationship between the two countries and the two institutions, to continue to develop and promote the already consolidated cultural, commercial, and tourist bridge between Italy and Israel. In particular, this year we propose a contemporary Israeli art journey between the following three cities and museums:

Lecce - Jewish Museum
My Altneuland”, a collective exhibition of ten contemporary Israeli artists representing the different voices, religions, and identities of Israel

Trani - Castello Svevo
Ludmilla”, a solo exhibition by Maria Saleh, Arab Israeli-Ukrainian artist, winner in 2023 of the Rapoport award as best Israeli artist of the year

Polignano - Museo Pino Pascali
Terra Infirma”, a solo exhibition by Tsibi Geva, one of the most relevant contemporary Israeli artists, who represented Israel during the 2015 Venice Biennale.

The three exhibitions will open in the same week, on October 3rd, 4th and 5th, during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot - the Festival of the Huts - a celebration that reaffirms the value of friendship and solidarity, represented by the meeting under the hut: a metaphor of the encounter between art and culture and, above all, of the strong cultural, commercial and diplomatic bond between Italy and Israel described, in all its shades, by these 12 impressive Israeli artists.

Via Umberto I n° 9 - 73100 Lecce (LE)
+39 0832 247016
(University of Salento)
Director: Prof. Fabrizio Lelli
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