The Opening Exhibition
Beit Ha'ir has invited threeASFOUR, the avant-garde fashion label fromNew York, to create the inSALAAM inSHALLOM project that focuses on the ties between Jewish and Arab aesthetics and demonstrates how the visual world binds these two cultures to each other. threeASFOUR is comprised of three designers: Adi Gil – born and raised inIsrael, Gabi Asfour – of Palestinian descent, born and raised inBeirut, and Angela Donhauser – born inRussia, raised inGermany.
The result of mutual cooperation between Beit Ha'ir, threeASFOUR and multi-disciplinary artists fromIsraeland the international arena, inSALAAM inSHALLOM is a multi-layered project that includes the exhibition, a fashion show, an original film, music and performances at Beit Ha'ir.
Among the artists participating in the exhibition:
Yoko Ono (New York), Jessica Mitrani (New York), Shari Diamond (New York), Maria Hassabi (NY – Cyprus),Buthina Abu Milhem (Arara-Israel), Aviad Gil (Jaffa), Nevet Yitshak (Tel-Aviv) Dafna Shalom (Tel Aviv) Raafat Hattab (Jaffa), Joseph Dadoune (New York-Ofakim).
Chief Curator and Manager of BialikCenter: Ayelet Bitan Shlonsky
Artistic Director: Claudette Zorea
Curatorial Team: Irit Lanciano Rishon, Ruth Garon, Roey Heifetz, Yamit Shimon