22 September 2019 - 22 Elul 5779 - כ"ב אלול ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Arts & Culture
Solar Guerrilla: Environmental Art exhibition E-mail

A new, innovative, thought provoking exhibition entitled Solar Guerrilla: Constructive Responses to Climate Change is currently being showcased at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, which will run until 15 December.

This is the first art exhibition in a museum of its calibre to address issues of global warming, adopting the perspective of cities as tools for instigating change.

In six thematic sections, the exhibition highlights case studies from around the world, including examples from Israel, US, Italy, Denmark, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. Each chapter/section presents a professional approach – social, political, environmental, or technological – which promotes a different relationship with our planet.

Leading international architectural firms have worked closely on the exhibit, which also involves input from the UN Climate Change Secretariat and leading US environmentalists.

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Japanese Summer Festival Print E-mail

The second annual all-day Japanese Summer Festival recently took place in Tel- Aviv on 24 August, held at ZOA.

A full host of activities were organised for the attendees, intended to highlight Japanese culture. Examples of these include a karaoke area, an origami challenge, flowerarranging lessons, authentic Japanese food stands, and plenty of theme-inspired beverages. Japanese chef Manami Ono arranged the vast array of food delicacies.

The festival also featured a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and Sushi workshops conducted by Israeli Chef Boaz Tzairi.

During the day, eight performers accompanied by original music performed a traditional Japanese dance show. There was also the Aikido Performance entitled The Way to Harmony with Energy, a Japanese martial arts demonstration, and a Taiko Show – Giant Drum which is customarily saved for ceremonies in public temples, and is based on a combination of martial arts and meditation.

(Issue Sep 2019)

Israel booth at the Hong Kong International Book Fair 2019 E-mail

An Israel booth was organized at this year’s Hong Kong International Book Fair offering a selection of books from Israel and a wide range of thematic events and presentations.

The seven-day Hong Kong Book Fair held in July is one of the most popular annual events in the city, held during the summer holidays.

It is aimed at not only students but the wider general public, offering the chance to browse new books and take advantage of many promotions. It attracts close to one million visitors.

As the host of the Israeli booth, the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong organised a wide range of events and seminars both on the event stage and inside the Israeli booth itself.

On the Sunday before the fair, Ahuva Spieler, Consul General of Israel to Hong Kong and local Hong Konger, Ellen Ng, read two new Israeli children illustration books: The Little Spacecraft and Grandpa’s Back Blocks Everything.

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