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Art Lectures and Guided Tours at TAMA


ESRA at TAMA - the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Art Lecture Series for 2017 / 2018

All lectures are accompanied by visits to new exhibitions and galleries.

8 Lectures & Guided Tours    Mondays & Thursdays: 10:00 - 12:30

NB: The Monday series will always start with the lecture, but the Thursday series could be either with the lecture or the guided tour.

Entry is with subscription card only for the same series, and cannot be interchanged Monday for Thursday or vice versa.   This Museum rule is strictly enforced.

Cost for series of 8 lectures: NIS 650; ESRA members NIS 500
Reservations and info: ESRA Raanana 09-748 2957


Venue: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27, Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv (short walk from Arlosoroff Railway Station)

PROGRAM:
Monday
6 Nov 2017


Thursday
2 Nov 2017
BIENNALES, DOCUMENTAS AND OTHER GREAT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Today our world is flooded with events which bring together the world’s leading artists to one city.   The Venice Biennale and Kassel Documenta are the largest and most important of these. 

The lecture will introduce the astonishing history of both these events and show highlights from their latest edition.
Monday
4 Dec 2017

Thursday
7 Dec 2017
WITCHES SABBATH: WITCHES IN ART.

Some of the most terrifying supernatural imagery from centuries ago doesn’t feature demons and devils.  Instead, it shows us what we did to people who were accused of witchcraft.   A lecture which dives into the unnatural world of witches – how they were depicted, what social functions they have assumed, why they terrified the people.   From early descriptions until modern and post-modern art, witches continue to fascinate us, and we will try to understand why.
 
Monday
1 Jan 2018

Thursday
4 Jan 2018
GIACOMETTI: A UNIQUE HANDPRINT

His work selling for record-setting prices, Switzerland’s national currency currying his image, having had his work shown and praised at the Venice Biennale, Alberto Giacometti is without dispute one of the most important sculptors of the modern era.  The lecture follows his chronology and biography to introduce his key works.
Monday
5 February 2018

Thursday
8 February 2018
DEGENERATE ART: THE NAZI INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION

In July 1937, four years after it came to power, the Nazi party put on two art exhibitions in Munich.   The Great German Art Exhibition was designed to show works that Hitler approved of – depicting statuesque blond nudes along with idealized soldiers and landscapes. The second exhibition, just down the road, showed the other side of German art – modern, abstract, non-representational - or as the Nazis saw it, “degenerate”. The Degenerate Art Exhibition included works by some of the great international names – Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka and Wassily Kandinsky and more.
Monday
5 March 2018


Thursday
8 March 2018
PICASSO’S SCULPTURES: A MAGNIFICENT BODY OF WORK

When the name of Pablo Picasso is mentioned, phrases such as: ”A tremendous painter” or “relentless lover” naturally come to mind.   Rarely will the word “sculptor” be mentioned.
In 2016 the Museum of Modern Art curated a major exhibition intended to correct this unjustified impression.  The lecture follows Picasso’s amazing life to introduce his incredible sculptural works.
Monday
9 April 2018


Thursday
3 May 2018

AI WEIWEL: CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART

Ai Weiwel is easily one of the most famous Chinese artists living today.   As a political activist, he calls attention to human rights violations on an epic scale; as an artist, he expands the definition of art to include new forms of social engagement.  
Monday
28 May 2018


Thursday
31 May 2018

ROCCOCO AND NEO-CLASSICISM: THE START OF THE MODERN ERA

This lecture will show the roots of modernism in the works and thoughts of 18th century enlightenment.   When we return to focus on the  present day, we shall have a deeper more understanding of our current situation.
Monday
25 June 2018


Thursday
28 June 2018

EMIL NOLDE: GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM

Emil Nolde was a German Expressionist known for his paintings of flowers, landscapes, and folkloric iconography.   Nolde was a member of the Dresden-based German Expressionist group Die.   Nolde was master of color, knowing how to play with its diverse expressive possibilities.   He stood out with the radical character and radiance of his coloration.