(Times of Israel) – The artworks of Israeli and international Jewish artists are showcased every two years for the Jerusalem Biennale. This year, however, the event was postponed due to the war.
In a show of support, many artists and curators mounted some of the scheduled Biennale exhibitions in their own cities. Exhibitions opened this month in New York, Buenos Aires and Italy, with further exhibitions scheduled to open shortly in other locations. “Even now, after the unspeakable pain of October 7, we have witnessed a huge outpouring of solidarity from around the world,” said Rami Ozeri, Jerusalem Biennale founder and creative director. “We will continue to nurture the ties of art and culture between Jerusalem and the world today more than ever. This heart will always keep beating.”
For example, in Buenos Aires, the AMIA Art Space is hosting These Are the Names, paying tribute to the victims of the October 7 massacre committed by Hamas.
The installation is on black walls, with the names of the 1200 victims spray-painted to look like the plaques on the AMIA building facade that commemorates the 85 people killed in a July 18, 1994, terrorist attack there.