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Digging Down: Art of the Pre-Future 

Group exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem

Artists: Ella Littwitz, Menashe Kadishman, Ariel Hacohen, Gilad Efrat, Dganit Brest, David Adika, David Fine, Dina Shenhav, Yechiel Shemi, Lihi Turjeman; Mark Yashaev, Michal Brauer, Maayan Elyakim, Meirav Kamal and Halil Balbin, Sigalit Landau, Amos Kenan, Rudolf (Rudi) Lehmann, and others.

2 Nov 2021 - Apr 2022

Curator: Shira Friedman

Digging Down: Art of the Pre-Future is a group exhibition of 42 Israeli artists whose main subject is archaeology. The exhibition includes 90 works of contemporary Israeli art in a variety of forms: painting, sculpture, photography, video-art and sound. The works are on display in the galleries amongst the items exhibited in the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, intermingled with the historical flow of the permanent exhibition, enabling a dialogue between distant periods of time throughout the museum alongside an inter-generational conversation within Israeli art.

"Digging Down" in the exhibition’s title pertains to archaeologists as well as to artists and visitors. Whether directly or indirectly, the art works create an artificial archaeological mound, whose foundations date thousands of years ago but whose summit belongs to our own days.

Installation photos by Yigal Pardo

A short video featuring the exhibition at the BLMJ, November 2021

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