Must-See Art Guide: Tel Aviv

This week's guide includes Ruth Agassi, Carsten Nicolai, and Arik Levy.

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Aya Eliav, installation view (2014). Courtesy of Artstation Gallery.
Jossef Krispel, Archive Skin. Courtesy of Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Ruth Agassi, Untitled (2012). Courtesy of Inga Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Land of Our Love: The Naives of Central America. Courtesy of GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art.
Arik Levy, Love Me Tender. Courtesy of Alon Segev Gallery.
Carsten Nicolai, Abtastung Frequenz-20. Courtesy of Hezi Cohen Gallery.
Zigi Ben-Haim, In the Presence of Your Step (2011). Courtesy of Chelouche Gallery.
Oran Hoffmann, Event Horizon. Courtesy of Tempo Rubato.
Michael Argov, Untitled (1980). Courtesy of Sommer Contemporary Art.

The holidays are just around the corner, and while some of you will be enjoying family time or spending vacations in the mountains or on the beach, art lovers will still have the opportunity to experience art in one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean: Tel Aviv. With its collection of over 4,000 buildings built in the Bauhaus or International Style, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, Tel Aviv is also teeming with exciting contemporary artists.

Begin your visit at the GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, presenting artworks by 35 artists from seven Central American countries. Opening soon, don’t miss sculptures produced by Israeli artist Arik Levy, or works by Carsten Nicolai focused on the subject of sensing. You have a full week to admire selected artworks from the collection of the Chelouche Gallery, including a new series of large-scale, mixed-media paintings on mobile aluminum by Zigi Ben-Haim.

Finish your visit with a group exhibition exploring questions of memory, biography, and the boundaries of photography, with works by Ruth Agassi, among others.

2014 is almost over, so enjoy Tel Aviv, and make sure to see interesting shows before the new year!


Exhibition: A Crawling Home Narrative

When: October 30–December 20, 2014

Where: Artstation Gallery, HaTachana Compound Manshia (Neve Zedek), Cabin 14, Tel Aviv, Israel


Exhibition: Jossef Krispel

When: November 13–December 20, 2014

Where: Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, 60 Ehad Ha’am St., Tel Aviv, Israel


Exhibition: Mythographia

When: November 14–December 20, 2014

Where: Inga Gallery, 7 Bar yochai St., Tel Aviv, Israel


Exhibition: Land of Our Love: The Naives of Central America

When: October 23–December 26, 2014

Where: GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, 255 Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv, Israel


Exhibition: Arik Levy | Primitive Components

When: October 30–December 26, 2014

Where: Alon Segev Gallery, 6 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv, Israel


Exhibition: Carsten Nicolai

When: November 13–December 27, 2014

Where: Hezi Cohen Gallery, 54 Wolfson Street, Tel Aviv, Israel


Exhibition: End of Year SALE

When: December 17–December 27, 2014

Where: Chelouche Gallery, 7 Mazeh St., Tel Aviv, Israel


Exhibition: Oran Hoffmann

When: November 20–December 27, 2014

Where: Tempo Rubato, Sgula 9, Tel Aviv, Israel


Exhibition: Michael Argov

When: December 27, 2014–February 7, 2015

Where: Sommer Contemporary Art, 13 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv, Israel

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