Past Public Program

Collective Art Practice in a Complex Urban Setting

Artis Presents

October 18, 2018, 8:30am

New York City

Collective Art Practice in a Complex Urban Setting
With Matan Israeli, co-founder of Muslala

Thursday, October 18, 8:30-9:30 AM
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The community of artists, activists and craftspeople that make up Muslala have been facilitating public art projects and sustainability initiatives across East and West Jerusalem since 2009. Today, they reside on a rooftop in the Clal Building in the City Center of Jerusalem, where they have a garden, artist studios where they develop earth work projects, and host other community activities. Join us for a conversation with artist and co-founder of Muslala, Matan Israeli, about how the collective addresses the neighborhood’s needs and audiences, as well as the landscape of contemporary art in Jerusalem, and the relationship between economies, society, and the environment more broadly. Learn more about Muslala’s history and projects here.

Muslala is a greenhouse for initiatives that take place in the space between art, society, and sustainability. The organization produces site-specific exhibitions, guided tours, art workshops, and has opened an active meeting and study center and exhibition space. Muslala aims to produce a new model for cultural practice that combines artistic activity with a social orientation. Most of the organization’s activities take place outdoors in the public realm of both East and West Jerusalem and beyond.