The New Jerusalem Project presented a program organized by Eyal Danon and Benjamin Seroussi as part of the symposium Trans-(religion/gender) in the context of the 31st São Paulo Biennial. The symposium aimed to create knowledge and share experiences of religious manifestations understood as dynamic and hybrid (trans?) phenomena that embrace a large array of issues, from the regulation of sexual behavior to the construction of new narratives and economic powers.
The New Jerusalem Project is an open-ended and research-based project bringing artists, researchers, and curators together to reflect on new religious movements. It aims at creating knowledge through the realization of works, publications, and seminars. Two works commissioned in the context of this project are part of the 31st São Paulo Biennial: Counting the Stars by Nurit Sharett and Inferno by Yael Bartana and two other projects by Efrat Shvily and Dias & Riedweg were discussed in the symposium.