During December 2018, Beita took part in the ambitious Residency Project. Art BnB is an international project hosted by three participatory culture centers in Jerusalem. Beita, HaMiffal, and Muslala's Terrace in the Clal Building opened their doors to 41 artists. Approximately half of the artists were local, and the others hailed from 17 countries worldwide. Their art constituted many forms: painting, sculpture, video art, design, and architecture. At an additional exhibit, containing a rich repertoire of artworks, people were able to observe artists and their works in progress. This exhibit was especially designed for display in public areas.
Alongside the artists' work, the festival offered a broad program of events, including meeting with the artists, professional workshops, and free interactive events for the wider community as well as the professional art community.
On 20 December 2018, a concluding event took place with a spectacular mobile exhibit which displayed all works and end products of the project, most of which are still on show in the hosting venues and surrounding public areas.
At Beita, we enjoyed time spent with the artists we hosted:
Monika Drozinska (Krakow), Francisco Baccaro (Lisbon), Annie Albagli (San Francisco), Octavi Serra (Girona), Eileen Levinson (Los Angeles), Lenore Mizrachi Cohen (New York), Nir Artzi (israel), Shem Barel (Israel), Yifat Steinmetz Hirst (Israel), Yael Dryzin (Israel), Amit Trainin (Israel), Hanna Ben Haim Yulzari (Israel) , who together met with people, ate, and worked on their art.
Most of the artwork produced during their stay is on exhibit on both sides of Jaffa Street, between Beita and Machane Yehuda Market.
We invite you to come see the display anytime throughout the day.
Art Director: Avital Naor Wexler
General Director: Ofira Levanon
Host: Yuval Levi
Office staff: Michal Amit, Dana Tannhauser
Construction and technical support: Muslala's carpentry crew at Beita: Noam Sherer, Aliza Ashkenazi
Street exhibit tours: Yael Hovav
Thank you to Saidoff House for your cooperation