MUSRARA MIX FESTIWAL

Rafal Bajena, Michał Jurys, Paweł Kula, Bartosz Nowak, Pani Pawlowsky, Maria Stafyniak, Natalia Szostak, Janek Turkowski, Justyna Werbel

Exhibition:

May 28–30, 2013

TRAFO Trafostacja Sztuki presents their young Szczecin Art District in the course of the 13th Musrara Mix Festival. Szczecin based artists will showcase their work in cooperation with the Musrara Art School in Jerusalem.

Musrara Mix is an annual art festival presented by The Naggar School of Photography, Media & New Music. Keeping true to the schools principle, social issues remain central in the festival, with ideas related to tolerance and open-mindedness, the acceptance of the other within our own society as well as exposure to international contemporary socially engaged art practices.  The festival serves as an open invitation to local and international artists to comment on and express ideas regarding the social realities that we live in.

The festival takes place in the scenic neighbourhood of Musrara in Jerusalem. Over the three-day festival the neighbourhood operates as a platform of exchange with residents who offer their private courtyards, building facades, streets and public square for an extensive programme that includes installation, video projections, performance art, dance and a variety of live sound and music performances. Artists are invited to exhibit artwork outdoors and in doing so to respond to the location and local community. The festival aims to offer multi-cultural content within a multi-ethnic society. Musrara Mix acts as a cosmopolitan microcosm, searching for the underpinnings of the Israeli reality whilst inviting international artists to participate, react and expand on these ideas, adding their own layers of experience and theoretical ideas.  The festival will also present a rich accompanying programme of artist talks, lectures, workshops, master classes open to the public.

Initially a fringe festival, Musrara Mix has over the last ten years expanded and cemented its place in the national art scene. The festival is an assertion of the power of art (in all its manifestations) and a call to utilize it to create true inner and social change.

 

At the same time, TRAFO is eager to share the result of the collaboration between the Musrara Art School (Israel), the Berlin

Cosmopolitan School (Germany), and the ARTmosphere Foundation (Poland). This collaboration will be represented by the COOMON ROOM  project at the Kids Love Design Festival to take place between May 17 – June 14, 2013 in Szczecin. The COMMON ROOM is an art education experiment comprising both art and design.

organiser: Musrara Art School (Jerusalem, Israel)

 

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