The New Hebrews: a Century of Art in Israel, from May 20-Sept. 5, 2005

Mar 29, 2005, 00:00 ET from Martin-Gropius-Bau

    BERLIN, Germany, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The exhibition is being held at
 Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau under the auspices of the Israel Museum,
 Jerusalem and the Berliner Festspiele.
     Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of formal
 diplomatic ties between Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany.
     The exhibition tells the story of modern Israeli culture from its
 emergence around a century ago up to the present day.
     The exhibition is devoted primarily to visual culture with a special
 emphasis on art, architecture, film, photography and design. Works of modern
 and contemporary art comprise the majority of the objects on view. Over 100
 artists are participating in the exhibition, and many installations were
 created especially for the Martin-Gropius-Bau.
     One of the highlights of the show will be the presentation of the
 renowned Qumram Temple Scroll, which is currently undergoing restoration for
 the exhibition in Berlin. The scroll is one of the cornerstones of Israeli
 culture and will play a key role in the exhibition.
     The exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of Israeli art to
     It will be shown in Berlin only.
     For further information, please contact the Martin-Gropius-Bau press
 office: Tel. +49-(0)30-25486-236; Fax +49-(0)30-25486-235,
     Gereon Sievernich

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