Efrat Shvili
The Jerusalem Experience

Infos

Opening
11.12.2014, 8 pm
within the frame of CMRK

Duration
12.12.2015 – 21.2.2016

Opening hours

Tue–Sun 10 am – 5 pm

Shuttle to the opening Vienna – Graz

Departure Vienna: 11.12.2015,
3 pm, bus stop Opera, bus 59 a
Departure Graz: 11.12.2015,
11:30 pm, < rotor >, Volksgarten
cmrk.org

A project by Efrat Shvili in collaboration with Oren Myers

Curated by
Reinhard Braun

Intro

In some places it is perhaps still possible to encounter the past in an unmediated way, to meet archaeology without the help of 3D guides, to imagine places without the aid of simulation or replicas, and even to see things without being told what it is that one sees. But this is often not  the common practice. In her new work, “The Jerusalem Experience,” Efrat Shvili, in collaboration with Oren Myers, is looking at ways in which historic Jerusalem is being made into an “experience” with the help of advanced technology, for the benefit of its visitors but no less so for the benefit of political, religious, and commercial forces. The viewers of the show will get a taste of the Jerusalem “experience” as filmed and photographed in both the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, and in São Paulo, Brazil, where the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) last year inaugurated the monumental Third Temple of Solomon, built according to “biblical” proportions. Assaulted by a barrage of image and sound, the viewers will be challenged to tell the old Jerusalem from the new, the real from the fake, and the literal from the metaphorical. As in her other works Shvili’s primary discussion is about visibility. By both adhering to the strategies of the UCKG, the City of David Foundation (EL’AD) or the Temple Mount Faithful and undermining them in the assemblage she is creating, Shvili leaves the viewers to decide what it is that they see.

Installation Views

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Image: Kosuke Arakawa
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Third Temple model, Jerusalem 2009, signofthelastdays.com.

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili, Temple of Solomon, São Paulo, 2012.

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eyal Danon, The Tabernacle, São Paulo, 2014.

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Temple of Solomon, São Paulo, 2015, @TemplodeSalomão.

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eyal Danon, Sacrificial Altar, The Tabernacle, São Paulo, 2014.

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Menorah, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, forum.yadayah.com.

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili, Winged Cherubim, Ark of the Convenant, The Tabernacle, Timna, 2012.

  • Winged Cherubim, Ark of the Covenant, Sacred Vessels Gallery, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem.

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Efrat Shvili
    The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

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Opening

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Eröffnung / Opening, 11.12.2015
    Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

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