Kirill Korchagin’s poetry evening and presentation of “Translit” almanac #15/16

Wednesday 18/03 at 19:30

The event is in Russian

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Wednesday March 18th 2015, 10:36 am

New exhibition opening

Friday 20/03 at 12:00

“Neither Savage nor Wise, Desperate Times - Desperate Measures”

Avshalom Suliman

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Friday March 13th 2015, 5:25 pm

A call for proposals from Barbur

Dear friends,

These days, along with returning to normal day to day operation, we have started the process to request permanent space allocation for Barbur, and for this we call you to join “Barbur community”: Nachlaot, city center, the market area and other neighboring areas residents are invited to come to the gallery in person (as a real written signature is required), and join the list. The more people the better!

Come visit us Mondays to Thursdays between 4pm and 8pm, and on Fridays between 11am and 2pm.

And whoever wants to kickstart some project or activity at Barbur, or to join an existing activity, is invited to contact us by replying to this email, or on Facebook.

Sunday February 08th 2015, 9:46 am

Can art make a difference?

A conversation between Hadas and Gideon Ophrat on art as a medium for social change, at Hadas Ophrat’s exhibition “Alliance.”

Some pictures from the opening last Friday:

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Sunday February 08th 2015, 9:42 am

Barbur is reopening, with new exhibition

After six months of relentless public campaign for continued existence of the gallery, and a four-month involuntary break, we are pleased to announce the return to full activity

The festive re-opening will take place on

Friday 30.01
at 12:00

with the the opening of the new exhibition


Solo exhibition by Hadas Ophrat

Monday January 26th 2015, 6:53 pm

Wire-tapping: Special radio event

Wednesday 03.12
at 19:00

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The event will take place at Hamazkeka, 3 Shushan street

The public is invited

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Experimental communities

About the politics of musical ensembles, between voices and instruments, audience and performers.

How artistic models and social utopies interact.

Sitting in circle:

Avner Amit, Tal Avraham, Chanan Ben Simon, Tomer Damsky, Noa Haran, Yifeat Ziv, Nitai Levi, Ayelet Lerman, Orr Sinai, Lars Sergel, Faye Shapiro and special surprise guests

You can listen to the recording of the previous programme, VOICE (NO) BODY, here:

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Monday December 01st 2014, 4:27 pm

City center residents conference

Monday 01.12
19:00 - 22:00

At Experimental school at 7 Rabbi Akiva street, city center.

Many residents will participate in the conference, as well as municipality representatives, and various organizations. Everybody will have a possibility to raise issues for discussion and propose initiatives in various fields.

The conference is an excellent platform to create partnerships and new initiatives in any field relevant to the city center. Minhal Kehilati team will follow every initiative that will be backed by activists committed to the issue.

Saturday November 29th 2014, 2:46 am

Meeting with the management of the Minhal Kehilati Lev HaIr

On Monday, 24.11 there was a meeting with the management of the Minhal Kehilati Lev HaIr and Barbur supporters community. Around 70 people came to support the gallery — city center residents, artists and culture activists.

The meeting was very important and really exciting. Many thanks to all who came on a rainy and cold evening to the meeting, and also to everyone who called, wrote, and supported from a distance!

Lev’s management has not yet made the final decision about the common future with Barbur (their meeting will be held on Tuesday), but we hope that the idea of closing the gallery was dropped and the gallery will return to full activity immediately after the renovation of the kindergarten at the beginning of January.

Updates to follow

Tuesday November 25th 2014, 4:08 pm

Barbur needs your help

Help Barbur - “Lev HaIr” management meeting to decide whether the gallery will be closed permanently,
Monday, 24.11, 19:00 - the public presence is important!!!

To all friends and supporters of Barbur Gallery, greetings.

As most of you know, the gallery operation is suspended from 22.08, following a temporary use of the gallery space by the local kindergarten.

In a few days, on the next Monday, 24.11, at 7 p.m., the management of Lev HaIr will hold a meeting to decide whether from their perspective there is a justification to keep Barbur operation, or the gallery will be closed forever. The first hour of the discussion (19:00 - 20:00) will be open to the public, and anybody who thinks it important that Barbur will keep working, especially those who live in the city center and Nachlaot, are invited to participate in the meeting, and express their position to the management members.

The meeting will take place at the Lev Hair community center hall, 43 Ohel Moshe street.

Your support is very important to us.
Best wishes,

Avi, Denis, Yanai, Faye, and Masha

Wednesday November 19th 2014, 7:04 pm


Wednesday, 05.11,20:00

Tuesday November 04th 2014, 1:16 am

Hadas Ophrat: Dark Room

Hadas Ophrat: Dark Room

Performance event at Barbur Gallery yard

Thursday, Oct 23, 19:00 - 22:00

Hadas Ophrat’s exhibition “Alliance”, which was about to open at Barbur Gallery, was delayed because of the temporary and disappointing closure of the gallery. The new opening date has not been determined yet.

The event is part of the “Manofim - exhibition openings season”


Barbur Gallery is closed

Information by email and at:

Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 3:35 pm

Barbur is hosted by Beita

מוזמנים לביתא פתוח מחר- פותחים את השנה בערב מלא גילויי אמנות, חברה ועיר.

הפעם מתכנסים בביתא אורחים שונים במיקוד על מרכז עיר -

ממסלולי היום-יום של ירושלמים מקומיים בשוק מחנה יהודה אשר משולבים בסיור האמן של מרב סבירסקי, דרך יצירת תחנות סימבוליות במרחב מרכז העיר שבין ארץ לשמים בסיור אמן של חיה רוקין.

הכתה הפתוחה תיגע ביצירת עיר בהקרנה קצרה של ‘מטרופוליס’ ובמשחק שולחן ייחודי המקנה תפיסה חדשה של המקום.

ובשיחה אישית עם אחת האמניות שלקחה חלק בשינוי משמעותי של מרכז העיר, מאשה זוסמן, ממיסדות גלריית ברבור. השיחה תתיחס להיסטוריה של גלריית ברבור, למבנה הארגוני שלה, לתערוכות שנוצרו בה ואופן החיבור המיוחד אל שכונת נחלאות לאורך השנים, כמו גם לאירועים האחרונים המצערים שהביאו לסגירה זמנית של הגלריה וסכנה להמשך קיומה.

בתוכנית הערב:

16:30 סיורי אמן בביתא
מרב סבירסקי / אחד בעקבות אחד (בהרשמה מראש 0502867788)
חיה רוקין / artour

18:00 ביתאספר כתה פתוחה בנושא ‘עיר’ בשיתוף הישיבה החילונית / מנחים ענת ליטוין ואריאל לוינסון

20:00 במת שכנים / ביתא מארח את מאשה זוסמן, אמנית וממייסדי גלריית ברבור

לאתר גלריית ברבור:


לינק לכתבה בהארץ על ההתרחשויות האחרונות:

כל הפרטים גם באיוונט בפייסבוק:

מוזמנים לעשות לנו לייק ולעקוב אחרינו:

Tuesday September 30th 2014, 12:09 pm

An article in the Haaretz newspaper on the situation with the gallery

Tuesday September 16th 2014, 8:45 pm

Important announcement from Barbur

To all friends and supporters of Barbur Gallery, greetings.

We would like to update you regarding the dramatic events that happened over the past 3 months in the life of the gallery, that led to stopping the gallery activity 3 weeks ago and opening of a kindergaten in the Barbur space.

At the beginning of June we were informed that in order to find a temporary solution for the neighbourhood day care centre which had to be renovated it was decided by the Lev Ha’ir community centre management to close Barbur and to move the kindergarten children into the gallery building for the duration of the renovations.

Although all of us are aware of the shortage of space in the city centre and of the necessity of finding a secure and suitable place for the children, that the closing down of an active and successful gallery is a problematic solution which is hard to understand. We have tried to persuade the Lev Ha’ir management and the Jerusalem Municipality to find an alternative arrangement which would not affect the operation of Barbur.

Unfortunately, despite wide support in the neighbourhood, the artistic community, municipality representatives, the Jerusalem Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Sport and some of the Lev Ha’ir management, in the end no alternative solution has been found for the children.

With mediation of the municipality we reluctantly agreed to a compromise whereby the Barbur Gallery would vacate its space on Shirizli Street for a period three months. The Jerusalem Municipality gave its guarantee that after this period the space would be returned to the gallery with a budget for required renovation. During this period, the gallery’s activities would be transferred to municipal shelter 821 on Einayim LeMishpat Street near the gallery and that scheduled exhibitions would be held in another space in the city.

As of today, as we feared, the disruption to the gallery’s activities has been extensive, in fact activity has completely ceased:
- The shelter which was given to Barbur as an alternative space has still not been cleared of material and is in need of renovation in order for us to transfer activities to there.
- Some of the core activities, such as the senior citizens’ drawing workshop, cannot be held in the shelter since it is not accessible to people unable to use the stairs.
- Despite all the efforts of the municipality plastic arts department, no space has been found for scheduled exhibitions, some of which have now been cancelled.

Despite all the above we are doing our best not to lose our optimism and we believe that Barbur Gallery will return to normal activities in the near future and that all the promises made to Barbur will be kept.

Now, more than ever, we need your involvement and support. Anyone who can help us in planning the continuation of Barbur’s activities is invited to respond to this post on facebook:

Wishes for happy and more tolerant new year,
Masha, Avi, Yanai, and Denis

Tuesday September 16th 2014, 8:35 pm

Tournament and gallery talk at the Me, You and the Stick exhibition

24.07 at 19:00

Tournament and gallery talk at the Me, You and the Stick exhibition

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Tuesday July 22nd 2014, 1:58 am

Zone 5

24.07 at 21:00

Zone 5

Multi-Media Art Series monthly events

Curator: Jc Jones

A state of consciousness where skills match the perceived performance requirements perfectly. Being in the zone implies increased focus and attention which allow for higher levels of performance. Athletes, musicians, and anybody who totally owns a challenge of physical or mental performance can be in the zone.

Middle Eastern double-bassist Hagai Bilitzky invites percussionist Hillel Amsalem and dancer Ella Greenbaum, in a 50-minute evening of classico-oriental music and contemporary ethnic dance.

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Tuesday July 22nd 2014, 1:08 am


17.07 at 20:30

David Katz - Voice

Elad Bardes - Guitar

Avigail Sfez - Movement

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Wire-tapping on facebook:

Tuesday July 15th 2014, 6:23 pm

New exhibition opening

Me, You and the Stick

Nir Harel and Ira Shalit

Opening on Wednesday, 02.07.2014, at 7:00pm

Monday June 30th 2014, 2:18 pm

New exhibition opening

Reality Grip

Yonatan Zofi

Curator: Doron Livne

Opening on Thursday, 01.05.2014, at 7:30pm

יונתן צופי מחולל חוויית רישום מיוחדת במינה הוא מגביל את עצמו לחומר-רישום אחד – גרפיט על נייר – ובו הוא מפתח טכניקות ושיטות של עבודה, שמביאות בדרכים רבות ומגוונות את הרישום עד קצה הגבול. הרישומים נעים בין הדף הלבן ובין שכבות עבות של חומר הרישום, וכאן משתמש צופי בתכונה של הגרפיט – החזרת אור, עד שלפעמים נראה משטח הגרפיט כמו ראי. כך הוא פועל בקצוות של טווח הראייה ויוצר קשת רחבה של אימז’ים חידתיים ומרתקים. התבוננות ברישומים של צופי היא אפוא חוויה מיוחדת במינה, הכוללת מעבר בין תמונות של חפצים מוכרים (שרפרף, שולחן קלוע, כרית) על-פי הפירוש הייחודי שהוא נותן להם, ובין העלאה של מראות כגון כביש, עצים בחלון, או ציור אימפרסיוניסטי של מונה לכדי נוכחות חידתית ואף הזויה. צופי מאתגר את המבט שלנו בכל עבודה שלו, וכל אחת מהן מציבה למבט אתגר מסוג אחר. חלל התצוגה בכללו הופך להיות כך מרחב של התבוננות מעמיקה, מגוונת ומרתקת.

Wednesday April 30th 2014, 9:16 am


Friday 18.04
at 13:30


Hannes Lingens (Germany) - Percussion


Avigail Sfez - Body
Elad Bardes - Guitar

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Wire-tapping on facebook:

Monday April 14th 2014, 9:03 pm


Friday 18.04
at 13:30


Hannes Lingens (Germany) - Percussion


Avigail Sfez - Body
Elad Bardes - Guitar

The event on facebook:

Wire-tapping on facebook:

Wednesday April 09th 2014, 8:46 pm

Film screening

Thursday 03.04
at 20:30

A documentary by Yoav Shamir

The film documents the daily life in dozens of military roadblocks located throughout the West Bank and Gaza and form the first meeting point between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Picture of the effects of the occupation on both sides of the conflict.

Wednesday April 02nd 2014, 2:29 pm

Film screening

Thursday 27.03
at 20:00

The Fading Valley
After the screening will be a talk with the director Irit Gal

The lives and stories of Palestinian farmers living in the fertile region of the Jordan Valley remain hidden from the eye. Their grazing lands have been declared “Firing Zones,” their water wells have been sealed, and water pumps transferring the water to the Jewish settlers in the Valley have been built in their place. “Without water there is no life” is the farmers’ motto. Farming is disappearing; some have given up their farming efforts and have moved to cities in the West Bank, while others have been forced to work as day laborers in the very settlements that have appropriated their lands. Those who refuse to leave their lands and continue to work as farmers have remained with no possible means of survival.

The film before us offers first-hand testimonies of the Jordan Valley farmers who have been deprived of their rights and who have become illegal residents on their own land; they are the members of a diminishing quiet community residing in the lowest valley in the world. Sometimes they are accompanied by Israeli activists who bear witness to their plight.

Watch the movie trailer:

Additional information at our Facebook page:

Director: Irit Gal
Photography: Daniel Gal
Editing: Rabab Haj Yahya
Production Coordinator: Ivonne Mansbach
2013, Arabic - Hebrew. Translation: Hebrew, English

Sunday March 23rd 2014, 12:45 pm