Art & Brain

Art and Science are closely related through the fount of all inquiry and creativity: the human brain.  In the words of one of history’s greatest scientist, Albert Einstein, “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.”

 

The Martine De Souza-Dassault Brain Art Gallery


 

ELSC gallery
Photo By Bruno Sharvit

 

 

Exhibitions at THE MARTINE DE SOUZA-DASSAULT BRAIN ART GALLERY


Retinopathy-skull

 

Stop ! Wandering

Curation is the act of creating of new contexts for displaying cultural artifacts. Since the 1990s, interdisciplinary cooperation has given rise to multi-voiced interpretations by artist, curator, and scientist – pushing aside the concept of singular “genius.”

The beginning of this discourse can be found in the magical encounter between artists Max Epstein and Olga Goltser, examining objects collected during their wanderings, whether down an alley, along the coast, or in nature. Broken dishes, pieces of pottery or metal, anything and everything – testimonies to memories past that have become theirs through the act of re-creation. The exhibition is pungent with time, space, detachment, and ingathering, truly a cultural and linguistic hybrid. Combined with each new viewing, a new tale is spun.

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Retinopathy-skull

 

Retinopathy
Dec. / 2019 - Oct. 2020 

This exhibition deals with discrepancies between sensory input and the deciphering of reality. It is a collaboration between artist Ayelet Carmi and Dr. Ayelet McKyton, a neuroscientist whose research explores the limitations of re-learning to see after experiencing blindness. Her initial study, which was conducted in Ethiopia in collaboration with Prof. Ehud Zohary’s laboratory, measured and monitored children’s sight following cataract surgery. Dr. McKyton’s current research project is under the auspices of Dr. Netta Levin’s laboratory at Hadassah. She studies adults with a congenital sight-loss condition who have undergone innovative treatments to fix retinal dysfunction.

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Gallery Talks

Date Event
January 08, 2020 - 12:00 Michal Mor
January 09, 2020 - 13:00 Ayelet Carmi &  Ayelet Mckyton
January 28, 2020 - 19:30 Michal Mor
January 31, 2020 - 12:00 Ayelet Carmi, Ayelet Mckyton & Michal Mor
May 31, 2020 - 19:00 Ayelet Carmi, Ayelet Mckyton & Michal Mor
March 7th, 2021 18:30-20:30 Stop ! Wandering exhibition pre-opening event
April 11th, 2021 11:00-12:00 Stop ! Wandering exhibition grand opening

 

Virtual Exhibitions


 

Inside my head

 

Inside My Head - A Contemporary Self Portrait by Paula Crown

Beset by migraines since childhood, critically-acclaimed artist Paula Crown animated high-tech images of her internal landscape and projected them on concave screens. The piece is a self-portrait rendered from the inside out, an intimate view of her personal topology. The animation is accompanied by an audio track composed specifically for this piece, a musical interpretation of the activity of Crown’s brain. 

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Live Concerts at Becker Auditorium

ELSC is proud to present “Mind the Melody,” a live concert series held by the Hebrew University Rector Office for the general public. Performances are held on selected Wednesdays at 12:30 in the Isaac and Luba Becker Auditorium in the Goodman Building, and admission is free.

 

Upcoming concerts(Invitation):

Date Artist More Details

May 19th, 2021

Hadar Rimon & Natasha Tadson

Hadar Rimon, violin
Natasha Tadson, piano

Handel, Beethoven, Schumann, Waxman/Bizet

June 16th, 2021

Ensemble Mezzo

Yeela Avital, soprano
Doret Florentin, recorders
Dafna Ravid, baroque violin
Gideon Brettler, baroque guitar
Orit Messer Jacobi, baroque cello
Ofira Zakai, theorbo
Nadav Rogel, percussion

Monteverdi, Strozzi, Praetorius, Ortiz, Cabezon, Charpentier, and others

 

Past concerts:

Date Artist More Details

April 21st, 2021

Toscanini String Quartet

Yevgenia Pikovsky, violin
Assaf Maoz, violin
Dima Rtush, viola
Felix Nemirovsky, cello
Simca Heled, guest cello

January 22nd, 2020

Dorel Golan

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January 8th, 2020

The Alexander Trio

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Other music events at ELSC:

Date & Time Artist More Details

January 28th, 2020, 19:30

The Students Choir

Becker Auditorium