“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” - Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” – Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

The Bauhaus Center in Tel Aviv showcases Jerusalem: Bauhaus, an exhibition that celebrates the city’s modern imprint and invites visitors to discover unexpected buildings off the tourists beaten tracks.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” - Photo by Ran Erde. Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” – Photo by Ran Erde. Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.


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“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” - Photo by Ran Erde. Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” – Photo by Ran Erde. Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

Architecture lovers might know Tel Aviv’s White City. The UNESCO world heritage site hosting over 4.000 buildings built in the first half of the XX century is celebrated by the Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv, a true meeting point that explores the architectural heritage of the city. Below some pics from TelAviv “White City” – Courtesy of  Bauhaus Center in Tel Aviv.

Until the 2nd of may the Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv offers an architectural detour outside Jerusalem Old City perimeters. Curator Ulrich Knufinke says “Is Jerusalem a city of modern architecture? It is a city thousands of years old, the spiritual center of the three monotheistic religions that showcases world history… but also a place of remarkable buildings”.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” - Photo by Ran Erde. Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” – Photo by Ran Erde. Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

The search for Jerusalem’s modernity and its specific architectural characteristics spans between the traditional, Art Deco, Bauhaus and the International Style. The Jerusalem: Bauhaus exhibition and its catalogue are a rare expedition through the Israeli capital hidden paths originated between the years 1920 and  1948.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” - Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” – Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv was established in 2000 by Dr. Asher Ben-Shmuel, Shlomit Gross and Dr. Micha Gross. Its goal is to expand public recognition of the “White City” as a unique architectural and cultural site. To achieve this, the center holds a gallery with a permanent collection and changing exhibitions, conducts tours of the city and is a publishing dedicated to the subject.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” - Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” – Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

The center cooperates with the Israeli Committee for UNESCO and the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo as well as with various institutions, museums and galleries.


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Photograph by Francesco Allegretto

Photograph by Francesco Allegretto


 

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” - Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.

“Jerusalem: Bauhaus” – Courtesy of Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv.