Metropolis 2: The Interdisciplinary School of Art in the Neighborhood of Montefiore, Tel Aviv.
The project takes the form of sixty classes, tours and workshops in the fields of painting, photography, sculpture, street art, theater, music and sound, graphic design, textile design, creative thinking, politics, urbanism, architecture and more. Leading the classes are instructors from different disciplines, including actors, presenters, musicians, visual artists, architects and designers.
Classes take place throughout the neighborhood, in participants' studios and other private and public spaces, such as Yehudit Boulevard (where the Language School takes place), in cafes, public gardens, a theater, private schools and residential apartments.
Classes in Metropolis 2 are free and available by advanced registration.
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Where is the neighborhood
of Montefiore located?
What’s New in Metropolis 2
This year, Metropolis is first and foremost an interdisciplinary art school that runs out of one neighbourhood - Montefiore, a mixed-use neighborhood with residential, industrial and commercial claims. Metropolis 2 comes directly out of this combination. Classes take place in various spaces, from private apartments to gardens and streets. This year, we also examine the forms that classes can take and offer workshops and unconventional tours.
The neighborhood is located West of the Ayalon Highway and East of Derech Menachem Begin.
The Azrieli Mall forms its Northern border and Yitzhak Sadeh Street, its Southern border.
Yehudit Boulevard cuts through the neighborhood from East to West, and is accesses from Derech Menachem Begin.
In the attached map, you can see the locations of classes in the neighborhood and their close proximity to each other.
is Also for Kids
For the first time, we offer classes and workshops for kids, including:
Lighting Fixtures Workshop led by Naama Hofman - workshop for all ages.
T-shirt Printing Workshop led by Sharon Harpaz from Short-Cut - workshop for all ages.
Kids Graffiti Workshop led by Maayan Weisstub.
Politics Lesson led by Daniel Yahel - "How to Create a Professional Demonstration" - workshop for kids ages 9-13.
Mother and Daughter Workshop / Voodoo Shmoodoo led by Sally and Romi Krysztal Kramberg.
One-time tours around the neighborhood, including:
Who are you, Yehudit? A unique half-hour audio tour that includes elements of fantasy and nonfiction in tribute to the figure of Yehudit Montefiore. Led by Rotem Volak. To hear the program, click here.
The Art of Walking A tour focusing on the social and political characteristics of the neighborhood. Led by Nisan Almog.
Urban Parasitism A tour sprinkled with public interventions - sculptures planted along the route - assembled using materials and found objects from the street. Led by Shay Id Alony and Sharon Glazberg.
The Photos You Didn’t Take A tour about the leading practice of observation in photography. Led by David Havrony.
Educational art sessions, including:
The Street as an Alternative Mass Media Channel Led by Yizhak Livne.
Artistic Limits and Modalities How does one maintain an independent practice? Led by Masha Zusman and Nir Harel.
Neo-Gothic In a dark and musty basement, research is being conducted on the World of Darkness. Led by Meital Katz-Minerbo and Maya Attoun.
Was or Wasn’t the God Almighty in the Promised Land? On the question of monotheism in the Jewish faith. Led by Assi Meshullam.
Japanese Art and Kitsch On kitsch’s integration in the Tokyo art scene. Led by Amanda Mehl.
Taking In-camera Pictures On the image-making process. Led by Tamarin Makarov.
Looking at Reality Through Art Tinted Glasses How can classic and contemporary art affect our ability to recognize beauty in everyday life? Led by Ilya Gefter.
Experiential workshops in a variety of fields:
Workshops in vocal development and song delivery with Merav Hazan, charcoal drawing with Erez Aharon, dance and movement with 'Shlombal' (dance, improvisation, performance), and an introductory lesson in playing the guitar and drums in Budagov’s Music Shop.
The Public Classroom is an open space designated for the purpose of language studies, situated on Yehudit Boulevard in the Montefiore neighborhood.
This classroom is an open forum for anyone interested in learning a new language or teaching others their own. We propose converting the street into an urban site of knowledge where people meet, interact, and tutor.
The Science of Dreams / Rany Levy
A therapeutic dialogue between a psychotherapist and a volunteer from the audience about a personal dream that they have had. The conversation takes place in a space that enables the audience to hear and bear witness to the proceedings.
Artistic Advice / Yoav Weiss
A public consultation on any matter related to art. Sometimes it is hard to be an artist; sometimes it is difficult to understand art. Yoav Weiss, a professional and experienced artist, will address any question on any topic related to art or personal and professional dilemmas. Each consultation costs one and a half New Israeli Shekels. At the corner of Yehudit Boulevard and Ha-Natsiv Street.
Meetings, classes and workshops in schools and businesses in the neighborhood:
The Cooking Studio hosts Shahar Marcus; classes at BPM College; Yair Garbuz, Nava Zukerman, Yair Vardi and Merav Shinn Ben Alon at Tmuna Theater; Anat Goldman, Adi Kerlitz, Maya Elran, Elad Rosen and Noam Partom at the home made coffee shop, Short-Cut; introductory lessons in silk-screening, Budagov’s Music Shop, a comics workshop and additional interdisciplinary classes in design and architecture, drawing and painting, and the science of dreams - therapeutic performance by Rany Levy at the second-hand store, BUY Kilo.
Sample Class > Metropolis > Wheat paste
Maayan Sophia Weisstub
Graffiti for Kids
Lesson in Street Art
Our work space for this class will be the back of the Artists' Studios, where we can take inspiration from the urban environment. We will create drawings in relation to the site itself and then wheat-paste them site specifically.
The lesson is suited for students in grades 2 and 3.
Maayan Sophia Weisstub is an artist and a freshman in the Department of Industrial Design at Shenkar. Her activities in the arts extend to urban spaces, where she creates works that are in dialogue with their sites.
Metropolis, Loving Art. Making Art. 2015.
Curators: Eran Eizenhamer, Karni Barzilai, Tali Kayam.
Participants: Samantha Adler De Oliveira, Nisan Almog, Inbal Aloni, Dan Allon, Erez Aharon, Maya Attoun, Jason Danino Holt, Ayala Efron, Maya Elran, Roy Fabian, Shlomit Fundaminsky, Golan Gafni, Keren Gafni, Yair Garbuz, Ilya Gefter, Sharon Glazberg, Anat Goldman, Nizan Hamerman, Gal Hart, Nir Harel, Sharon Harpaz, David Havrony, Merav Hazan, Naama Hofman, Shay Id Alony, Meital Katz-Minerbo, Sally Krysztal Kramberg, Rany Levy, Boaz Levental, Dikla Levsky, Yizhak Livne, Tamarin Makarov, Shahar Marcus, Amanda Mehl, Assi Meshullam, Gilat Nadivi, Yael Nir, Noam Partom, Shony Rivnay, Elad Rosen, Vanilla Royal, Chen Serfaty, Merav Shinn Ben Alon, Boaz Sides, Yair Vardi, Roten Volak, Yoav Weiss, Maayan Weisstub, Daniel Yahel, Aviad Zinemanas, Nava Zukerman, Masha Zusman.
In collaboration with: Budagov, Home Made, BPM, Tmuna,Short-Cut, HaTahana Studio, Buy Kilo, HaMechina, Cooking Studio.