Highlights

Art at the Orient Jerusalem

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Art at the Orient Jerusalem

  • The contemporary art collection displayed at the Orient Jerusalem represents the best of Israeli art, showcasing world-renowned Israeli artists as well as third-year students from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2017). The collection represents a very wide artistic range, intended to evoke the Templer period, and forming a fascinating retrospective of Israeli art.

    In anticipation of the hotel's opening, and devoting considerable attention to the location's unique historic atmosphere, a tremendous amount of time and thought was invested in choosing appropriate pieces for the Orient Jerusalem's collection. Various etchings, drawn from the portfolios of some of Israel's most accomplished artists, are displayed throughout the hotel's rooms. These include works from the Gottesman Etching Center in Kibbutz Cabri, which were displayed at the Israel Museum in 2006 and at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

    In addition, a collection of 12 works of art by third-year students from Bezalel's Ceramic and Glass Design Department is displayed at the hotel. Seeking to give up-and-coming artists a venue for presenting their work, Isrotel sponsored a workshop dedicated to the creation of sculptures inspired by the Orient Jerusalem's surroundings. These sculptures are now proudly exhibited throughout the hotel, generating attention for the young artists.

    The hotel also features a permanent display dedicated to the Templers, who built and lived in the German Colony between 1868-1945. This exhibit emphasizes the Templers' legacy in the Colony and throughout Israel.

    Authentic items that were used by the residents of the Colony, including household utensils, agricultural and winemaking tools, and more, were purchased from collectors for display here.

    Accompanying these pieces are comprehensive materials about the Templers, their religious beliefs, and their social worldview.

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