Avi Lubinby Danielle Gorodenzik | 08.05.19
Avi Lubin is a curator and writer who wears several different hats. In the last year he has been appointed curator of HaMidrasha Gallery – Hayarkon 19 and named as the curator of Aya Ben Ron’s exhibition for the Israeli Pavilion in the 58th Venice Biennale. He is also co-editor of Tohu Magazine, a trilingual (Arabic, Hebrew, English) online art magazine. And for the past five years has headed the theoretical studies of the Postgraduate Program of Fine Art at the Faculty of Arts – Hamidrasha, Beit Berl College.
After independently curating numerous exhibitions both in Israel and abroad, Lubin is excited to establish a new program at HaMidrasha Gallery – Hayarkon 19. Lubin hopes for the space to be welcoming and a place where people can take their time to view art by a mix of artists: Both emerging and established, local and international.
The two-story space hosts the fine art school Hamidrasha at Beit Berl College located steps from the beach and below the Royal Beach Hotel. In addition to its prime location, the gallery is also one of the few non-profit art spaces in Tel Aviv. With that freedom comes an opportunity for exploration, Lubin explains.
“Artists can jump into the water with abstract ideas and take risks,” Lubin explains. “A public gallery has the obligation to try new things that are not expected, even if it fails.”
Photo by Noa Yafe