The health crisis has taken a heavy toll on many, but especially on artists left with no income in one heartbeat as coronavirus forced an instant shutdown of economy and social life.
To help out the struggling Israeli art scene, the Tel Aviv Municipality and the Yehoshua Rabinowitz Foundation for the Arts teamed up with 60 local artists for an unprecedented exhibition just in time for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
The unique "Exit Strategies" exhibition includes 40 works of art scattered across the city of Tel Aviv, filled with thought-provoking undertones of the pandemic and the impact the two-months long confinement had on the artists' psyche.
"The exhibition seeks to promote thought and action towards possible changes in cultural life through a reexamination of the relationship between art and the community, between artists and usable public spaces, while reducing living space, personal and collective reverberation to the present period," said the organizers.
Among the notable works that will be on display throughout the city for the holiday are a lighting installation in the Habima Square pool and couples sailing in the Yarkon river, while some of the art installations feature performers from Israel's Batsheva Dance Company.
The exhibition, managed by Dafna Kron, Renana Raz, Merav Perez, set to be on display during Shavuot: Thursday, May 28 starting at 5:00pm, Friday, May 29 from 7:00pm to 11pm and Saturday, May 30 from 11:00am to 11:00 pm.