When you think of farms, a lot of things may come to mind. Especially if you’re green. You may think of organic farms, fair trade farms, local farms, urban farms, free range farms, solar powered farms… the list goes on.
But adding the word “farm” in front of the words “art” or “gallery” might not be something that comes to you organically, or naturally.
The Farm Gallery in Holon for Interdisciplinary Ecological Art would have something to say about that. They would probably say, think again.
Located in a one-floor, 100 square meter Arab style house built during the beginning of the 20th century, the Farm Gallery opened as an artistic venue earlier this year. Before that, the building had been used by the municipality of Holon as a location for students to visit and grow fruits, vegetables, plants and study natural cycles as well as environmental issues. In other words, as a farm.
But earlier this year, the Holon municipality decided to restore the building and transform it into a gallery in order to add some artistic flavor to the building as well. The changing exhibitions at the gallery will focus on ecological issues and sustainability.
Right before Tu Bishvat, the gallery hosted a group exhibition of 50 artists who were asked to design a plant holder with a live plant inside it (check out the cactus on the right).
The current show on view – which opened just last week – focuses on insects and hybrid qualities that appear in insects. The show includes both organic and fantastical insects, insects constructed out of organic parts and mechanical parts, and also deals with human fear of insects. Check out the some of the works currently on view above and to the left.
The Farm Gallery in Holon for Interdisciplinary Ecological Art, 40 Hamalacha Street (corner of Hanachoshet), Holon; Tel. 03-5596590; Open Fridays 10am – 2pm and Saturdays 11am – 1pm
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