Reuse design? We thought Green Prophet had it pretty much covered. We’ve brought you plastic dolls converted into lamps, plastic bags transformed into wallets, beer bottles made into beads, and lots more. But the surprises keep on coming.
Reusing an abandoned movie theater as an art exhibition space? There’s an idea.
An idea conjured up by the Inspire Collective, an inspiring group of artists who describe themselves like this:
“We’re a small group of full time public artists now (for the last seven years) working with a wide variety of mediums and organize global public art exhibitions, etc…an inspired art/activist collective in the middle east working for a positive social climate by underemphasis of politics, economy, and dogma thru the overemphasis of art, creativity, and the dynamics human spirit that refuses to submit to oppression. We are people who know that cooperation is magic…
Since the formation of the ubiquitous INSPIRE Collective (in W.Jerusalem / 2003), we have helped over 700 independent artists from around the world to exhibit their works here in the middle east.”
Their latest project was ReUse 3, an art exhibition that took place last night and transformed an abandoned movie theater on Pinsker Street in Tel Aviv into an exhibition space to temporarily house the works of 150 local and international artists.
Inspire Collective explains the mission of the exhibition as follows: “On November 19th; ART WILL SERVE A SOCIAL CAUSE, INDEED: whether we like it or not, abandoned and neglected spaces are a global bi-product of industrial abuse. Due to the wasteful nature of capitalist ideologies, “real world” problems, like “homelessness”, “poverty”, and “social alienation” never seem to get solved, yet rethinking and reusing these neglected and abandoned spaces within our own communities can help to ease these “societal ills”…
Reusing these public spaces causes us to perceive these spaces without economic glasses; it helps us to see thru a more social lens & potentially reverse the process of these problems around the world…”
Read about art exhibitions with an environmental focus:
White Trash, An Ecological Group Exhibition, Opens in Tel Aviv Next Week
Environmentally Focused Art at the “Farm Gallery” in Holon
ReUse: An Evening of Eco-Art in Central Jerusalem