A new group exhibition entitled Prayer has just opened in the Okashi Art Museum, housed in an Ottoman-era arched building near the Knights’ Hall in the Old City of Akko. The exhibition is centered around the special moments of prayer in Israel and around the world as documented by Jewish, Christian, Moslem, Druze and Hindu artists in still photography and video exhibits.
The exhibition, which is open to the public and will continue through the coming months, runs alongside other temporary exhibitions of contemporary Israeli art as well as the permanent exhibitions of the late Israeli artist Avshalom Okashi, whose works are inspired by the scenery, the human landscape and the spirituality of the land of Israel.
The UNESCO world heritage site of the Old City of Akko is a major tourist destination for visitors to the north of Israel, with its unique blend of East and West, the colorful Oriental Bazaar, historical buildings that date back to Roman times and include the Ottoman -era buildings, the subterranean Crusader city, the Turkish baths, Templar’s Tunnel, ancient fishing port and much more.
The annual Israel Fringe Theater Festival will take place this year from 16-19 October 2011, featuring international theater companies and artists in performances throughout the Old City, including street theater.
Further information: www.akko.org.il