Kiryat Hamelacha, Where Public Walls Serve as Open Canvases

Installation view of “9 Artists Walls”,  ArtSpace TLV. Photo by Yuval Chen Courtesy of the Gallery

Many young artists live and work in this area.

In South Tel Aviv, the neighborhood of Kiryat Hamelacha has all the elements of fertile grounds for art: a gritty, working-class area nowhere near gentrified (yet), where empty warehouses provide perfect studio spaces, and public walls serve as open canvases for the likes of Know Hope, Klone, and Zero Cents, three of Israel’s boldest and most energetic street artists. Raw Art, which opened in 2005, is a relative old-timer in the neighborhood. Rosenfeld Gallery, Feinberg Projects, and Litvak Contemporary are three exhibition venues nestled into the tiny HaMif’al street; all showcase Kiryat Hamelacha’s offbeat aesthetic. The Indie Photography Group Gallery focuses on work by contemporary artists working in photo-based media. Other new artists’ collective spaces—Hanina, Alfred, and Artspace Tel Aviv—serve as launch-pads for emerging young artists, many of whom live and work in this area. 

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