Thu 11 July 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kiosko - Yedida Frenkel 31, Tel Aviv,

“With the Wind in my Mind”

Exhibition featuring art created by refugees at the Holot Detention Center.

The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants – Israel and Art of Refugees in Israel are pleased to invite you to the OPENING NIGHT of our new exhibition: “With the Wind in my Mind”!

The exhibition displays photographs of paintings originally created by refugees on the bare walls of the Holot Detention Center, while they were being detained there.

The talented refugee artists are Tsegay Berhe, Afwerki Teame, Angosom (Sheba) Grmatsion (Sheba Grmation) and Mikiele Yewhans.

Curators: Hamutal Sadan and Ophelia Petrosian.
Photos by: Miriam Alster, Tsegay Berhe

Holot Detention Center was an immigration detention facility – a pseudo prison – designed to make life miserable for asylum seekers in Israel. It was built in 2013, and its goal was to encourage asylum seekers to give up the dream of refuge here and “voluntarily” leave Israel. During their time there, asylum seekers who had a personal connection to art and a longing for culture began creating it around themselves. Art became a way to pass the time, to reinvent themselves in a place where they had nothing, and to express strength and resistance. In 2018 Holot was closed down, but remains covered in the art of those who dreamed of a better life.

Another group of talented refugees will be with us on opening night: ቋሊ ባንድ QUALI BAND (Quali is the Tigrinya word for a dream or vision) an Eritrean pop band who will play the night away, keeping the mood up and our feet moving!

Join us on opening night!
July 11, 2019 at 8pm
At קיוסקו Kiosko: 31 Yedidya Frenkel St. Tel Aviv

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