June 4 – 7, 2017
This year’s International Council will take place Sunday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 7, at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, with the theme of “Art and Artists in our Time”. The focus is contemporary creative culture in Israel and worldwide, and how artists and their artistic enterprise add meaning to contemporary life.
Central to the theme will be the opening of the new exhibition Ai Weiwei: One and the Multitude.
Ai Weiwei will launch the International Council with a keynote address on the resonant ties between China and Israel from antiquity to today, and notions of individuality and peoplehood in both cultures.