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Opening Events Program:
Sept 19-21, 2019

The Opening Party
Bialik Square along Idelson Street to the Liebling Haus
Thursday, September 19, 20:00-23:00
Free admission


In the spirit of the iconic Bauhaus School, the Liebling Haus celebrates the opening of the White City Center in a huge street party along Idelson Street - from Bialik Square up to the Liebling Haus rooftop, featuring "Bauhaus Form Gymnastic": a workshop and photography performance of paper costumes inspired by the avant-garde events of the Bauhaus - a tribute to Oskar Schlemmer (German artist and choreographer of the Bauhaus). The dress code: two-thirds white, one-third black or colorful.


Transferumbau: Liebling
White City Center, 29 Idelson St. Second floor
Thursday 19.9, 20:00 | Friday 20.9, 9:00-14:00 | Saturday, 21.9, 10:00-20:00

The opening exhibition of Liebling Haus focuses on the Transfer Agreements a controversial episode in the history of Zionism. These political agreements established economic relations between the Nazi regime in Germany and the Zionist movement, allowing tens of thousands of German Jews to immigrate to Palestine in the 1930s. The exhibition is a collaborative project by artists Ilit Azoulay, Jonathan Touitou, Lou Moriah, and Nir Shauloff.
Curator: Hila Cohen-Schneiderman

Exceptional: The White City - an Everyday Heritage
White City Center, 29 Idelson St. Ground floor


The main exhibition of The Liebling Haus presents the story of the White City’s modernist urban fabric. The show examines the challenges of designing and living in an urban environment declared a Heritage Site, providing tools to understand architecture’s social, political, and cultural role, and promotes relevant discussion.

The exhibition is on display in the ground floor apartment of Liebling Haus. The first room includes the White City’s historical timeline, magazines from the 1930s and 1940s, and other materials. In the second room, we will focus on contemporary conservation. The third room (The Project Room) features changing exhibitions by various creatives and researchers exploring the question of "What is the White City?"
Curator: architect Sabrina Cegla

Curatorial consultant and experience designer: Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari
Curator of the Contemporary Conservation Space: Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari
Guest-curator at the Projects Room: Prof. Dr. Ines Weizman

The Question: The Projects Room
White City Center, 29 Idelson St. Ground floor

Gallery talk on Saturday 21.9 at 10:00
Thursday 19.9, 20:00 | Friday 20.9, 9:00-14:00 (guided tour at 13:00) | Saturday 21.9, 10:00-20:00

At the Project Room of the main exhibition, curator Sabrina Cegla invites researchers and creatives to comment on the question of what does the White City mean to them.

The first exhibition to be on display at the Project Room is a video installation and digital archive by architect and historian Prof. Dr. Ines Weizman of the Centre for Documentary Architecture at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. The project, titled examines the Liebling Haus as a research resource, which provides an opportunity to study the relationship between modernism in Tel Aviv and the Bauhaus school in Germany. The exhibition will also be on display at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.


Dialogues as Form
Bialik Square
Friday 20.9, 11:00-13:00
Free admission, registration on-site.

Come and meet professionals in architecture, conservation, and urban gardening for 10-minute conversations taking place under a canopy of weightless airbags designed by Raumlabor-Berlin collective. The sessions will be held at the space created by the group at Bialik Square, which they have turned into a meeting place for discussions about life in the city, where neighbors, festival-goers, and experts meet to talk about climate, trust, style, ownership, and the Bauhaus heritage in Tel Aviv.


Form as Dialogue
Bialik Square
Thursday 19.9, 18:00-20:00
Free admission based on availability. No pre-registration required.

A public workshop at Bialik Square, where visitors are invited to participate in designing and building chairs. Members of the Raumlabor-Berlin collective will host the workshop, allowing visitors to learn the architectural language and experiment with creativity, design, and planning.


Model Building
Meeting point: Entrance to the Liebling Haus, 29 Idelson St.
Thursday 19.9, 20:00 | Friday 20.9, 9:00-14:00 | Saturday 21.9, 10:00-20:00

Get to know Liebling Haus with the Model Building audio guide, which will carry you on a journey in time and space. The tour references dozens of architectural elements found in the building - a prominent example of international style architecture in Tel Aviv - and features informative recordings of professionals, along with personal stories of residents and families who lived at the house, offering a cultural, social, economic and political context to life in the White City.

At the end of the tour, visitors can choose another guided route and walk around the city. The tours are available for download as part of the Liebling Haus Audio app (lieblinghaus.org/audio).
Audio guides are available at the ground level.

Curator: architect Liya Kohavi
Research & assistance: architect Ayelet Rappaport
Sound Editor: Yochay Meital
Producer: Naomi Schneider


Revealing the City Map on the Liebling Haus Rooftop
White City Center, 29 Idelson St.
Thursday 19.9, 20:00 | Friday 20.9, 9:00-14:00 | Saturday 21.9, 10:00-20:00

Visit the rooftop of Liebling Haus - The White City Center and step inside a large-scale map of the city, while looking at the Tel Aviv-Yafo skyline from above.

The School of the City

The School of the City views the urban environment as a space for action and learning. The educational program at Liebling Haus, in schools, and around the city offers a place for experimentation and activity for all ages. The School of the City is inspired by the Bauhaus, integrating knowledge and practice from various fields - architecture, design, and art. During the opening events, the School of the City will host various activities at Liebling Haus and across town.

Click here for more information.       

Launching the Liebling Haus Urban Research Lab
Saturday 21.9, 17:00
Free admission based on availability.

The Urban Research Lab of Liebling Haus - The White City Center explores the urban sphere in its broadest sense, promoting studies of urbanism, history, and culture focused on modern architecture and its influences. At the opening event, architect Dr. Jeremie Hoffmann, Director of the Conservation Department of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, will present ten groundbreaking studies conducted in collaboration with the Lab. Dr. Hoffmann's lecture, "Open Cities",asks whether contemporary technologies alter the way we read the city, and how can we protect our bodies in the city; are there any eclectic buildings in Tel Aviv; do we have scientific evidence of Patrick Geddes’ genius; were all city planners in Tel Aviv and more.

The opening events of the Liebling Haus are part of the Triennale der Moderne architecture festival.