106 The Make-Believe Consulate
Curator: Noga Davidson
participating artists: Ohad Hadad, Naama Roth, David Behar Perahia & Dan Farberoff (Common Views), Ruth Rottenstein, Davi Barel & Keren Zaltz (Relaxing Tours), Davi Barel & Maya Yadid.
The building on 4 Ein Rogel Street, apparently built in 1910, was a luxurious stone structure in the Colonial Style intended for diplomats who came to Jerusalem. Over the years, fascinating chapters in Jerusalem’s history have been intertwined with the building. However, its past has many missing pieces and is replete with mysterious bits of information and urban legends.
The building used to be the Persian consulate, but some claim that in certain periods it also served as the Turkish consulate. During the British Mandate period, the residence was used as a social club for officers and parties were held on the roof.
Today it is home to fresh.fund, a venture capital fund, and to Kulna Jerusalem, a nonprofit organization.
During the three days of Open House Weekend, the building will host a contemporary art exhibitionץ.