ZUMU is a community-based mobile museum, which moves throughout Israel showcasing huge contemporary art exhibitions. At ZUMU (a portmanteau combining the Hebrew words for “move” and “museum”) we believe that art plays a key role in creating a more open and accepting community and builds bridges between all different sections of Israeli society.
We started this groundbreaking journey three years ago in order to overcome geographical distances, to bridge cultural divides, to circumvent physical barriers, to overcome conceptual hurdles and to get rid of the conventional divisions between the artists & audiences, art & communities and creativity & reality.
ZUMU presents a creative alternative for Israeli society. Through a groundbreaking mobile museum, we are dotting the country with what we call discourse enabling benches, and invite all parts of Israeli society to make utilize them. At ZUMU we believe that art and culture play an integral part in the healing process that Israeli society needs so hard.
It’s been a challenging year. Our journey came to a sudden halt, just like the rest of the due to the covid19 pandemic. As a mobile and dynamic project, we were forced to find new and creative ways to keep our heartbeat going. That’s the reason we decided to go to Lod and launch an outdoor exhibition, creating a safe space for healing.