Shaare Zedek House was inaugurated in 1902 and served as a hospital until 1980, when it became the Israel Broadcasting Authority headquarters. In 2021, the New Spirit Association moved into the building, turning it into a vibrant artistic and cultural space. The exhibition “Waiting Room” presents a contemporary tribute to the historic building. 66 artists gave their illustrative interpretation to anticipation and waiting. The diverse themes range from the modest mundane anticipation such as waiting for an avocado to sprout or the kettle to boil, for the bus to arrive or rain to fall, and all the way to expecting a baby, a relationship or a hug.
Yehonatan Reuven, Galit Movshovitz, Eyal Chazor, Tiferet Sigala, Rama Frischoff, Ortal Yehudah, Michal Hirshfeld, Hadass Almagor, Sagi Mishevski, Galia Lidor, Rinat Hadar, Reut Stern, Ayala Avisar, Maayan Wiener, Minha Nopa, Tamar Boker, Liat Harush Avigal, Naama Feldman, Noa Rich, Naomi Shimron, Gaby Kasan, Shira Alfiya, Ilan Fainshtein, Yanit Hen Ya'akov, Ella Ben Amram, Hagit Frenkel, Tzipora Ben Mordekhai, Alex Bernstein, Inbal Leitner, Shani Katz, Lior Wenger, Gal Berger, Bat-El Ben Horin, Rotem Codish, Noam Saraf, Tirza Tzuberi, Shiran Naizer, Gal Shoham Shechter, Shai Simchoni, Netta Shalem Sokolovsky, Tehila Stern-Marx, Daria Dubrovin, Achinoam Reshef, Talya Peri, Tahel Ben Admon, Avia Rotstein, Nati Ransenberg, Romi Elbom, Sigal Viente, Nimrod Friedman, Anna Milman, Tchiya Kotlerov, Efrat Bina Yokel, Maya Gonen, Maya Klinger, Rachel Shiloach, Zohar Barak, Sarah Shaulov, Tzuf Sharon, Tamar Lev, Anat Itzhaki, Michal Avrasin, Dafna Barzilay and Nadav (Machete) Yahel