Events 2014

Loving Art – Making Art – Artist Residence

25 – 27 December 2014 The Benyamini Center is participating in the Loving Art – Making Art event organized by the Tel Aviv municipality and focusing on the various art centers that have artist studios as part of the complex. Visitors to the center during this special event will be able to enjoy a special sound performance as well as various demonstrations and presentations focusing on the artists that have participated in the First Studio program over the years.

Program:

Thursday 25/12/14

The gallery will be open from 10:00 – 23:00

Friday 26/12/14

10:30 – 11:30 BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE STUDIO – The resident artists will present all the steps in the ceramic making process – starting with clay preparation and ending with the painting of the objects. Participants: Roy Yahalomi, Ahia Canna, Reut Rabuah, Sara Kaminker 11:30 – 12:30 DEMOS AND PRESENTATIONS – previous participants in the program will talk about their work and show their working processes 11:30 Lena Dubinsky – A slide presentation of her works and work methods 11:50 Yael Mor Gruner – Will demonstrate making a composite pot 12:10 Dima Gurevich – Will demonstrate making a cast ceramic object 13:00 – 14:00 UNIQUE SOUND PERFORMANCE
special sound performance | מופע סאונד ייחודי

שיתוף פעולה ראשון מסוגו בין פעמוני בזלת לבין קלידים, בשילוב מוסיקה אלקטרונית

A first time collaboration between keyboard, electronic music and the basalt bells (made by Roy Yahalomi as part of his final project in the Industrial Design department of the Holon Institue of Technology – Roy is also a resident artist at the Benyamini Center) The musicians are Nir Yatzkin (keyboard) and Omri Blau (bells).

Saturday 27/12/14

10:30 – 11:30 BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE STUDIO – The resident artists will present all the steps in the ceramic making process – starting with clay preparation and ending with the painting of the objects. Participants: Roy Yahalomi, Ahia Canna, Reut Rabuah, Sara Kaminker and Naama Rosenfeld 11:30 – 12:30 DEMOS AND PRESENTATIONS – previous participants in the program will talk about their work and show their working processes 11:30 Ayelet Gavriel – A slide presentation of her works and work methods 11:50 Gal Goren – Will demonstrate making a nerikomi pot 12:10 Guy Jana - Will demonstrate making a large pot on the wheel

Masterclass with Sergei Isupov

Sunday 14/12/14 at 17:30 Entrance: 70 shekels, 50 shekels for members of the CAAI and students of the Benyamini Center Advance reservation required: 03-6874150 or caai@bezeqint.net Sergei is visiting Israel with the generous support of AIDA

Sergei Isupov

Born in 1963 in Russia. Graduate of the Art Institute in Tallinn, Estonia 1990. Resident in the USA since 1994. Isupov is internationally recognized with works in many important collections, exhibitions, catalogues and books. He gives lectures and workshops in leading institutions around the world. In 2001 in won the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial prize. Sergei works in porcelain hand building his sculpture and decorating them with a unique and elaborate style. He says of his work.

Video clip from ceramic artist Sergei Isupov lecture

http://youtu.be/6EfNvfjOEwY

“I am a student of the universe and a participant in the harmonic chaos of contrasts and opposites: dark – light; male – female; good – evil.Working instinctually and using my observations, I create a new, intimate universe that reveals the relationships, connections and contradictions as I perceive them. I find clay to be the most versatile material and it is well suited to the expression of my ideas. I consider my sculptures to be a canvas for my paintings. All the plastic, graphic and painting elements of a piece function as complementary parts of the work.”


Masterclass with Tessa Wolfe Murray

Sunday 21/12/14 at 18:00 Entrance: 70 shekels, 50 shekels for members of the CAAI and students of the Benyamini Center Advance reservation required: 03-6874150 or caai@bezeqint.net Tessa is visiting Israel with the generous support of the Israel Craft Foundation and Ruth Corman

Tessa Wolfe Murray

  studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art followed by a postgraduate course in Ceramics at Goldsmiths College. On completing her degree she set up an independent studio and combined work with teaching. She left London for Yorkshire to share a studio and work part-time for ceramicist Anna Lambert, then moved to a multi-discipline studio in Leeds to concentrate full-time on her own work. Throughout this time she supplied shops, craft and fine art galleries in the UK and made contacts in Europe through participating in Ceramic Fairs in Holland and Belgium. It was also a time of productive collaboration with the Conran Shop, designing and making ranges of vases and lampbases which were sold in their shops worldwide. A commission to make 20 vases and dishes for an Ikebana exhibition in Kyoto, Japan proved to be an exciting challenge resulting in the development of several new designs in her own work. In 2001 she moved to Biscuit Studio in Hove which she shared with ceramicist Kellie Miller. She is now based in a new studio in Lorna Road, Hove.

Ceramicist demonstrating sawdust burning - video

http://youtu.be/8Sq8TcV4f5I

She has developed a unique method of smoke firing functional vessels that allows them to be glazed internally. She is inspired by abstract art, natural and urban landscapes especially on her travels around the world.

Masterclass with a visiting potter from Catalonia Jose Maria Mariskal

On Friday 24/10/14 at 12:00 Free admission - Advance registration at benyaminiccc@gmail.com or 03-5182257
Jose Maria Mariskal

Jose Maria Mariskal

Jose Maria Mariskal

Jose Maria Mariskal

Jose Maria Mariskal

He was born in Spain to a family of potters and from a very young age started working on the wheel. He worked in several potteries in La Bisbal – the heart of pottery in Catalonia in north-east Spain. He describes himself as self taught. In 2003 he opened his own studio and makes functional as well as decorative works using local terracotta in a typical Mediterranean style. In the last few years he has mastered making very big pots with crystalline glazes and in this work his mastery is most evident.

Video clip from ceramic artist Jose Maria Mariskal lecture at the Benyamini Center

He is an active member of the crystalline glaze forum – contributing generously with his knowledge. In 2013 he convened an international conference on the subject in La Bisbal with leading artists in the field.


Boris Katz | בוריס כץ

Boris Katz | בוריס כץ

Exhibition season opening in Kiryat Hamelacha

(SOSA - south of Salame) on the weekend of 4 - 6 of September:
  • Three new exhibitions at Rosenfeld Gallery, Feinberg Projects and Raw Art Gallery.
  • The Benyamini Center will be open until 23:00 on the night of the 4/9/14 - the last opportunity to see the exhibition The Feast which closes on Saturday 6/9/14 at 14:00
  • The new gallery Art Place (Shvil Hameretz 6) will be open until 23:00 and they will provide information on studios that will be open during the weekend
  • A - la - Rampa - our neighborhood bar and restaurant will be open with during the entire weekend

המשתה The Feast

The Feast

The annual Ceramic Artists Association exhibition focusing on the connection between ceramics and food and the culture of food and eating. Curator: Ido Garini Participating artists: Zehava Edelsburg | Michal Adler-Shalev | Mika Orstav | Michal Etiel Sandler | Einat Aroch | Ronit Baranga | Dima Gurevich | Shamai Gibsh | Rani Gilat | Rachel Menashe Dor | Zahara Harel | Shula Wolk | Eilat Vil-Neventzel | Avner Zinger | Chomer Tov | Shahar Tuchner | Einat Cohen | Boris Katz | Riki Manor | Yael Novak | Inbar Frim | Ofra Kuts | Jacaranda Kori | Michal Kalsovski | Eti Kazir Ben Har | Leah Sheves On the opening evening guests will be invited to take part in the feast by participating in the culinary performances which will take place in addition to the work on display. Ronit Vered, journalist and food researcher, will present The Black Banquet of Grimaud de la Reyniere Grima – seated around the banquet table she will tell the fascinating story of the historical culinary event. Studio Appetit will present the porcelain vessels designed for Luscious Food Cravings in a sensuous fruit feast Michal Etiel Sandler, a participating artist, will invite the visitors to eat her pastries and return the wrappings to the center of her work – creating the remains of the feast On the roof bowls made by the participants will be used to eat food from an African street made by Eritrean and Sudanese refugees

כיתת אמן עם Bozena Sachartzuc

Masterclass with Bozena Sachartzuc

Wednesday 18/6/14 at 16:30

Bozena Sachartzuc – a Polish artist, who currently lives, creates and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw – Poland. The potter’s wheel is used as a starting point for the creation of a body of work which is large in dimensions, sensuous and sculptural in qualities - monumental and impressive. Vessels in a variety of compositions form installations which are strong, expressive and meaningful. The artist tries to perpetuate in clay the same unique qualities which are inherent in wheelwork - softness, fluidity, movement, flow. The artist's hand marks are well imprinted in the clay. Surface treatment of lines in rhythmic repetition, limited and ascetic coloring, strengthens and supports organic poetic forms which take their inspiration from nature as well as archaic classical vessels.

Entrance:

  • 50 shekels
  • 30 shekels for Benyamini Students, members of the CAAI and students
Advance registration: 03-5182257 or benyaminiccc@gmail.com

כיתת אמן עם Bozena Sachartzuc


Craft in Contemporary Material Culture | A symposium in memory of Prof. Ami Drach

The Dept. of History and Theory, the Dept. of Industrial Design, the Dept. of Ceramic and Glass Design, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

In conjunction with

Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center

Wed. 21/5/14 at Bezalel Thurs. 22/5/14 at Beit Benyamini

Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow | עמי דרך ודב גנשרוא

Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow | עמי דרך ודב גנשרוא

Free entrance – limited places – Registration essential (details below)

Wed: 21/5/14 – Bezalel Acadamy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Mt Scopus campus

10:00 Welcome and Opening remarks – Auditorium 222

Dr Ory Bartal, Head of the Dept. of History and Theory, Bezalel Dr Reuven Zahavi, Dept. of History and Theory and the Dept. of Jewellery and Fashion, Bezalel

10:30 – 12:15 Panel 1: Craft Determines Identity - Auditorium 222 Chairman of the panel: Haim Parnas, Head of the Dept. of Industrial Design, Bezalel

  1. Maya Vinitzky, Industrial Design Dept. Bezalel Shofar (ram's horn) maker: Questions about preserving professional knowledge
  2. Tamar Nissim Cross cultural education through Palestinian embroidery
  3. Lior Vilenchik, Curator of the Diaspores project Neo-craft – digital craft in the Diaspores exhibitions project - young Israeli artists in Berlin
  4. Oren Arbel, Ceramic and Glass Design Dept., Bezalel ''Still making pots'' – a personal view of contemporary ceramics in the third world

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break

13:15 – 14:15 Dr Glenn Adamson, Director of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) New York

Making it in New York City. Auditorium 222

14:15 – 16:00 Panel 2 and 3 in parallel: Panel 2: Craft in Contemporary Design – Auditorium 222 Chairman: Dr Ory Bartal, Head of the Dept. of History and Theory, Bezalel

  1. Merav Rahat, The Dept. of Design, the dept. of Art, Hakibbutzim Seminary The transition from contemporary design to neo-craft 
  2. Lena Dubinsky, Ceramic and Glass Design dept. Bezalel Making and Industry: The case of porcelain factories in Europe at the start of the 21st century
  3. Sheri Arnon, The Dept. of Visual Communication Image craft
  4. Neil Nanner, Industrial designer High-end, low-tech

Panel 3: Craft in Architecture – Staff room 8th floor Chairman: Dr Reuven Zehavi, the Dept. of History and Theory, the Dept. of Jewellery and Fashion, Bezalel

  1. Arch. Dr Alias Mesinas, the Dept. of Design, HIT (Holon Institute of Technology), Chairman of Ecoweek Ecoweek workshops for green design and building: Art and making in the public space in Israel and abroad
  2. Arch. Moti Bodek, the Dept. of Architecure, Bezalel The interaction between the architect and the digital program and its expression in design processes and production methods and the assembly of contemporary structures
  3. Daphna Yalon Talking about earth – from anonymity to intimacy

16:00 – 17:45 Panel 4: Craftivism – Auditorium 222 Chairlady: Zivia Kay, the Dept. of Jewellery and Fashion, the Ceramic and Glass Design Dept., Bezalel

  1. Michal Klasovsky, ceramist, the Art Center Givat Haviva Printed clay as an activist arena
  2. Arch. Sharon Koniak Craftivism
  3. Orly Nezer Ben Haim Pottery and the social turnpoint
  4. Ruth Chinski-Amitai, Curator for the Raanana municipality and independent curator ''Knitted lists'' – Knitting as an encoded activity

Thursday 22/5/14 Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center

10:00 Welcome and Opening remarks – Marcelle Klein, Director of the Benyamini Center

10:15 – 12:00 Panel 1: Neo craft Chairman - Dori Orian, Ceramic and Glass Design Dept. Bezalel

  1. Dov Ganchrow, the Ceramic and Glass Design dept. Bezalel ''Li-zor'' (My flintstones/To create)
  2. Shira Shoval and Ariel Blonder Jacquard 2.0 – design between layers
  3. Shlomit Bauman, Industrial Design Dept. HIT (Holon Institute of Technology) Nano-craft: The moving still life
  4. Moriah Adar-Flaxin Computer Aided Craft

12:15 – 13:45: Panel 2: The status of craft in contemporary culture Chairman: Dr Baruch Blich, the Dept. of History and Theory, Bezalel

  1. Eran Ehrlich, Head of the Ceramic and Glass Design dept. Bezalel The ethics of ''doing''
  2. Einat Leader, the Dept. of Jewellery and Fashion, Bezalel Real is human
  3. Dr Reuven Zehavi, the Dept. of History and Theory, Bezalel The perception of objects in contemporary craft

13:45 – 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:30 Dr Glenn Adamson, Director of the Museum of Arts and Design MAD, New York Full Circle: The Return of Clay

15:30 – 17:00 Panel 3: Craft and National Identity Chairlady: Ravit Lazer, Head of the Benyamini Ceramic Art School, Industrial Design Dept. Shenkar School of Engineering and Design

  1. Rami Tarif, Industrial designer Preservation of craft – the Druze and their material culture
  2. Yael Gilat, Head of the Art Dept. Oranim College Not only Maskit: Voluntary women’s organizations that promote official folk culture in Israel reflecting ethnic affiliation, class and gender
  3. Dr Katia Oicherman, Head of the Textile Dept. Shenkar School of Engineering and Design Between canvas and illusion – the urge to create an autobiography
Free entrance – limited places - advance registration essential: Benyamini center, 17 Haamal ST, Tel Aviv: 03-5182257 or benyaminiccc@gmail.com Parking for 20₪ for Benyamini visitors in the parking lot Bar Yohai St 21 Tel Aviv The symposium will take place at Bezalel, the Mt Scopus campus. This invitation allows you to park in No. 5 bet parking lot next to Bezalel. Bezalel: 02-5893315 (Merav Zvi) or ht2@bezalel.ac.il
Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow | עמי דרך ודב גנשרוא

Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow | עמי דרך ודב גנשרוא


Design Underground - Friday morning panel

Peddy Mergui

Peddy Mergui

25 April 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Participants

11:00 Einat Leader All that glitters... Jeweller and design researcher, past head of the Jewellery and Fashion Department, Bezalel Acadamy of Art and Design. 11:30 Ido Bruno Preparing for work: What I do before Industrial designer active in his design studio IDBruno. Senior lecturer in the Industrial Design department, Bezalel Acadamy of Art and Design 12:00 Peddy Mergui Flour is flour is flour:  Where to draw the line - the ethical boundary of a visual communication designer Designer artist. Senior lecturer in the Visual Communications department and past head of the department, HIT Holon Institute of Technology. Free entrance Advance registration at benyaminiccc@gmail.com or 03-5182257

Daniel Clayman

Daniel Clayman is a unique glass artist specializing in monumental cast glass objects – characterized by their minimalist geometry. His work is architectural and focuses on mass, volume and material in space. He manages to capture in his work the essence of glass. The transference of light through a skin of glass is central to his work and the simple forms together with the complex technique give his work a dramatic and powerful presence. These effects originate in his first experiences as a stage and lighting designer. Besides the glass casting workshop, Daniel Clayman will lecture on his work on Tuesday 1.4.14 at 17:00. The lecture is open to the public. Advance reservation required Entrance: 50 shekels Daniel Clayman is in Israel with the generous support of AIDA.


Melissa Stern - Visiting artist at Beit Benyamini

Masterclass with our guest resident artist Melissa Stern Wednesday 19/3/14 at 16:30

Breaking the Rules- Alternative Surfaces for Ceramics

This workshop will focus on new and innovative approaches to the ceramic surface, exploring the use of many new materials in conjunction with clay—paint, pastel, collage, fabric, ink…everything but glaze. Gold leafing will be taught. It will be several hours of material madness! Advance registration: 03-5182257 or benyaminiccc@gmail.com Entrance: 50 shekels

Melissa Stern מליסה שטרן

Melissa is a multi-media artist currently working, teaching and creating in New York. Her work is regularly exhibited in fine art galleries and is found in important collections all over the United States and abroad. Her various means of expression including drawings and collages enhance themes and ideas reflected in her sculptural pieces which are mostly figurative. The human figure serves as a metaphor to express a broad range of internal conditions and states of mind: “All of my pieces share a thematic thread. Childlike and goofy my figures live in a dream world, cower in relationships or stand tall in the face of adversity. They are at once dark and funny, expressive of the absurd world around them.” Internal monologues are translated to visual imagery rich in symbolism and meaning much like a psychological x-ray reflection. ‘The sculptures are made of carved and fired clay… appear to be carved out of stone or wood; the surfaces are rich and varied…a large array of materials is used to create surfaces that are layered and subtle, much like the people they depict…I work like a handyman cobbling together drawings and sculptures from elements found, borrowed, and imagined. ‘   As individuals and as a group - the figures are actually impressions, drawings, collages and images translated into a three-dimensional visual language reflecting the artist’s intimate inner world rich in memories and history – personal, social and political. ‘Through the layers of pigment, the sensuous surfaces, and the melodies of each sculpture’s interior monologues… Melissa creates multi-sensory experiences that give us a chance to reflect on the rich strata of our own lives.’