Loving art. Making art 2017 | open studios
This event, organized by the Tel Aviv municipality, offers the opportunity to visit about 150 artist studios around the city as well as exhibitions and special events.
At the Benyamini center the studio will be open to visitors showing work by Sivan Sheffner, Eliya Ĺevi, Avi Ben Shushan, the " first studio" resident artists who will also do a performance 4 to 1 - four techniques to make one object.
During this event we will open two new exhibitions Power of Attraction - international ceramic works from collections, curated by Ravit Lazer and Look Alike - ceramics from the collection of Mika Adler curated by Einav Baranes Eliasav.
Free entrance to all events.
Masterclass: Marina Stepanova Lanskaya, guest artist from Moscow
Saturday 28/10/17 at 20:30
Marina was born in Western Siberia where she studied ceramics. For the past 30 years she has lived in Moscow and has participated in exhibitions and symposia in Russia and around the world. Her work can be found in museum collections in Russia, England, Holland and China. She will talk about her work as well as contemporary ceramics in Russia focusing on young, promising artists working in clay.
Tuesday 24/10/17 at 18:30
Admission: 30 shekels – advance registration
Free entrance for Benyamini students
Avi Amesbury will be resident artist for the month of October. She will conduct some independent research including travel and visiting galleries, museums, natural wonders and animal sanctuaries and focusing on the landscape and architecture as well as the theme, Country - ancient lands, for a planned exhibition in Australia. She will talk about her artistic journey and works made mostly in porcelain using various handbuilding techniques.
Sunday 3/9/17 at 19:30
Admission: 30 shekels – advance registration
Free entrance for Benyamini students and members of the CAAI
Nina was granted a scholarship by the - Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt to further her research for her work process.
Talking about her work:
“Mainly my work includes two fields. On the one hand I do art by using the theme of collection in different ways and on the other hand I build small rooms of ceramic material.
Each day I collect one thing I find anywhere during the day. These things I archive in little plastic bags labeled with the date and find spot. Besides that I have another continuous growing collection of finds. These I combine with little self-made artificial ceramic objects. I am working with the principle of mimicry. I try to blur the border between the things I made and the things I found by chance.
The main topics of the collections are memory and the stories of the finds themselves. To hold on the time, feelings and moments and the fascination of the past and archeology.
As well as my collections, the ceramic rooms are telling stories. You can look through little windows into the rooms. There you can find a place that seems to be abandoned. I love the poetry of decay. The nature has conquered back the urban space. At the same time the rooms could tell about human insides, emotional and fragile affairs, destruction and chaos but as well about silence, hope, beauty and security. They speak about a desire for protective walls and a place you cannot easily find.
I like to experiment with the material and the coincidence while the burning process. Above all I like to use material I can find in the surroundings, such as natural clay, stones and little things.
Last year I was asked to create cups for the culture festival Yiddish Summer Weimar. Therefor I used fragments of the text of a Yiddish song printing them on the cups. Inspired by the connection to Yiddish Summer Weimar and a friend in Halle who is researcher for Yiddish culture I would like to search for Yiddish traces in Israel.”
Demonstration for Beit Binyamini Tel Aviv Israel
Thursday March 9th 16-17.30pm
Margaret will demonstrate how she has developed different ways of altering and joining fine thrown porcelain forms to create exciting lit sculptures.
She will also show a short powerpoint presentation that will run during the demonstration to illustrate some of the electrical and engineering details that she has used to light up the porcelain forms.
There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
Advanced registration: 03-5182257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrance: 70 shekels or 50 shekels for Benyamini students and CAAI members
A guest of the Department of Ceramic and Glass Art and Design, Bezalel
Sunday 26/2/17 at 17:30
John Higgins is a ceramic artist, with a fresh and loose approach to making with clay. He is inspired by contemporary architecture and forms. He begins by making work on the wheel, deconstructs the forms, layers the colors and re-creates vibrant, expressive pieces. His unconventional approach with color and lines emphasize the three dimensional sculptures that he creates.
Advance registration: 03-6874150
Entrance: 70 shekels and 50 shekels for Benyamini students and CAAI members