Friday mornings lecture and demo series | 2016-2017Admission fee: 50 shekels. Advance registration required tel: 03-5182257 or firstname.lastname@example.org Free entrance for hearing impaired for lectures with sign translation - to be arranged in advance.
- First meeting, 27/01/17 | 10:30 | Folding
- Second meeting, 24/2/17 | 10:30 | Between improvisation and design
- Third meeting, 31/3/2017 | 10:30 | On Stage
- Fourth meeting, 28/04/17 | 10:30 | Folk tales
- Fifth meeting, 26/5/17 | 10:30 | Around the world
- Sixth meeting, 30/6/17 | 10:30 | Layers and Template – deconstruction and construction
The Spirit Between the WallsEtel Pisareff – ceramic artist, creates light structures from very thin slabs of clay that are characterized as delicate, flexible, simple, refined and asymmetrical forms. Her works are created by playing with logical geometry. In the meeting she will speak about the dialogue between materiality and spirituality, asymmetry and aesthetics and she will demonstrate making work from thin slabs. Demonstrator: Etel Pisareff – is a graduate of Haifa University art faculty as well as the faculty of sociology and anthropology. She specialized in the Art Academy in Antwerpen, Belgium, participates in exhibitions in Israel and abroad and is a member of the cooperative Shlush Shloshim, in Neve Tzedek.
Meital Kommemi - Photo: Inbal ZeidlerMeital Kommemi, develops and designs light fittings, ceramic vessels and other objects inspired by origami, the art of paper folding. In the design process she combines geometrical mathematical objects which start as folded paper and industrial, technological elements. In her lecture she will tell about her deep connection to origami and its contemporary inclusion as a maker. Lecturer: Meital Kommemi, product designer, origami artist and the owner of Studio Kamidoro, graduate of HIT Technology Institute of Holon.
Survivor StylingYotam Shifroni and Adi Azar are makers who in the past few years work under the joint label of StudioKnob – design objects, furniture and lighting made in their home in Jaffa where local happenings are the inspiration for their work. Dirt, noise, cultural variety and improvisation transfer from the street through a design filter and are expressed in work that is humorous, aesthetic and homely. In the lecture Yotam will discuss the relationship between improvisation and high design, aesthetic language, methods and political meanings that develop between the two. Lecturer: Yotam Shifroni – a furniture, stage and lighting designer and partner with Adi Azar in StudioKnob, a graduate of HIT Interior Design department and lecturer at Ort Singalovski and Avni in the Industrial Design department.
Out of the MoldDima Gurevitch – ceramic designer, owner of conceptual, contemporary design called Sculpture in Design together with his partner Nadya. The couple combine functional design and conceptual art in daily objects that are both humoristic and sensitive. Dima will demonstrate making objects using casting molds. Demonstrator: Dima Gurevitch – graduate of the the Ceramic and Glass Design department at Bezalel, lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Metaphors in adult puppet theaterPuppet theater is considered an art form for children. However, the metaphoric qualities of puppets enable dealing with a great range of human experience that cannot be expressed by a live actor. The lecture will cover some of these qualities through selected videos from the adult puppet theater world. Lecturer: Elit Webber – puppet theater director and independent creator.
AttireLior Kesem Hammama – multimedia artists, creates theatrical, exotic and colorful figures from paper machier. Her sculptures are based on her personal fantasy world filled with beauty imagination and joie de vivre. The artist will demonstrate sculpting garments for her characters using several techniques and she will talk about her work, the source and inspiration. Demonstrator: Lior Kesem Hammami - auto didactic artist, using clay and paper mache for over 12 years. Worked in the past as a graphic designer building models for exhibitons and creating scenery. Lives and works in Nes Ziona.
Contemporary, Creativity and AfricaOver the past few years the Western art world is showing increased interest in contemporary creativity in Africa. The lecturer will survey the art scene that interests the West - What are the characteristics? Who are the artists? Is this Africa and relevant to the locals? Or perhaps it is the Western art market that promotes it for its own purpose? Lecturer: Idit Toledano - curator of the African Studies Gallery
Extending the boundariesRoy Mayan – potter, researcher and maker in a wide range of disciplines – video, performance, installation, curator and critical writing. His work deals with extending the boundaries of the ceramic medium, material and concept. He investigates traditional ceramics and combines experimental materials. He collaborates with potters-artists around the world. He will demonstrate making a large vessel and combining elements to make an interesting object and speak about his cooperative project with the African Studies Gallery. Demonstrator: Roy Mayan – graduate of the Ceramic and Glass Department of Bezalel. Has a Masters Degree in multidisciplinary Art from Tel Aviv University. Lectures and participates in exhibitions, ceramic festivals in Europe and the Far East, owner of an independent studio in Savyon.
Between East and WestMarta Riegers connection to China began in 2011 when she visited the San Bao Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China. As a result she decided to return and create work using the facilities availaible in the ceramic factories and workshops. Marta faced the challenge of creating her unique work in facilities that were production studios. The lecture will focus on three series she created in the past years. Course clay dipped in porcelain slip (for which she receied a prize at the Mino festival in Japan in 2014), the egg series and the most recent bubble series. Lecturer: Marta Rieger – ceramic artist for 20 years, holds a degree in Social Work from the Tel Aviv University, born in Brazil, lives and works in Israel and China and exhibits in Israel and abroad.
Balance in MotionSimcha Even Chen – ceramic artist, makes objects that focus on elements of movement, balance and mass. She creates geometric designs on the objects and by a process of masking and he Demonstrator: Simcha Even Chen – has a doctorate in Science and until recently work as a scientist in the biochemistry laboratory of the Hebrew University. She has done ceramics since the 90’s and has exhibited in many exhibitions in Israel and abroad, winning international prizes for her work. Since 2011 she is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC).
Text – ileIn the work “Carpet” and “Pattern Books” books are the raw materials and from bookcases at home they cover the walls and floors of gallery spaces, meticulously laid out becoming a woven carpet and then return home unharmed. In her lecture, Gali Cnaani, designer and textile artist, will talk about the book as a raw material and the connection between text and textile, pages and thread, deconstruction and reconstruction. Lecturer: Gali Cnaani – graduate (cum laude) of the Textile Design department, Shenkar. After completing her studies she studied further at the Craft College of Kansawa in Japan. In 2013 she was awarded the Andy Prize for contemporary applied arts and the Design Prize of the Ministry of Culture, lecturer at the Shenkar college textile department, exhibits in Israel and abroad.
An effective copied image.Printing deals with copying images, graphic, geometric or photographs, and from this creating patterns. The pattern making of Michal Klasovsky, an active ceramic and print artist, includes a basic awareness and acknowledgement of accepted cultural images. She uses the ideas, breaks them down and the reuses them to create something new, personal and relevant. Mostly her work practice includes many printings, cutting up the elements and then creating a collage for a new image, relating to its source but expressing personal meaning. She will demonstrate the use of screen printing and collage of printed sheets. Demonstrator: Michal Klasovsky – holds a Masters Degree in Art and creativity from the University of Haifa, lecturer in printing at Tel Hai Arts departments, teacher, social activist, writer. Lives and works in the Galilee Changes in the program are possible
Friday mornings lecture and demo series | 2015-2016Admission fee: 50 shekels. Advance registration required tel: 03-5182257 or email@example.com Free entrance for hearing impaired for lectures with sign translation - to be arranged in advance.
- First session 6/11/15 Parallel Worlds
- Second Session 8/1/16: Desert Winds
- Third Session 12/2/16: The Sound of Music
- Fourth session 11/3/16: Old – New
- Session Five 15/4/16 Materiality
- Session Six 20/5/16: One off and Series
- Seventh session 17/6/16: Food, Clay and Aesthetics
Dismaland – Banksys Amusement Park
Watch Ronit Barranga | Art lecturesIn August this year the renowned graffiti artist Banksy opened the exhibition Dismaland in England. Ronit Barranga was selected to participate together with 57 artists from around the world for which she created the work UNTITLED FEAST. In her lecture she will talk about her work and her experience from the actual exhibition. Ronit Baranga: Is a sculptor, graduate of the Midrasha Art Faculty in Beit Berl and has a degree in Psychology and Hebrew literature from the University of Haifa
HybridsThe long time sculptor David Morris who creates clay characters, hybrids of humans and animals as if from ancient cultures, will demonstrate some of his working techniques. He will talk about his chosen direction, the tension between the individual and the group that is expressed in his works that are in continuous dialogue with each other.
Watch David Morris | Pinching technique demonstration
This is an objectFor about 20 years, Bedouin women make unique works that are a combination of home objects and building and industrial waste that are covered in textiles. In 2015 an exhibition was held of their works. The curators of this exhibition will talk about the works that were shown, their use and the process of making. Lecturer: Orna Goren, founder and past chief curator of the Joe Alon Museum of Bedouin Culture
Watch Textile artist and lecturer Dalia BarkeyDalia Barkey, Textile artist and lecturer at Shenkar in the Textile Design Department Nerikome Nitza Bar, a potter, creates functional work that is characteristically desert colors, influenced by the Negev where she lives. Over the past years she has focused on the a Japanese technique called Nerikome using different color clays, which she will demonstrate.
Lior Meyuhas demonstrates playing a HangA musical lecture including an overview of various ethnic instruments from around the world including some exotic locations. The instruments are made of natural and recycled materials and their unique sounds will be demonstrated. Lecturer: a representative from the Kalimba group – a unique shop of ethnic instruments in Neve Tzedek.
Okarina My Love
Boriz Katz | How to make an OkarinasBoris Katz – a ceramic artist who creates sculptures with a humoristic twist, an expression of his internal being. He is a specialist in making Okarinas (clay whistles), each a sculpture which can be complex and colorful or minimalistic but no less sophisticated and funny. He will demonstrate the making process, talk about his work and their inspiration.
Thread and Material – Past Present and FutureCeramics as well as textiles are once again in the limelight and the limits of the materials are being stretched to new capabilities and applications. The lecture will cover various technologies and new developments in these fields. Lecturer: Shira Shoval – textile designer, graduate of Shenkar, textile design department and a lecturer in the department. She is the director of the Aharon Feiner Eden Materials Library in the Holon Design Museum
Traditional Techniques in Contemporary Works
Watch Shamai Gibsh demonstrating terra sigillataShamai Gibsh - ceramic artist, creates works that are finished with terra sigillata – a fine ceramic clay used in ancient ceramics giving a special shine and color palette. He will demonstrate how to make terra sigillata with colorants, explain its roots in history and its use today.
Multi MaterialsShira Keret creates objects from a wide range of materials and techniques. She uses water cutting methods to make serving dishes, casts porcelain vases imitating TROPIT and in her latest project creates light fixtures from Corian. In her lecture she will survey her works, talk about the processes and the inspiration for her work. Lecturer: Shira Keret, industrial designer and a member of the FOUR AND FIVE design group, graduate of Bezalel Art Academy in Industrial Design.
Looking Far and ClearRani Gilat – artist and potter, makes functional and sculptural objects on the wheel inspired by the human body. He is a specialist in porcelain, considered the upper crust of ceramic materials. He will demonstrate making porcelain bottles and talk about the history of the material and the challenges using it.
Creating LightStudio Veyehi specializes in designing and making lights from wood veneer. The producst tell the personal story of human involvement in the making process. The designers will talk about their connection to raw materials and the stories behind their light fixtures. Lecturers: Tzur Gotlieb – designer. Studied at the Midrasha Art Department, Beit Berl and a graduate of Bezalel Art Acadamy in Industrial Design Katrina Brand – designer. A graduate in sculpture and ceramic design from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Stuttgart as well as the Ceramic Design department of Bezalel.
A one man factoryAbed Aljaabri – potter. Abed began his professional life at 14 in the ceramic factory in Hebron where he decorated pots. He continued to learn wheel throwing and to this day creates a wide variety of ceramic vessels of varying sizes for his customers. He will demonstrate his working methods and talk about his workshop.
Catching the MomentPhotographing food is one of the most complicated in this field. To succeed one has to convey texture, atmosphere, smell and taste and stimulate all the senses of the viewer. The photographer will talk about his unique approach to photographing food, his passion and preferences, both culinary and photography. Lecturer: Nimrod Ganisher – professional photographer in various fields with a love for food photography. Works for magazines, restaurants, chefs and food factories.
Leaving the CircleTal Gilboa Ardon – ceramic artist. Creates and produces projects that are multi disciplinary in art, design and food. She designs and makes dishes for restaurants, shops and catering. She will demonstrate making oval baking and serving dishes using the wheel and hand building techniques and talk about her work and professional choices.
Friday Mornings at the Benyamini Center | 2014-2015
Lecture and demonstration seriesEach session: 50 shekels admission Advance registration – 03-5182257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- First session 14/11/14 Vessels, Food and Clay
- Second Session 9/1/15: Crystal Clear
- Third Session 6/2/15: Choosing Material
- Fourth session 13/3/15: Contemporary Traditions
- Session Five Signs and Stories
- Session Six 15/5/14: Jerusalem and the makers
- Seventh session 12/6/15: Combined materials