The Benyamini School of Ceramic Art is a professional center offering courses for beginners intermediate and advanced students, artists and designers who want to work within the bounds of the ceramic material. The school has a team of professional lecturers running a year-round program of courses in practical and theoretical aspects of ceramics as well as workshops, lectures and master classes with artists from Israel and abroad.
.The School year begins on October 21st and ends on June 30th
The School offers a unique program to acquire skills and a broad knowledge of all fields of clay making, development of a personal style and guidance in operating an independent studio. The program, suited to each student, runs over several years and includes compulsory and optional courses. It is geared towards beginners or part time ceramists who would like to expand their knowledge or make a career change
Curator: Dina Kahana- Gueller
Opening: Thursday 28/2/19
Closing: Saturday 27/4/19
Gallery talk Friday 12/4/19 at 11:30
Haimi Fenical, Sally Krystal Kramberg, Dina Berman Maykon, Dalia Meiri, Joshua Borkovsky, David Morris, Ziv Tsfati, Daniela Yaniv Richter, Amnon Israeli, Erez Israeli, Ron Chen, Edna Oliver Fridman, Kees Viser, Tal R, Maya Muchavsky Parnas, Meair Franco, Orit Adar Bachar
In that Empire, the art of cartography attained such perfection that the map of a single province occupied the entirety of a city, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a province. In time, those unconscionable maps on longer satisfied, and the cartographers guilds struck a map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following generations, who were not so fond of the study of cartography as the forebears had been, saw that the vast map was useless, and not without some pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the inclemencies of sun and winters. In the deserts of the West, still today, there are tattered ruins of that map, inhabited by animals and beggars; in all the land there is no other relic of the disciplines of geography.
Purportedly from Suarez Miranda, Travels of Prudent Men, Book Four CH XLV, Lerida 1658
Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths, Translation: Andrew Hurley
There are small intimate qualities created out of necessity to distill and refine anything that runs on a small scale. These objects may contain complex worlds, powerful in their size, without extraneous noise; It may even be a sharp essence. To diminish allows to load weight and spread unimaginable spaces. In a world where we live with simulation and reduction of reality, it is interesting to see how diminution as an act that is not compression (as in photography) creates an original and special world, disconnected from the large object that is the reference, and becomes an original manifestation with a unique language.
Works selected for the exhibition were made by the artist in the isolation of his studio, without the intervention of production specialists and monumental amplification technology; things that create density and not dispersion, that fascinate the viewer because of their details, the sensitivity of the material, the narrative and the inherent surprises within.
Like a paraphrase in Edmund de Wall’s book “The Hare with the Amber Eyes”: At the base of things in connection with daily life even routine daily life can be at times exotic. They can be sensual and spectacular but not grand like the Marie Antoinette chest or museum display cabinets. It is not Rembrandt nor the Parthenon but not an expression of lack of ambition. They were meant to be touched and reaching out for them is a moment of temptation.
Opening Thursday 28/2/19 at 19:30
Closing Saturday 27/4/19 at 14:00
Curator: Ravit Lazer
Participants: Yael Nachum, Bar Baraz, Yarden Bashevkin, Noam Talbi, Doron Rosenthal, Shirley Zadok, Jonatan Magnus, Michal Nachshon, Netha Goldberg, Barak Bar Haim, Gal Cohen, Sagiv Kehila, Tehila Ben Horin Camus, Hed Privash, Yael Salem, Dor Leibman
The participants of the exhibition were requested to design a functional, day-to-day object, a bowl. The design exercise required that the students relate to its appearance as a single object as well as a series in a group. The works were designed and executed by the students in the ceramic design course offered by the Industrial Design department of Shenkar. This course is one semester during which they learn about ceramic work processes focusing on industrial design for a limited series of works using plaster molds.
The lecture and demo series bring together lecturers and artists from various disciplines to discuss interesting issues; the connection between craft, design, art, memory and making, earth man and house, identity sexuality and art, and more. In these meetings we address questions that are inherent to making processes, materials and interesting work techniques and concern the meeting point of different areas of knowledge. This is an opportunity to connect to different intellectual and emotional worlds and be exposed to unique making methods and different ways of viewing the world
- אמנון ישראלי| Amnon Israeliשי בן אפרים | Shay Ben Efraim
- יונתן מגנוס | Jonatan Magnusאחיקם בן יוסף | Ahikam Ben Yosef
- דינה ברמן | Dina Bermanנטע מייקון | Neta Maikon
- יעל סאלם | Yael Salemאחיקם בן יוסף | Ahikam Ben Yosef