Social activism is a part of our agenda as artists and leading ceramists have initiated a project to support the needs of refugees.  Ceramic artists have donated bowls made specially for this fund-raising event.   The money from the sale of the  bowls and the soup made by the Joz and Loz restaurant will be donated to buy food for refugees.

You are invited to participate in this event.

Saturday 29/12/12 between 16:00 and 19:00 in the garden of Joz and Loz and Rahel O.

Entrance from 51 Yehuda Halevy Street, Tel Aviv

For details:
Eti Goren 03-6825876 or Joz and Loz 03-56063085

The event is organized by the Ceramic Artists  Association and the Benyamini Center in cooperation with Joz and Loz.

“Donkey” Catalogue Launch and gallery talk with the curator Revital Ben Asher Peretz and Itamar Levy

Full scheduele:

10:30   Donkey at the Benyamini Center – the idea and motives behind the exhibition

Revital Ben-Asher Peretz | A curator of contemporary art, former student of Lidia Zavadsky, graduate of the Department of Ceramic Design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (1995). Her curatorial work focuses on consolidation of artistic action groups combining artists and non-artists from various disciplines, who experience a common process over time.

11:15   Between Pottery, Art and Psychoanalysis

Itamar Levy | A psychoanalyst, writer, lecturer, art critic and curator, Levy was cast for the role of the exhibition’s “ceramicist.” He regularly attends an afternoon pottery class, maintaining the inevitably binding status of “amateur.”

11:45 Break

12:00 Donkey Time – Screening of the film by the director Yahin Hirsch

An unusual view of the image of the donkey in Israeli society.  Through the donkey and its physiology we gain insight into the place it fills in history, literature and culture.

(2002, 35 min. Production: Israel Film Society)

Celebrate with us the Benyamini Center’s 1 year birthday!


A street party with our new neighbor – ALARAMPA restaurant

DJ Ofer Schoolmaster (The Apples)

Thursday evening 21/6/12

Alix de Rothschild Crafts Award winners were announced on April 22nd at the Benyamini Center

Uri Shapira

  • First place: Rimma Arslano
  • Second place: Shlomit Bauman and Itamar Sagi
  • Third place: Uri Shapira Asnat Koblenz Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum

More information on our events page

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The exhibition Breaking the Mould – April 20 – May 12, 2012 – displays works by finalists of the Alix de Rothschild Crafts Award.

Shlomit Bauman - Untitled

Avi Biran, Efrat Eyal, Rimma Arslonov, Shlomit Bauman, Nurit Baltiansky and Tamar Akov, Ohad Benit, Avner Bar Hama, Dina Berman, Ruth Barkai, Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum, Israel Hadani, Rina Haikin, Iris Tutanauer, Einat Leader, Orit Marili, Yael Friedman, Asnat Koblenz, Liora Kowan, Nava Segev, Itamar Sagi, Uri Shapira

Opening on April 20th, 2012

The Benyamini Center is hosting the biannual Alix de Rothschild Crafts Award this year.

Winners of this year’s award will be announced by Ruth Corman and lawyer Pazit Shalmon-Baratz at the Benyamini Center on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 19:00

Works by the finalists of the Alix de Rothschild Crafts Award are on display at the Benyamini Center gallery in the exhibition Breaking the Mould 20/4/12 – 12/5/12

For more information please visit our gallery page

Students of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, visiting the Benyamini Center, December 2011

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These days we have began creating content for the newly born Benyamini Center Web site. Students of Issachar, artists participating in the Center’s activities and others, are invited to contribute content – text & images – to the new Web site. Please use the Contact Us form to, well, contact us in this matter