“Donkey” Catalogue Launch and gallery talk with the curator Revital Ben Asher Peretz and Itamar Levy
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.”
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)
The exhibition Breaking the Mould – April 20 – May 12, 2012 – displays works by finalists of the Alix de Rothschild Crafts Award.
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