Craft in Contemporary Material Culture

A symposium in memory of Prof. Ami Drach

The Dept. of History and Theory, the Dept. of Industrial Design, the Dept. of Ceramic and Glass Design, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. In conjunction with Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center.

Wed. 21/5/14 at Bezalel
Thurs. 22/5/14 at Beit Benyamini

Free entrance – limited places – Registration essential (details below)

Wed: 21/5/14 – Bezalel Acadamy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Mt Scopus campus

10:00 Welcome and Opening remarks – Auditorium 222

Dr Ory Bartal, Head of the Dept. of History and Theory, Bezalel
Dr Reuven Zahavi, Dept. of History and Theory and the Dept. of Jewellery and Fashion, Bezalel

10:30 – 12:15 Panel 1: Craft Determines Identity – Auditorium 222
Chairman of the panel: Haim Parnas, Head of the Dept. of Industrial Design, Bezalel

  1. Maya Vinitzky, Industrial Design Dept. Bezalel
    Shofar (ram’s horn) maker: Questions about preserving professional knowledge
  2. Tamar Nissim
    Cross cultural education through Palestinian embroidery
  3. Lior Vilenchik, Curator of the Diaspores project
    Neo-craft – digital craft in the Diaspores exhibitions project – young Israeli artists in Berlin
  4. Oren Arbel, Ceramic and Glass Design Dept., Bezalel
    ”Still making pots” – a personal view of contemporary ceramics in the third world

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break

13:15 – 14:15 Dr Glenn Adamson, Director of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) New York. Making it in New York City. Auditorium 222

14:15 – 16:00 Panel 2 and 3 in parallel:
Panel 2: Craft in Contemporary Design – Auditorium 222
Chairman: Dr Ory Bartal, Head of the Dept. of History and Theory, Bezalel

  1. Merav Rahat, The Dept. of Design, the dept. of Art, Hakibbutzim Seminary
    The transition from contemporary design to neo-craft 
  2. Lena Dubinsky, Ceramic and Glass Design dept. Bezalel
    Making and Industry: The case of porcelain factories in Europe at the start of the 21st century
  3. Sheri Arnon, The Dept. of Visual Communication
    Image craft
  4. Neil Nanner, Industrial designer
    High-end, low-tech

Panel 3: Craft in Architecture – Staff room 8th floor
Chairman: Dr Reuven Zehavi, the Dept. of History and Theory, the Dept. of Jewellery and Fashion, Bezalel

  1. Arch. Dr Alias Mesinas, the Dept. of Design, HIT (Holon Institute of Technology), Chairman of Ecoweek
    Ecoweek workshops for green design and building: Art and making in the public space in Israel and abroad
  2. Arch. Moti Bodek, the Dept. of Architecure, Bezalel
    The interaction between the architect and the digital program and its expression in design processes and production methods and the assembly of contemporary structures
  3. Daphna Yalon
    Talking about earth – from anonymity to intimacy

16:00 – 17:45 Panel 4: Craftivism – Auditorium 222
Chairlady: Zivia Kay, the Dept. of Jewellery and Fashion, the Ceramic and Glass Design Dept., Bezalel

  1. Michal Klasovsky, ceramist, the Art Center Givat Haviva
    Printed clay as an activist arena
  2. Arch. Sharon Koniak
    Craftivism
  3. Orly Nezer Ben Haim
    Pottery and the social turnpoint
  4. Ruth Chinski-Amitai, Curator for the Raanana municipality and independent curator
    ”Knitted lists” – Knitting as an encoded activity 

Thursday 22/5/14- Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center

10:00 Welcome and Opening remarks – Marcelle Klein, Director of the Benyamini Center

10:15 – 12:00 Panel 1: Neo craft
Chairman – Dori Orian, Ceramic and Glass Design Dept. Bezalel

  1. Dov Ganchrow, the Ceramic and Glass Design dept. Bezalel
    ”Li-zor” (My flintstones/To create)
  2. Shira Shoval and Ariel Blonder
    Jacquard 2.0 – design between layers
  3. Shlomit Bauman, Industrial Design Dept. HIT (Holon Institute of Technology)
    Nano-craft: The moving still life
  4. Moriah Adar-Flaxin
    Computer Aided Craft

12:15 – 13:45: Panel 2: The status of craft in contemporary culture
Chairman: Dr Baruch Blich, the Dept. of History and Theory, Bezalel

  1. Eran Ehrlich, Head of the Ceramic and Glass Design dept. Bezalel
    The ethics of ”doing”
  2. Einat Leader, the Dept. of Jewellery and Fashion, Bezalel
    Real is human
  3. Dr Reuven Zehavi, the Dept. of History and Theory, Bezalel
    The perception of objects in contemporary craft

13:45 – 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:30 Dr Glenn Adamson, Director of the Museum of Arts and Design MAD, New York
Full Circle: The Return of Clay

15:30 – 17:00 Panel 3: Craft and National Identity
Chairlady: Ravit Lazer, Head of the Benyamini Ceramic Art School, Industrial Design Dept. Shenkar School of Engineering and Design

  1. Rami Tarif, Industrial designer
    Preservation of craft – the Druze and their material culture
  2. Yael Gilat, Head of the Art Dept. Oranim College
    Not only Maskit: Voluntary women’s organizations that promote official folk culture in Israel reflecting ethnic affiliation, class and gender
  3. Dr Katia Oicherman, Head of the Textile Dept. Shenkar School of Engineering and Design
    Between canvas and illusion – the urge to create an autobiography

Free entrance – limited places – advance registration essential:
Benyamini center, 17 Haamal ST, Tel Aviv: 03-5182257 or benyaminiccc@gmail.com
Parking for 20₪ for Benyamini visitors in the parking lot Bar Yohai St 21 Tel Aviv

The symposium will take place at Bezalel, the Mt Scopus campus. This invitation allows you to park in No. 5 bet parking lot next to Bezalel.
Bezalel: 02-5893315 (Merav Zvi) or ht2@bezalel.ac.il

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