Papier Maché doll 521.
(photo credit: Matan Lieberman)
November with the “Butterflies in the Tummy” show of miniature works at Meirov
House, through to the Israeli Fashion exhibition at the same venue next March,
which provides an overview of the development of the local industry in the
The season opening fivesome includes the “Pass Forward” show
at Hachavah Gallery. It provides an intriguing look at the cumulative creative
effect of sequential inspiration.
The exhibition features items created
by professionals from a wide range of disciplines, with each artist feeding off
the work of the previous link in the design chain. Participants in the
exhibition include ceramics and glass designer Batia Malka, wood artist Ohad
Milner, rock singer Maya Herman, poet Roni Somek and dress designer Omri Goren
Over at The Theater Gallery, Natan Elkanovich’s “Childhood Memories” exhibition
features pop art-based works that combine to produce a high-relief image on
canvas with fashion accessories embedded in it. The creation is based on
pictures from Elkanovich’s own photograph album and conveys the artist’s
yearning for his long lost infancy.
The “Below the Belt” exhibition at
the Chenkin Gallery, curated by Ruti Liobin, presents a series of works by
female artists who explore the aesthetic and social properties of trousers using
a variety of creative techniques, and through the prism of their own life
experiences. The items in the show examine issues relating to control, power,
exploitation and authority as depicted in an item of clothing which, although
long wrested from the sole domain of the male, still arouses masculine
The “Read the Walls” (Likro Kirot) extramural slot of the
opening design event, on Dov Hoz Boulevard, offers a glimpse of the external
changes that took place in Paris during the Nazi occupation of 1941-45. The show
includes images of some of the 1,000 buildings dotted around the French capital
that bear stone plaques that act as testament to some of the horrors inflicted
by the Nazis on Parisians – including Jews – during World War II.
city’s name implies (hol means “sand” in Hebrew), Holon was largely built on
sandy terrain, and the “From Sands to Holon” (Meholot Le’Holon) show, curated by
Ayelet Biran, examines the subject of sand ahead of the planned creation of the
local Sand Park.
The exhibition embraces an extensive array of aspects
relating to sand, from perpetuity to transience, roaming and permanence,
interior and exterior, and the hidden and revealed. The contributing artists,
from various areas of design and art, include industrial designer Nir Meiri,
painter and installation artist Shuli Bornstein Wolf, and architects Kush Parekh
from California and Nitzan Set and Shilo Yohai.
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Other shows planned for
the rest of the season include the January show “Japan Is Here,” which marks the
first anniversary of the tsunami in Japan. It is couple with an international
poster design exhibition, the “January Dismantling, Assembling and More” slot
with works provided by the Ariel Design and Technology Center’s Department of
Industrial Design. In March, the “Animal Farm” exhibition will feature
zoological forms in pottery and glass.
Saturday’s exhibitions are free to
the public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
For more information: Chenkin Gallery
(03) 559-0021; Hachavah Gallery (03) 559-6590; Meirov House (03) 651-6851; The
Theater Gallery (03) 502-3001-3.
The ‘Read the Walls’ exhibition will
take place on Dov Hoz Boulevard between the Ayalon Freeway and Struma Square.
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