Ceramics and Glass Design: Faculty Person

Ben-Sasson Muli, Prof.

Ben-Sasson Muli, Prof.

Designer and Curator
Head of the Department of Ceramics and Glass Design 2005 - 2013
Graduate of the Department (1979) and Lecturer from 1981

Prof. Muli Ben Sasson's work focuses on the meeting points between design and sculpture. His works are influenced by philosophical texts and value concepts that deal with time and place. The central values that underlie his work are the search for the essence of form and material, thereby demonstrating the wealth and expressive ability of the material. This approach maintains that by integrating various technological processes one can discover and reveal the material's secrets.

Prof. Ben Sasson has presented his work in solo and group exhibitions in Israel and around the world. He has curated and designed exhibitions that have represented Israel all over the world.

As part of his private studio work, Prof. Ben Sasson designed the exhibit on 'Reflections After the Holocaust' at the new Yad Vashem museum in Jerusalem, as well as the exhibition "Contemporary Anti-Semitism in Europe". This exhibit has been on display since 2007 in various locations in Germany.

At the end of the 1990's, Prof. Ben Sasson curated, designed and accompanied the Bezalel exhibition that focused on the meaning and place of artefacts in the Jewish world. This exhibition travelled across the globe for eight years, and succeeded in generating a meaningful deliberation on the meeting between innovation and originality on the one hand, and ancient tradition on the other. This exhibition highlighted the influence of motifs from various cultures and design styles.

In 2012-2013, Prof. Ben Sasson curated and designed the "Bezalel on Tour" exhibition that has appeared in museums, academies and galleries across the United States.

For more than a decade, Prof. Ben Sasson has been a member of the steering committee for the Adi Foundation for Jewish Expression in Art and Design, which explores the nature of the relationship between art and Judaism.

Here forth is a list of museums and galleries where Prof.
Ben Sasson's work has been exhibited:

The Israel Museum | Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv | The Artists' House in Jerusalem | The Artists' House in Tel Aviv | Seoul Arts Centre, South Korea | Jewish Museum, Frankfurt, Germany | Museo de Bellas Artes, Valencia, Spain | Museo Sefardi, Toledo, Spain | Yeshiva University Museum, NY, USA | Jewish Museum of Vienna, Austria | Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Axel Springer Gallery, Hamburg, Germany | National Museum Kielce, Poland

mulibs@post.bezalel.ac.il