(18.5-22.5.2013, G91 lofr in Soho, 91 Grand St. NYC)
BEZALEL ON TOUR OPENS IN NEW YORK
Traveling Exhibition to Coincide with International Contemporary Furniture Fair & NYCxDESIGN
Press Preview: May 20, 6-9PM, G91 Loft, 91 Grand St, New York
On view: May 18-22, 2013, 10AM-6PM
Opening Reception May 19th
Invitation and more info : Nir Evron, May 20th
View Selection of works
NEW YORK, NY – This spring, Bezalel Academy’s traveling exhibition, Bezalel on Tour, will stop in New York and will be on view May 18-22 at G91 Loft in Soho, as part of the citywide event NYCxDESIGN and ICFF. The exhibition will showcase an extensive and diverse range of work from the past five years by recent alumni and emerging artists of Bezalel, the first cultural institution of Israel and one of the most important art and design academies in the world.
Curated by Prof. Muli Ben Sasson, head of Bezalel’s department of Ceramics and Glass Design, the exhibition will feature over 100 objects, 2D animation and video installations representing all of Bezalel’s eight undergraduate departments: fine art, photography, fashion & jewelry, industrial design, visual communications, architecture, screen based arts, ceramics & glass, and from Bezalel’s graduate departments in fine art, design and urban design.
“This exhibition offers viewers a unique sense of Bezalel’s flourishing artistic and professional practices, as well as an exceptionally creative, colorful, and talented side of Israel. The opportunity to present Bezalel on Tour as it coincides with other prestigious design events in New York, places the works in a global context while also emphasizing Bezalel’s commitment to quality and innovation,” said Eva Illouz, President of Bezalel.
Bezalel on Tour is based on the format of the successful exhibitions Bezalel has displayed over the past two years in Paris, Berlin, Milan, and London. Beginning in 2012 at the Maryland Institute College of Arts, the exhibition has traveled to Sotheby’s in Chicago, the Maltz Museum for Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts and Brown RISD Hillel in Providence. In New York, the exhibition of Bezalel on Tour will occur as part of NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s first annual event to showcase and promote design, and will also coincide with the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, North America’s platform for global design.
The exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, the David Berg Foundation, the Russell Berrie Foundation and Friends of Bezalel.
The press preview for Bezalel on Tour will take place May 20, 6-9 PM at G91 Loft. RSVP is required for the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 947-4557. There will also be an opening reception on May 19.