About the Exhibition
Exhibition from the Department of Jewelry and Fashion, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, invited by Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich.
The exhibition seeks to reflect the spirit ‒ the specific “Sagsoget” (engl. alloy) ‒ of the Bezalel jewelry from recent years, done by students and graduates of the jewelry and fashion department of Bezalel, who came from all over Israel – from different sectors, ethnicities, and religions.
The combination of the department’s European roots, mainly German, and its geographical and cultural location in the Middle East, has given rise to a conceptual and creative dialectic, oscillating between opposite yet complementary poles. The featured works surrender a tension between the local and the universal – between function and pure idea – between a one-off handiwork and serial production – between tributes to the past and insistence on the present and the contemporary – between west and east – between work in a bubble and exposure to outside influences. In fact, this dialectic is the essence and core of the Department of Jewelry and Fashion at Bezalel.
SAGSOGET. ALLOY. LEGIERUNG. EASY TO READ
Opening: 11 March, 7pm