The Tel Aviv Biennale of Crafts & Design Reopens for 2021 Season

    Liat Segal, Neither Solid Nor Liquid, 2019 Mixed-media installation (mechanics, electronics, software, readymade glasses, magnets, aluminum, Perspex, wood) H. 70, diam. 200

    Event Details

    March 1, 2021, 8:00PM – June 10, 2021, 12:00PM
    Eretz Israel Museum
    2 Haim Levanon St., Ramat Aviv
    Tel Aviv 69975, Israel

    Event Info

    The Tel Aviv Biennale of Crafts & Design reopens its doors with a huge exhibition that seeks to draw an up-to-date picture of the intersecting worlds of craft and design in Israel – with an emphasis on ceramics, glass, jewelry design, textile and paper. The Biennale, which extends throughout the museum’s various exhibition spaces, permanent displays and outdoor sites – presents the various fields intertwined for the first time in a large-scale exhibition.

    Under the title “First Person.  Second Nature” this inaugural Biennale features some 250 works that range from sculptural objects, artworks, design items, site-specific and outdoor installations, video and sound works, performance and collaborative projects. The works present physical and conceptual materials related to the local and global cultural spheres.

    Held in collaboration with the Israel Designer Craftsmen’s Association, the Tel Aviv Municipality, and various academic art and design institutions, the Biennale presents some 300 Israeli craftspeople, industrial designers, fashion designers, multidisciplinary artists, architects, and more.  Among them prominent names such as: Uri Samet, Ayala Serfaty, Eitan Bartal, Dov Ganshrow, Vered Kaminski, Hila Amram, Liat Segal, Pesi Girsh, Farid Abu-Shakra, Ronit Baranga, Sarit Shani Hay as well as four academic research bodies: The Master’s Degree Program in Industrial Design; The David and Barbara Blumenthal Center for Textile Research in Shenkar (CIRtex); and the Media Innovation Lab at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center (miLAB).

    For the creation of the Biennale, one of the most comprehensive and challenging museal projects undertaken in Israel, participated some of the country’s most highly qualified curators, designers and museum professionals.
    Visit the Biennale’s blog to get to know the works, read interviews with the creators, and listen to podcasts.

    Deputy Director, Chief Curator, Founder of the Biennale: Dr. Debby Hershman
    Chief Curators: Henrietta Eliezer Brunner, Yuval Saar
    Deputy Curators: Nir Harmat, Merav Rahat, Liora Rosin
    Exhibition Design: Studio de Lange (Chanan de Lange)
    Graphic Design: The League
    Exhibition Installation: OBA Studio (Omri Ben Artzi)

    2haim Levanon St. Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69975
    Monday, Wednesday     10a.m-4p.m.
    Tuesday, Thursday       10a.m-8p.m
    Saturday                     10a.m-6p.m