The commotion prior to the Bezalel Academy of Art Graduate Exhibition for the art, fashion and goldsmithing tracks was palpable. Some signs still had not been hung, and the printed materials were late because Bezalel insisted that all texts be available in Hebrew and Arabic. The large exhibition space housed incredible works by a small […]Read More
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Berlin Fashion Week seems to have internalized the fact that in Germany, most people are just not interested enough in fashion. Germany seems to be a country where technological efficiency and innovation are more important than impressive clothing. With the change in Fashion Weekâs main sponsor and the fact that its many events are spread […]Read More
A successful vacation in the Netherlands with happy kids may not include Amsterdam coffee shops but it can be remarkably comfortable and enjoyable. When my partner posed the question, What am I supposed to do in the Netherlands for an entire week? I bought him aÂ traveling guide and the plane tickets. As we planned to […]Read More
Itamar Gilboa food chain art projects all stem from his personal experiences: identity, the transition from Israel to the Netherlands, the army, his relationship with his mother. Each time that Itamar settles on a project, he devotes himself to it so completely that it takes him several years of careful study to research and complete […]Read More
This exhibition was as fast-paced and exhilarating as a passing storm. In fact, until the fourth day I did not even have a free minute to meet the designers on the other side of the room. To tell you the truth, during the first three days I barely had time to string three coherent sentences […]Read More
As a designer, I participated in Fashion Week twice, if you can call it participating – my jewelry was on the runway but as jewelry designers at Tel Aviv Fashion Week are considered merely a nice decoration. All I could do was to sneak into the show tent and, standing in the very last row, […]Read More
Dreams is a project to benefit children sick with cancer, in cooperation with the Oncology Department at the Edmund and Lily Safra Pediatric Hospital at Tel HaShomer, and sponsored by Stratasys and Synergy. When I got to know the wonderful dolls created by Studio Dor Carmon, I found so many important issues to address that […]Read More
This year, the Fresh Paint Art Fair was held in the new and impressive Steindhart Nature Museum at Tel Aviv University. The building is still under construction and will host the fair before it is filled with the universityâs nature collections, making it the first nature museum of its kind in Israel. Just a moment […]Read More
The Norton Museum of Art, located in Palm Beach, Florida, recently held its sixth Bijoux Contemporary Jewelry Art Sale. This year was my fourth time participating in Bijoux.
From the very first moment that I arrived, I felt that this museum and this exhibition were more than just another show and retail opportunity. It felt more like my extended family abroad and a home away from home.
The public sector in Israel has abandoned culture and now only generous commercial sponsors are available to support the arts. Art or, in this case, fashion can only lick its wounds and pretend for one week that it can survive in this economy.Read More