Fragments and Fire

Within the framework of Photomenta, the Glass Pavilion hosts works by photographers from Israel, Albania and France. Presented at the entrance to the Pavilion is a series of photographs featuring piles of glass shards, which were gathered in order to be melted and used to produce bottles. The photographs were taken at the Phoenicia Glass Works in Yeruham, Israel's largest glass factory.

The projection room features an allegorical video work concerned with fragments of childhood memories by means of children's games. Dsiplayed on the interior of the pavilion is a series of photographs concerned with melting pots, whose central elements are metal and fire.


The Glass Pavilion is home to one of the world's most beautiful and comprehensive glass collections, and features the products of 3,500 years of creation in glass.  The permanent collection invites viewers to embark on a fascinating visual journey exploring the history of glass, while laying an emphasis on its aesthetic, cultural, and social dimensions.


Photomenta features the works of some 30 photographers from Mediterranean countries. The exhibition extends throughout the museum pavilions, the Migdal Gallery and the Archaeological Garden. These different sites serve as "port cities" from which visitors can embark on a journey throughout the Mediterranean.




Adrian Paci (Albani/Italy), Per Speculum, video (originally film), 8 minutes, 2006




Francesca Piqueras (France), Fire, 2020




Oded Balilty (Israel), Glass Mountains, 2016