International Conference: DAY 1 - movies and lectures - Eretz Israel Museum

International Conference: DAY 1 – movies and lectures






Welcome and official opening

Ami Katz, Director General, MUZA

Dr. Debby Hershman, Deputy Director and Chief Curator-at-large, and Founder of the Biennale, MUZA

Premiere screening of the Biennale’s exposure film with captivating views of this mega-exhibition and meetings with its creators, directed by Ran Slavin, produced with the support of the Cultural Diplomacy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.




Dr. Glenn Adamson: “The Future of Craft”

Guest Lecturer and Advisor to the Conference

Dr. Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian based in New York who works at the intersection of craft, design history and contemporary art. He has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee.




“Curating Craft: New Challenges and Opportunities”

Dr. Glenn Adamson in conversation with Henrietta Eliezer Brunner, Curator of the Glass Pavilion, Curator of Crafts at MUZA and Chief co-curator of the Biennale, and

Karen Patterson, Curator of The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Philadelphia; previously Senior Curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), Wisconsin.




Screening of video works and performances presented in the Biennale: Untitled, Murjan Abu Deba; Khnum, Khnum Group; Lasha, Tal Dayan and Rachel Menashe Dor; Recitative, Shir Handelsman; Raw Material, Sharon Murro.




17:00-20:00: Meeting the artists of the Biennale: Yael Atzmony, Maya Arazi, Eitan Bartal, Shlomit Bauman, Shelly Freiman, Andrey Grishko, Dafna Kaffeman, Yuvi Kahana,Sarit Shani Hay, Avivit Segal, Boris Shpeizman

17:30-19:30: Livestream of the Conference Lectures Online at the Alexander Center

Performance and Movement:

19:30-20:00: Fitting room” Choreography: Inbal Oshman; Dancers: Oryan Yohanan, Ran Ben Dror; Tailor: Amnon Lipkin. Supported by the Israeli Lottery Foundation (Alexander center)

20:00: Biennale Lab: Opening event of “Variations in Fabrics and Motion,” Media Innovation Lab (IDC milab), School of Communications, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. The event will include a special display of robots outdoors and a performance at the Biennale Lab