After a great success of Israeli design on the past two editions of designSUPERMARKET, when the fashion duo Muslin Brothers and 3D printed fashion collection by Danit Peleg were presented, we are going to show againshow again several personalities from the Israeli design scene. This time from the field of jewelry.

Shenkar: Israeli jewelry today

In 2015 the Jewelry department at the Shenkar University in Tel Aviv, led by Professor Sharon Keren, has reported an extraordinary level of their graduates. The theses of eight selected authors, presented at the designSUPERMARKET in an exhibition by curator and design theorist Danica Kovářová, draw their inspiration from – for us often a distant and exotic life experience – from personal memories of their military service, which is compulsory in Israel also for women, to the search for the forgotten family secrets in Georgia.

The process of their creation was for the authors also a process of new knowledge, often self-knowledge. The presented works play with the boundaries of the inner and outer, biological and technical, with the set limits, both social and cultural. The works themselves often cross the borders of jewelry and are more objects of fine art.

In the intimate installation by Matěj Činčera and Jan Kloss, realized from Colorplan paper, the following graduates from the Shenkar University will be presented: Vika Mayzel, Noa Farbstein, Shiran Shashua, Adi Sharon, Aya Uzan (Ayu – jewelry made), Gal Barsheshet, Lia Elnatan a Yarden Aizic Halimi. Three of them will personally present also their commercial collections – Vika MayzelNoa Farbstein a The Morning After (Shiran Shashua).



photo: Ayu – jewelry made


Sharon Keren

During the past eight years, the head of the Department of Jewelry Design at the University of Shenkar has been a person, who is not a jeweler, but a significant sculptor and performer. It has been Sharon Keren, a member of the Zik Group, active since the mid 80s. He will present the transformation of his department under his leadership personally in the accompanying program of the designSUPERMARKET – on Saturday 10th December at 6:45 p.m. in NoD in Dlouhá 33, Prague 1.

The program is supported by the Embassy of Israel in Prague. Thank you.

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