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WALK OF ART – VISIONARY SHOES

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Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem Presents

A WALK OF ART: VISIONARY SHOES

CURATOR: Ya’ara Keydar 

EXHIBITION DATES: January 23, 2017 to Feburary 13, 2017 

TIMES: 11am-7pm daily 

LOCATION: Parasol Projects Gallery, 208 Bowery, New York

Ya’ara Keydar Curator, A Walk Of Art: Visionary Shoes

Ya’ara Keydar is an independent fashion scholar and curator and teaches the course „Fashion in Museums“ at NYU SPS. Keydar’s upcoming fashion exhibition, “A Walk Of Art: Visionary Shoes,” opens January 23, 2017 in Parasol Gallery, New York and features works by Bezalel .

Previously, she curated the exhibition “Cinderella Syndrome: A Journey In The Footsteps Of The Stiletto,” co-curated “Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman,” at 80WSE Gallery in New York, and curated the fashion exhibitions “Happily Ever After: The Israeli Bridal Gown Reimagined” and “Wedding Photographer: Bridal Portraits in Israel 1910-1990,” both exhibited in Israel.

Keydar graduated from the Costume Studies program at NYU and is a 2016 winner of NYU Steinhardt’s Samuel Eshborn Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in fashion design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.

Founded in 1906, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem is Israel’s oldest institution of higher education and the birthplace of Israel’s art culture. With programs ranging across the disciplines, Bezalel’s graduates influence the world through their designs, utilizing the top skills instilled within them in their time at the historic art academy in Jerusalem. Bezalel offers courses in fine arts, architecture, ceramic and glass design, industrial design, jewelry and fashion design, photography, visual communication, screen based arts, art history, and art theory.

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem Presents – A New Fashion Exhibition – A WALK OF ART: VISIONARY SHOES

NEW YORK. NY., JAN 2, 2017 – The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem is pleased to debut Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes, an exclusive exhibition that explores the art and cult-following of women’s shoes. The Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes” will run from January 24, 2017 to February 13, 2017 with an opening reception Monday, January, 23, 2017 from 6 -9 p.m.

Presented in the Parasol Projects Gallery of the famed New York Bowery, the exhibitionwill feature more than 60 contemporary designs, all created by the distinguished alumni and students of the Israel-based academy. The innovative and radical designs explore unconventional sculptural techniques that aim to defy space, anatomy and gravity with the blend of traditional craft and nontraditional materials.

Shoes are objects that have an almost mystical ability to instantly rivet us,” said curator Ya’ara Keydar. The Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes” is an exploration of the charged history, iconic shapes and mystery that so often surrounds shoes through the lens of burgeoning Israeli designers and alumni of the Bezalel.”

The art interpretation ranges from renowned artist Sigalit Landau’s well-known Dead Sea project’s salt-crystallized shoes to fanciful explorations in footwear using porcelaine, glass, metal, wood, to futuristic 3D printed shoes, impossible platforms, wedges, and heels. This exhibition creates a thoughtful journey between the ephemeral and the perennial, the beautiful and the painful, the mythology and reality of some of the most charged and coveted objects in fashion history.

Walk of Art is an exhibition that embodies the spirit of Bezalel through its fusion of art and fashion. We are excited to see our talented students and acclaimed alumni explore the complex and fascinating social history and design evolution of women’s shoes with their art,” said Bezalel’s President Prof. Adi Stern.

Notable designers featured in the exhibition will include leading shoe artist Kobi Levi who has designed shoes worn by Lady Gaga, leather goods fashion house Daniella Lehavi and many more. For more information about Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, please visit www.bezalelfriends.org. For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://www.walkartexhibition.com/. #walkartshoes

About Bezalel:

Founded in 1906, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is Israel’s oldest institution of higher education and the birthplace of Israel’s art culture. With programs ranging across the discipline, Bezalel’s graduates influence the world through their designs utilizing the top skills instilled within them in their time at the historic art academy in Jerusalem. Bezalel offers courses in the fine arts, architecture, ceramic design, industrial design, jewelry, photography, visual communication, animation, film, art history, and art theory. For more information, please visit http://www.bezalel.ac.il/en/.

About Yaara Keydar, Curator:

Ya’ara Keydar is an independent fashion scholar and curator and teaches the course „Fashion in Museums“ at NYU SPS. Keydar’s upcoming fashion exhibition, A Walk Of Art: Visionary Shoes,” opens January 23, 2017 in Parasol Gallery, New York. Previously, she curated the exhibition Cinderella Syndrome: A Journey In The Footsteps Of The Stiletto,” co-curated Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman,” at 80WSE Gallery in New York, and curated the fashion exhibitions Happily Ever After: The Israeli Bridal Gown Reimagined” and Wedding Photographer: Bridal Portraits in Israel 1910-1990,” both exhibited in Israel.

Keydar graduated from the Costume Studies M.A. program at NYU and is a 2016 winner of NYU Steinhardt’s Samuel Eshborn Award.

Prof. Adi Stern President, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

Prof. Adi Stern was appointed President of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem in 2015. He is a graphic designer, type designer and a design educator who started his career as an undergraduate student in the halls of Bezalel. In his role he is in charge of the vision, where to lead the Academy in the future. He is also in charge of the academic plans of the different departments, and the academic development. He believes in further strengthening the role of Bezalel at the epicenter of Israeli culture, while increasing the institute’s visibility on the world stage and further integrating Bezalel in the community and fabric of the city of Jerusalem.

Prior to becoming president, he served for eight years as the head of the visual communications department at the Bezalel Academy, leading one of the most innovative departments.Watch The Channel (2016) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Since 1994 he has run his own leading visual communication studio, which specializes in design for cultural institutions, as well as in book design and typography. He was a selected artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation and the recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture Design Prize. His clients include the Design Museum Holon, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Batsheva Dance Company, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, the Israel Festival, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Opera, Yad Vashem (the world center for Holocaust research, documentation and commemoration), Microsoft Typography in the U.S., Linotype in Germany, and Monotype in the UK.

His works as an artist have been exhibited internationally and have won awards including the Tokyo Type Directors Award and the New York Art Directors Club Silver and Bronze awards. His work also received recognition from the Type Directors Club New York, Design and Art Direction London, International Society of Typographic Designers, London and the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers.

His field of expertise is typography and typeface design. He received his Master’s in Typeface Design from the Department of Typography at the University of Reading, UK, graduated with distinction, and completed his Bachelor’s degree in the Department of Graphic Design at Bezalel, also graduated with distinction. He writes, consults and lectures on the design and history of the Hebrew letter.

Founded in 1906, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem is Israel’s oldest institution of higher education and the birthplace of Israel’s art culture. With programs ranging across the disciplines, Bezalel’s graduates influence the world through their designs, utilizing the top skills instilled within them in their time at the historic art academy in Jerusalem. Bezalel offers courses in fine arts, architecture, ceramic and glass design, industrial design, jewelry and fashion design, photography, visual communication, screen based arts, art history, and art theory.

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