Bezalel exhibition

Exhibition design

Initiated and curated by Janice Blackburn, the Bezalel exhibition at Sotheby’s, London, brought together the pioneering design of the Israeli art and design academy Bezalel from Jerusalem. I was invited to design the exhibition, as a Bezalel graduate being well informed of the academy breakthrough designs. The ‘cross-discipline’ idea that characterise the Bezalel teaching philosophy was a key motive in the exhibition design, thus the different disciplines and media were displayed together on the same platform.>>>

The exhibition space was divided into three main sections: a large central display unit in the centre of the gallery displaying small scale objects, the bigger scale objects such as furniture and lighting, were displayed in the periphery of the space, and two-dimensional works were hanged on the walls.The central display unit was a 15-metre long platform made of discarded Dexion’s shelving system. The idea was to create a contrast between the rough and industrial display system and the sleekness of the exhibits and exhibition space. Hundred and twenty-five A4 wall mounted pads composed a graphic timeline, telling Bezalel’s history using images, selected works and text.