Currently on show at Beit Ha'ir museum are special designs from the historical archive of the Frenc fashion designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac together with wall paintings which he drew especially for the exhibition. The designs exhibited were made during the 80's as part of different non-commercial art projects and were all collaborated with different artists such as the Israeli multidisciplinary textile designer Eliakim, and French artist Herv'e Di Rosa.
Some of the designs were inspired by cinema and pop culture such as images from the movies "Star Wars" and "E.T" or a vinyl record. In addition there are some silk dresses designed as a tribute to endangered safari animals, alongside surreal images such as a dress inspired by "The Liquid Clocks" of Salvador Dali.
On show with the exhibition by Castelbalac, is the exhibition "BorderLine"
The two exhibitions will close on Wednesday 08/08/2012.
The Opening Exhibition
threeASFOUR (New York)
Opening – November 27, 2011
Chief Curator and Manager of Bialik Center: Ayelet Bitan ShlonskyArtistic Director: Claudette Zorea
Beit Ha'ir has invited threeASFOUR, the avant-garde fashion label from New York, to create the inSALAAM inSHALLOM project that focuses on the ties between Jewish and Arab aesthetics and demonstrates how the visual world binds these two cultures to each other. threeASFOUR is comprised of three designers: Adi Gil – born and raised in Israel, Gabi Asfour – of Palestinian descent, born and raised in Beirut, and Angela Donhauser – born in Russia, raised in Germany. The result of mutual cooperation between Beit Ha'ir, threeASFOUR and multi-disciplinary artists from Israel and the international arena, inSALAAM inSHALLOM is a multi-layered project that includes the exhibition, a fashion show, an original film, music and performances at Beit Ha'ir.