ז'אן שארל דה קסטלבז'ק

Peeling Off the Layers

One of the most interesting moments of the museum is the period in-between exhibitions. An exhibition closes, an exhibition opens. And what happens in between? The museum changes its face, it undresses and gets ready.

Today, Beit Ha'ir museum is preparing for the new exhibition "Isolated Moments from a Cycle" by the London based fashion house BOUDICCA. The wall papers that covered the galleries, the photographs, videos, installations, mannequins and designer clothes that were displayed in "Borderline" exhibition have been removed. The museum has been undressed.

Before the museum doors open for a new exhibition, something occurs in the museum, something that provokes thoughts on the in-between state and raises the question – is the current state of the museum no less interesting than the exhibitions in it? The scraped off walls reveal the different layers of past exhibitions all mixed together: Dan Reisinger aside Wayne Horse and de Castelbajac. Something interesting is created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designs from the Archive Collection by JC de Castelbajac

 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.