Around 70 artists are currently showcasing their latest works at the 8th Israeli Ceramics Biennale. This exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive exhibit in its field. 2016’s highlights are the gaping mouths and breasts with faces by Ronit Baranga, a series of frozen babies by Victoria Marudi and a video of a 4-ton block of clay by Esther Beck.
Working with clay involves patience and knowledge and, according to Dr. Eran Erlich, curator of the Clay Biennale and head of the Department of Ceramics and Glass Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, “ceramic artists have to struggle to enter the male-dominated field of art,” he says.
The exhibition is worth seeing. It is on until November 12 at the Eretz Israel Museum, Ramat Aviv