The Italian ceramists from Montelupo Fiorentino, Carlotta Fantozzi and Veronica Fabozzo, guests of the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center in Tel Aviv
The artist residency and cultural exchange program is promoted by the AiCC (Association of Italian Ceramic Cities) with the aim of promoting the exchange of professional experiences between different cultural identities, involving different ceramic cities.The project began with the collaboration between the Municipality of Faenza and the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center in Tel Aviv in 2019 when two artists from Faenza were hosted in Tel Aviv and two artists from the Benyamini teaching staff did a residency in Faenza. This year, the collaboration involves the ceramics city of Montelupo Fiorentino.
In June 2023, two artists from the Benyamini team, Eti Goren and Raya Stern, were hosted in Montelupo by the Montelupo Museum of Ceramics, the Experimental Ceramics Center of Montelupo, and the network of companies, artisans and artists who are part of the Montelupo Ceramics Road Association. During their stay they also participated in Ceramica Off, the Montelupo Fiorentino ceramics festival.
Arriving towards the end of August, Carlotta Fantozzi and Veronica Fabozzo from Montelupo, will be hosted by the Benyamini School of Ceramic Art where they will work for about two weeks. Toward the end of their visit, on Friday 8 September at 10:00, the will give a Master Class open to the general public (free admission). The guest artists from Montelupo will talk about their work, give a demonstration of majolica decoration, and the Israeli ceramists will talk about their visit to Montelupo. This event will be attended by Aglaia Viviani, a representative from Montelupo Municipality.
In addition The Benyamini Center will host a special event for children aged 8 – 10 on Tuesday 29/8/23 at 18:30, a workshop titled “Pinocchio. Between fantasy and reality” based on the famous Italian story by Carlo Callodi. The workshop requires advanced registration through the Benyamini Center 03-5182257 or firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost per child 20 shekels. Number of places limited.
Below is the information about the Italian artists who will be visiting our center from 27 August until 10 September.