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Arie Ofir

Curator: Sari Paran


"Interference, according to Wikipedia's definition, is related to the waves created by the spread of space disturbance. When multiple waves of the same type meet (sea waves, sound waves, vacuum waves) at the same point in space, the interference pattern is created. Something new was created from the meetings. Like, what files the emptiness, the ultimate blend between the “what” and the “how”, Practice and theory. Learning and insight, physics with philosophy. And the air which is like mass I turn the air (the nothing) into a mass that becomes an object that carries the subject.

A group of urns that conducts a dialogue between airy passages and material fragments.

 By doing so, I am trying to blend my Israeli culture, with the Chinese culture. In the series of jars made of aluminum, which is a tribute (Homage) to the Chinese porcelain, I created a dialogue between a jar-shaped jug of Chinese porcelain combined with my image representation in photographs from Tze'elim valley in the Judean Desert after a flood. My intermingling with nature is characteristic of my way of thinking, what is right in nature." Arie Ofir


Arie Ofir was a full professor at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem for 17 years. Among them, he headed the department for gold & silver smiting for 12 years. He was a lecturer and academic advisor at HIT for another 9 years.

He also coordinated the four departments: communications, film making, design and art, and also managed the excellent program of those departments at Kibbutzim College for four years. All together 30 years of academic work.

His works are in collections  And they were exhibited in well-known museums, among them:

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Museum of the 20th Century in Vienna

The museums of modern art, Kyoto and Tokyo

Jewish museums in NYC Amsterdam, Frankfurt

 The Spartus Museum, Chicago

 Skirbul Museum, Los Angeles

He won the Jesselson Prize For his life work In contemporary design of Jewish ceremonial art At the Israel Museum.

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