“A WALK OF ART: VISIONARY SHOES” EXHIBITION WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!

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"A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes" Tali Surit, Domina Trix, 2015, Photographer Yoav Zohar, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

Tali Surit, Domina Trix, 2015, Photographer Yoav Zohar, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

You’ll want to don your most fabulous shoes and strut over to “A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes” at Parasol Projects Gallery in New York where you’ll find the most radical shoes you’ll ever set eyes on, all from Israeli designers from Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Practical? Not at all. Absolutely fabulous? Definitely!

Exclusively presented by the American Friends of Bezalel, “A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes” features more than 60 contemporary women’s footwear designs blending traditional craft with non-traditional materials (think metal, porcelain, wood and even glass). They are all created by alumni and students of the Israel-based academy, and it’s clear that there are no limits to their creativity.

Aya Feldman, HyBird Solid Float, 2016, Photographer Tom Haroush, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

Aya Feldman, HyBird Solid Float, 2016, Photographer Tom Haroush, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

“If you can’t walk in a shoe,
is it still considered a shoe?”

If you can’t walk in a shoe, is it still considered a shoe? That is the question that will be endlessly debated by anyone attending this exhibition.

"A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes" Or Kolker, Between Layers, 2015, Photographer Daphna Rennert, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

Or Kolker, Between Layers, 2015, Photographer Daphna Rennert, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

"A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes" Alexandra Rudshtain, Surrendering Construction, 2014, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

Alexandra Rudshtain, Surrendering Construction, 2014, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

Hand selected by Bezalel’s President, Professor Adi Stern, fashion historian Ya’ara Keydar, “A WALK OF ART” is an expansion of “Cinderella Syndrome: A Journey In The Footsteps Of The Stiletto,” which took place in Israel in June 2016. This marks the US debut of several new projects from notable designers that also appeared in the Cinderella show which also heavy featured graduate work from Bezalel.

"A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes" Aya Feldman, HyBird, 2016, Photographer Talya Crudo, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg 2

Aya Feldman, HyBird, 2016, Photographer Talya Crudo, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg 2

 

"A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes" Tzlil Vered, Pebbels, 2016, Photographer Talya Crudo, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

Tzlil Vered, Pebbels, 2016, Photographer Talya Crudo, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

 

Sapir Tzidon, Armor, 2015-2016, Photographer Amir Isovitch, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

Sapir Tzidon, Armor, 2015-2016, Photographer Amir Isovitch, Mentor Eliora Ginsburg

“A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes” is running at Parasol Projects Gallery through February 13. Parasol Projects Gallery, 208 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

To view the website and the full exhibition, click here.

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