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.
“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.
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” 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.