Eretz Israel Museum

Muza Biennale

Muza Biennale 2



Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Biennale of Art and Design. 2023.
City Growth collection. Tokyo Coat in pink and Tokyo Coat in black, Shredded textile waste, knitting, needle felting, sewing, 2018.

31 March 2023 - October 2023.

Curator: Nir Harmat, Tomer Sapir, Henrietta Eliezer Brunner.

The Tel Aviv Biennale of Crafts & Design offers a cutting-edge view of contemporary crafts and design in Israel today. The Second Biennale, whose chosen theme is “What Is the Measure of Man?” focuses on the human condition at the threshold of a new age. The Biennale examines the different circles that surround us, and our power to impact the future of the place in which we live.

The Biennale include 250 works by prominent Israeli artists are presented alongside a selection of craft and design works by international artists responding to ancient cultures and traditions.

Cohen's garments from City Growth collection challenge the common perception that recycled objects are lesser value, shredding knitwear that are no longer in use to create new fabrics.
The inspiration for her collection is taken from Nasa aerial photographs that reveal topographical changes resulting from accelerated urbanization encroaching on green surfaces.