Bezalel greats Ezri Tarazi and Haim Parnas show off their unconventional housewares at the Tower of David.

Posted on July 22nd, 2015


"Objective” – the name of the exhibition that opened Thursday at Jerusalem’s Tower of David Museum – is a contradiction in terms. There are plenty of objects in the new show, but the artists’ approach was entirely subjective.

The artists in question are Ezri Tarazi and Haim Parnas, who have a personal, emotional vested interest in the capital. They are both Jerusalemites by birth, and Parnas weighs in with 16 generations of Jerusalem lineage on his father’s side. Both are senior members of the local designer community, have burgeoning international portfolios, studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and are now members of that institution’s teaching staff. All of that makes them ideal professionals to offer their take on the history, and accumulated political and cultural vibe, of the capital. Read more .