Magasin III Jaffa Hosts Tal Zur from iota Studio for a Talk About Sheila Hicks, Textile and Social Business
iota is a design company with a social and ecological mission. It strives to design luxurious handmade objects for the interior, through traditional hand-craftsmanship, while creating jobs for otherwise unemployed people worldwide.
iota’s vision combines social responsibility alongside the preservation of traditional craft while emphasising the importance of skill.
Sheila Hicks is an internationally-renowned artist with a career spanning six decades. She is known for her ground-breaking use of materials and color and has redefined boundaries through her practice.
Hicks’ art works and techniques inspire the activities and products of iota studio, which have also exhibited an homage to Hicks’ exhibition at the Israel Museum in 1980, as part of the Jerusalem design week.
Migdalor by Sheila Hicks is the second exhibition in Magasin III Jaffa, the permanent satellite of Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art from Stockholm, Sweden.
The solo exhibition features a series of Hicks’ distinctive and vibrantly-colored sculptures, created from materials ranging from the traditional and natural – such as linen and cotton – to newly researched industrial materials based on new technologies.
Tal Zur is iota’s Creative Director and Head of Design. Tal is alum of the HIT design academy and today a junior professor at the school. She is also alum of the Museology and Curator program at the Tel Aviv University.